November 5, 2018

Positivity: Mother of 3 shoots home invasion suspect

Filed under: 2nd Amendment,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Anerson County, South Carolina (HT Conservative Tribune):

Updated 

A mother of three in South Carolina said she used her firearm to protect her family when a stranger tried to enter her house.

Ashley Jones told FOX Carolina she heard someone banging on the door of her home in Anderson County around 6 a.m. Thursday.

She looked out the window and didn’t see anyone, so she asked who was there. No one answered her, but she heard people speaking in front of the house. Next, Jones said she called 911 and grabbed her gun.

As she walked downstairs with the gun, she said she saw a strange man in a red shirt knocking on her window by the front door.

“I yelled, ‘I have a gun, I will shoot you, get away from my house,’” Jones said.

She said the man and a second person then went to the back of the house and tried to enter through the back door. Then, they went to the garage before coming back to the front door.

That’s when Jones said the man kicked in the front door, and she pulled the trigger. She said the bullet hit the man, and he ran off.

“Something just came over me, and I got calm. My heart slowed down and I got focused. I told myself if he comes in here, you can’t let him get past your doorstep. You have three young children to protect.”

Jones said she didn’t hesitate, and if the man would’ve continued into the home, she would have fired again.

“I would’ve killed him if I had to.”

Jones said she was initially hesitant to be a gun owner and hoped she never had to use it. She took steps to train with the firearm and taught her children to avoid it. But after the events that unfolded Thursday morning, Jones said she is glad to be a gun owner.

“If I didn’t have a weapon, I wouldn’t have been able to fight him off,” Jones said.

Anderson County Sheriff Chad McBride said there is no known connection between the suspect and the homeowner and praised Jones for protecting her family and her home. …

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