[Video] Armed Woman in Oregon – Firearms Training Allowed Me to Stop Burglary

March 13 2014
by GSL Staff
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Source: kezi.com Archive: WebCite.org

Despite the fact that I don’t support government mandated training to exercise Second Amendment rights (mainly because the government usually makes a mess of such things), I am huge proponent of training. Get as much training as your wallet and calendar allows, it very well might save your life.

Case in point, Lisa Atkin was home sick from work this week when she heard her three dogs making noise. When the commotion didn’t stop, Lisa decided to investigate.

She strapped on her handgun in a holster and as she walked through her house she encountered an intruder.

Lisa quickly leapt into action and drew her sidearm. She pointed the gun at the intruder and issued verbal commands for him to get on the ground, which he quickly followed.

It took police nearly 23 minutes to arrive and Lisa had to hold the suspect at gunpoint the entire time.

Also, is that an English accent on this brave lady? Bravo for shedding the anti-gun mentality of your home country (if that is where she’s actually from) and embracing personal responsibility for your own safety.

According to KEZI,

While she never thought she would use this training at home, she’s hopeful other women can learn from her experience. “Twenty three minutes is a long time and while most people in town wouldn’t have to wait that long for a response, it was an incredibly quick response for where we live. Without that training the outcomes could’ve been a little different so I’m blessed to be here today,” said Atkin.

The suspect who broke in was not stopped by a pack of dogs, an alarm or two locked doors. It was only after encountering an armed citizen that he stopped his behavior.

This incident is the most common type of defensive gun use. That is, one in which no shots were fired and no one was hurt. Despite this being the most common type of defensive gun use, these incidents are often not included in statistics about defensive gun uses. Many of these statistics and studies focus solely on justifiable homicides. These types of incidents are also under reported in our opinion as we have heard from numerous people who never notify authorities when they scare a trespasser away with the mere presence of a legal firearm.

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