The Armed Citizen® March 26, 2021

A mother was forced to fire her .22-cal. pistol to protect herself and her young child from a man breaking into her home early one morning.

by posted on March 26, 2021
NRA Women The Armed Citizen Shooting A Pistol

A Detroit, Michigan, mother was forced to fire her .22-cal. pistol to protect herself and her young child from a man who was allegedly breaking into her home early one morning. After the shooting, the woman called police to report the incident, but authorities were already on their way, responding to earlier reports of a man in the street yelling for help. Upon arrival, police discovered the would-be intruder was shot in the neck. As of this writing, the 35-year-old suspect was reported in stable condition at a nearby hospital. The mother was interviewed by police and released, with no charges filed. (DetroitNews.com, Detroit, MI 3/1/21)

A teenager saved herself and her two sisters as two men attempted to kick in the door to their home while their parents were not home. The three girls called 9-1-1 as they watched the men circle the house looking for another point of entry. While on the phone with the police, one teenager retrieved and loaded a 9 mm pistol that was kept in the house. As the home invaders were about to smash open a window with a shovel, the girl fired the gun in their direction. Neither suspects were hit but the shot scared them off. When police finally arrived the sheriff said, “I think she did take some necessary steps to protect herself,” in reference to the brave girl’s actions. (wymt.com, Blaine, KY, 08/07/19)

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