- Law Cases
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jan. 6, 2013) — A Georgia woman disabled an intruder who broke down her front door and found her with her children hiding in a closet with a loaded gun as she waited for a response to a 911 call made by her husband, who was not at home at the time.
The invader reportedly “rummaged” through the family’s possessions in various parts of the house before finding the woman and her daughters in their hiding place.
After the woman wounded him with five shots, the perpetrator reportedly fell to the floor and started crying. The woman and her children fled to a neighbor’s house, after which the invader exited the house and operated a motor vehicle for a short distance, where he collapsed.
The invader has a long arrest record since 2008 and had been released from jail after being convicted of “simple battery and violating probation.” The woman’s husband called his wife “a hero” and “a responsible gun owner.” “Her life was saved, and our kids’ lives were saved,” the husband said.
On Friday, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords visited with several families affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy at their invitation to discuss gun control. As public schools are “gun-free zones” by congressional statute, no one at the school had a weapon to counteract the attack perpetrated by a 20-year-old man identified as Adam Lanza of Newtown.
Those who blame guns for the deaths of the children are advocating for tighter federal restrictions on firearms and ammunition purchases, while some who believe that guns in the right hands used for self-defense can save lives have favored placing armed guards in schools to prevent further atrocities from occurring.
In 2007, a home invasion in Cheshire, CT ended quite differently than the Georgia woman’s ordeal. The lone survivor, Dr. William Petit, was unarmed. The perpetrators were given the death penalty, which the Connecticut legislature repealed last year. Petit has recently remarried.
Since the Sandy Hook shooting, Obama and Biden have stated that gun control legislation is a high priority for their regime, and California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has already prepared a proposed bill. Hundreds of Mexicans and at least one American died after Eric Holder’s Justice Department operated “Fast & Furious,” a gunrunning program which allowed American firearms to be transferred to known criminals, allegedly to trace the activity of drug cartels. Some believe that Holder and Obama wished to turn public sentiment against the Second Amendment, which declares that “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Others have saved lives and defended their homes and families since Sandy Hook because they had a legal firearm in their possession, but the incidents have not been widely reported by the media giants. Following Newtown, Hollywood actors, including Ellen DeGeneres and Jennifer Aniston, produced a video calling for gun control by “demanding a plan.”
The video depicts gun violence as it is often seen on cable television shows during hours while children could be watching.
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Tags: Barack Obama, Connecticut, death penalty, Dr. William Petit, Eric Holder, Fast & Furious, Georgia, gun control, Joe Biden, Michael Ali Slater, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Second Amendment, self-defense