The Armed Citizen® December 9, 2022

Read accounts of three brave armed mothers who fought off intruders.

by posted on December 9, 2022
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From our archives, read these accounts of three brave armed mothers who fought off intruders:

A woman shot and killed an intruder who broke into her home on a Monday morning while her children were present. The mother told reporters that she was in the shower when she heard her 12- and 14-year-old children screaming from the living room. She said that she didn’t hesitate to race to her bedroom and retrieve her gun, then run down the hallway to defend her children’s lives. The family’s two pit bulls were already busy attacking the man, who was in his 30, but she said he “wouldn’t stop coming” so she was forced to fire at him multiple times. The mother reportedly purchased the gun 10 years ago after discovering a man sleeping under her son's bed. Although she told reporters she hoped she'd never need to use it, she said she knew she would be able to do so to protect her kids. Although physically unharmed, the mother said her children remain frightened, and said they plan to move. (tmj4.com; Milwaukee, Wis., 8/18/22)

A woman was home alone with her infant child when she heard intruders in the house. She called 911 to report armed men in her home, telling the operator she was also armed with a shotgun. The men advanced toward her and she fired into the hallway, hitting one of the intruders. They fled the scene but police later found a juvenile being treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound. The adult man who brought him in was arrested on two counts of aggravated burglary and aggravated assault. (chattanoogan.com, Chattanooga, Tenn., 03/15/22)

A Texas mother heard a man attempting to force entry into the main portion of her home from the attached laundry room. Her children were home at the time. She armed herself and fatally shot the intruder to protect her family. No one else in the home was harmed. (nypost.com, San Antonio, Texas, 05/02/22)

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