74-Year-Old Grandma Wards Off Intruder with Handgun

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Michael Bloomberg are the champions of the movement to disarm American citizens. They have pushed tons of anti-Second Amendment, anti-American and anti-gun pieces of legislations. They have all supported the United Nations treaties that would place America under United Nations’ sovereignty and efforts to disarm law abiding citizens around the world.

Over the years, I’ve written numerous posts where law-abiding citizens have used their guns to defend themselves, their loved ones and their homes.

In September 2012, 18-year-old Sarah McKinley was home alone with her newborn son. Her husband had recently died of cancer, leaving the young mom alone. A young man claimed to be a friend of her husbands, had gone to his funeral and then a few days later, showed up at Sarah’s house with a friend. They demanded to be let in and began trying the doors, but fortunately they were locked. In the meantime, Sarah grabbed a shotgun and a handgun and call 9-1-1. While still on the phone, the intruders kicked in the door and brandished a hunting knife. Sarah fired her 12-gauge shotgun, dropping Justin Martin in his tracks. Martin’s accomplice, Dustin Stewart fled the scene, but later turned himself in to police.

In October 2012, 12-year-old Kendra St. Claire of Oklahoma was home alone when an intruder tried breaking into the house. She called her mom at work who told her to grab her (the mom’s) handgun and hide in the closet. Kendra did and as the intruder tried to open the closet door, she shot him in the shoulder, forcing him to flee the house. He was quickly apprehended by police and charged with his crime.

In February 2013, In Houston, a family of three was at home one evening baking a cake for reasons unknown. Around 8:30 pm, there was a knock on the door. The father sees a young man about the same age as his 21-year-old son, so he opens the door. He described what happened next:

“I see a young boy and I think it is a friend of my son so I open it a little bit. These guys push and out comes two more, they push me on the ground.”

After shoving the father to the floor, the three intruders went after the mother. The son quickly retrieved his dad’s gun and started shooting at the intruders. According to the dad:

“I just hear a couple of times; boom, boom, boom. One young life is lost.”

The son had shot one of the intruders and the other two fled. When police arrived, they found one of the intruders in a back bedroom who had died from his bullet wounds. The other two had fled the scene but were soon captured.

In March 2013, a wife was home alone when two teens, one armed with a large gun strapped across his back, tried to break into her home. She called her husband who headed straight home. Her husband was just pulling into the driveway when the intruders broke into the house. He entered the house through the back door, grabbed his gun and began shooting at the intruders. A gun fight ensued. The husband was wounded in the side but not seriously. The two teenaged intruders must have realized that they were over matched and rather than face going to jail, they took their own lives.

In June 2013, 72 year old Jan Cooper of Anaheim, California was able to protect her wheelchair bound 85 year old husband from a home invasion. It was around 12:30am Sunday morning when she heard the prowler outside the house. The elderly couple’s Rottweiler was furiously barking, but the suspect wasn’t thwarted by the sound of the large dog. Jan dialed 911 after grabbing her .357 Magnum Smith & Wesson revolver. She begged the dispatcher to send the police right away because someone was at her back sliding door trying to break in. She also informed the dispatcher that she had a gun. While still on the phone with the 911 dispatcher, Jan said that she could see the man’s silhouette through the blinds on the back door. Then she told the dispatcher that he was starting to slide the back door open. She told the dispatcher that she was firing, followed by the loud sound of a gunshot.

Jan was so angry at the man for trying to break into her house, she began cursing at him and telling him to back up and leave. The intruder began apologizing and begging her not to shoot again and that he was leaving. She informed the dispatcher that she wasn’t sure if she hit the guy or not, but that he was still in her yard. Police were close enough to hear the gun shots and quickly apprehended the intruder.

In November 2015, a 13-year-old boy was home alone when two men tried to break in through the back door. The intruders were still trying to get the door open so the boy fired through the door. One of the intruders fired back and then left. It was reported that they got into a silver car and drove away. Lamar Brown, 31, had been mortally wounded by the boy and his partner in crime, Ira Bennet, 28, drove him to a nearby medical center. Brown died of his wound and Bennet was arrested by the police. Police said they recovered a gun from the back yard that the intruder had dropped.

This past Sunday, a masked intruder tried breaking into 74-year-old grandma Rebbie Roberson’s home. She always keeps a loaded gun handy and managed to grab her .38 caliber pistol and fire at the intruder, who also had a gun. The intruder left, but there is no doubt that Roberson’s gun was instrumental in protecting her and her home. In speaking with the police, Roberson told them:

“I tried to kill him. Anybody break in on me, I’m going to kill them. He’s going to kill me or I’m going to kill him.”

If Obama, Clinton, Biden and Bloomberg had their way, none of these people, and many more, would not have had a gun handy to protect themselves with. They would prefer all of these individuals, including 74-year-old Roberson, 18-year-old newly widowed mom Sarah McKinley and 12-year-old Kendra St. Claire were left at the mercy of the intruders. They would gladly sacrifice all of them to accomplish their agenda of disarming the American people.

I truly wish I had the chance to force these liberals to speak with every one of these would-be victims face-to-face and explain to them why they believe they should not have had a loaded gun handy with which to protect themselves with.

I’ve always lived in a house with loaded guns, even when I was a kid, but I was taught to respect guns and how to use them. I shot my first gun when I was four and my first rabbit when I was five. I still keep a loaded gun handy and be assured if anyone breaks into my house, they will have to be carried out.

Dave Jolly

R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

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