Have you ever heard of the warning about never getting between a mother bear and her cubs? It’s not just a saying, but it’s a truth that applies to many animals.
While watching nature programs, we’ve witnessed mother wildebeests attacking a pride of hungry African lions to protect her calf. We’ve seen videos of a mother elk attacking a pack of wolves to protect her calf. Many mothers will risk their lives to defend their young ones and humans are no different.
That’s what happened in Miami Gardens, Florida, recently when an as yet unidentified intruder tried to break into a house. What he didn’t count on was a mother determined to protect herself and her two kids, but he quickly found out she meant business. As the man broke into the home, he was confronted by a mom, who does not want to be named, carrying a shotgun. She was not going to let anything happen to her two kids, 3-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son. Looking down the barrel of the shotgun scared the intruder quickly fled the scene in a stolen Mercedes. The woman told the local media:
“All of a sudden I hear some banging noise…I,I, I thought it was maybe my dreams or something.”
Speaking of her two kids, she said:
“They were screaming and crying hysterically because they were afraid of either you know anything.”
That’s when she went to the bedroom and grabbed her shotgun. She confronted the total stranger and pointed the shotgun at him.
“He was running for his life and kept looking back, making sure I wasn’t going to shoot him in the back.”
The reporter asked her why she didn’t shoot and she responded:
“My kids. Not traumatizing them and I did have a baby.”
“I don’t sleep great at night, um any little noise I listen to I have to constantly look at the camera’s or look out the window.”
By cameras, she means the security cameras who caught the man breaking into her house, after brazenly parking on her front lawn. Police are still looking for the man and hoping that someone viewing the security video will recognize the man and report him to police.
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This woman reminds me of Sarah McKinley who, in 2011, used a handgun to ward off two intruders. At the time, McKinley was only 19-years-old, the mother of a four-month-old son and a widow as her young husband had died of cancer just a few months earlier. The two intruders knew she had recently buried her husband and came to her house to have their way with her and possibly more.
What would politicians like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Barbara Feinstein and Michael Bloomberg say to mothers like Sarah and the one in Miami Gardens? How do they continue to justify their push to ban guns from the American people?
My husband had occasion once to confront an anti-gun fanatic and he told the person about Sarah McKinley and then asked what would they have said to her had she not had her gun for protection? My husband pushed and asked the person to justify making it harder for women and moms to protect themselves and their kids. The person was speechless and had no answer. Then my husband asked the person how they would feel if it were a member of their family that was unable to protect themselves because of gun haters like themselves. The person just hung their head and said they wouldn’t like it at all. Then he asked what makes the loved ones of others any less important. The anti-gun fanatic finally admitted that they had never thought of it from this point of view and my husband said that’s exactly the point of view our Founding Fathers had in mind when they wrote and approved of the 2nd Amendment. It was the end of the conversation as the other person realized they could no longer defend their anti-gun position. He later found out the person bought a handgun and made sure the entire family knew how to use it in just such an emergency.