Amid all the anti-gun hysteria these days, it’s important to remember just how useful firearms actually are. They allow people who would otherwise be victims to defend themselves.
A prime example of this comes out of Oklahoma where a mother and daughter took on the guy trying to rob their family-owned liquor store. It did not work out well for him.
The two women spoke out about the incident, as well.
When the gunman turned away, the women said they grabbed guns of their own and opened fire.
They said all they could think about was saving the other’s life.
“The next thing I know that I have my gun and I’m shooting him. And I get up and I shoot him again, and he just keeps coming back to me,” said Ring.
The alleged robber was shot in the leg but he didn’t give up.
He grabbed Ring, pistol whipped her and then tried to go after her daughter.
“Until you have a gun waving at you, you don’t know what you’re gonna be thinking. It happened so fast, but it seemed like it lasted for so long,” said Lee.
Lee was able to squeeze off another round at point-blank range, shooting the man.
The would-be robber was in critical condition.
There will probably be a few folks who argue that, had they not engaged the robber, all would have been fine. To be fair, it might have.
But then again, it might not have. People get murdered in robberies like this far too often. Because of that, these two women were clearly in fear of their lives and acted accordingly. As a result, they’re here and relatively unharmed while their attacker is now in critical condition.