I posted earlier about the heroic mom in Georgia who used a .38 revolver to shoot a home intruder while defending herself and her twin 9-year old children.
In every way single way, this mom is a hero. Not to be overlooked is the role her husband, Donnie Herman, played. He obviously is responsible for providing his wife with a gun for home protection, he taught her how to shoot it, and they obviously had a plan in case of a home invasion (get the gun, take the children to the safest hiding place in the house (the attic, behind a locked bedroom and a locked bathroom door).
And notice how calm and clear he is when talking to his wife on the phone just moments before career-criminal Paul Slater, 32, breaks through the bedroom door, the bathroom door, and then opens the attack door.
Is he in the house, Melinda? Are you sure?
Melinda, if he opens that door, you shoot, you shoot him, you understand?
And when Slater makes that fateful decision, Melinda Herman did not hesitate.
Watch this video, which includes an interview with Mr. Herman, and parts of the 911 call he made on one phone while talking to his scared wife on the other:
Donnie Herman needs to be on every national news show. This guy should be the voice and face for owning guns.
My wife is a hero, she protected her kids, she did what she was supposed to do as a responsible, prepared gun owner.
Damned straight she is, sir.
Once again, it’s vital to point out that if Sen. Dianne Feistein or Mayor Michael Bloomberg had their way, this mom and her children would have had nothing more than their pleas for mercy with which to defend themselves from this PoS thug. And that wouldn’t have helped them, and they would all be dead, raped, or other-wise seriously harmed.
And it also bears repeating: if you have a family, you have a moral obligation to own and keep guns, to train your wife and (once old enough) children on how to use them safely and responsibly, and to practice self-defense scenarios in the home. It is NOT the police’s job to save your family; that is your job.
- 1/4/2013 -- What We Can Learn from this Mother Who Shot a Home Intruder (11)
- 9/7/2010 -- 69-year Old Georgia Woman Shoots Would-be Burglar (15)
- 1/15/2010 -- Another Example of Why Private Gun Ownership Must be Protected (15)
- 5/19/2012 -- Ft. Worth Pastor Shoots Would-Be Home Intruder (6)
- 4/3/2012 -- One L. Goh and Why Gun-Free Zones Are the Most Dangerous Place for Honest, Law Abiding Citizens (5)