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Young Mother Asks 911 For Permission To Shoot Intruder

January 6, 2012 by  

Young Mother Asks 911 For Permission To Shoot Intruder

An 18-year-old Oklahoma mother who fatally shot an armed intruder on New Year’s Eve will not face charges in the man’s death, authorities say.

The woman, Sarah McKinley, feared for her life and that of her 3-month-old son when she shot 29-year-old Justin Shane Martin to death as he and an accomplice tried to break into her home, allegedly in search of drugs.

McKinley asked a 911 dispatcher for permission to shoot the intruder, according to The Associated Press.

“I’ve got two guns in my hand. Is it OK to shoot him if he comes in this door?” McKinley asked the dispatcher.

“Well, you have to do whatever you can do to protect yourself,” the dispatcher is heard telling McKinley in a recording of the call. “I can’t tell you that you can do that, but you have to do what you have to do to protect your baby.”

The woman shot Martin after he spent about 20 minutes opening the door, which she had barricaded with a couch, and entered her home with a knife. While McKinley faces no charges, Martin’s accomplice, 29-year-old Dustin Louis Stewart, is charged with first-degree murder in the man’s death. Stewart reportedly fled the scene after hearing the gunshot.

McKinley’s husband had died about a week prior to the incident on Christmas Day, after suffering complications from lung cancer.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • DavidH

    Give that 911 dispatcher a pat on the back. I believe most others would tell her “lock yourself in your bedroom and stay on the phone. Police are on the way”…

    • http://deleted Claire

      DavidH–You are so correct.

  • Harold

    What would she be charged with? For shooting an intruder? I personally would not bother to call 911 untill afterward.

    • Deerinwater

      This was a girl-child mother that had lost her husband only days prior Christmas to a protracted illness. She’s had a lot of strangers advise lately.

    • USAF VET

      This is what that idiot gets for bringing a knife to a gunfight. Never underestimate a frightened young mother. I hope this story will be a lesson to people like Holder, Obumski, Mrs Brady, and all the other anti-gunners who think we shouldn’t have the right to defend ourselves.

      Nah, not Holder, he’ll say the intruder was the victim of murder and the victim was the murderer. Oh well, he’s a typical backwards leftist anyway.

    • eddie47d

      Hate to tell you USAF but that is a load of bull. They never would have said any such thing. I will guarantee one thing that you are fear mongering. Everyone has a right to protect themselves especially in a situation like that. Doesn’t matter if you are Conservative or Liberal. There’s not a lick of you who talk common sense.

      • eric r

        wrong eddie47d Just look at what Holder has done with our boarder agents. Now they not only fear for their lives but fear being stapped in the back by Holder’s justice system where all but Americans have rights.

  • Deerinwater

    yea, this came our several days ago. Two actors, one now dead.

    My guess is that they knew her and that she was there alone with infant. They just didn’t know that JC HIGGINS was home too.

    I guess that will slow them down in Oklahoma for awhile.

  • former walmart person

    Well, you know what they always say. Better to have your day in court then to be dead.

    • Larry Castle

      I think you mean better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6

  • cliff

    I would like to know where were the police?

    It took them at least 20 minutes to do breaking.
    If she was unarmed she would now be dead.
    This is a good case for an idea armed citizenry.

    • Fredsworld

      Amen Cliff, that says it all!

    • former walmart person

      The guy was armed with a knife. the confrontation was not a foregone conclusion if she didnt have a gun. She could lock herself in a room possibly or shove a chair into the guy or smash his brains out with some kind of hard object. Who knows, maybe this ahole was a ninja. Now, he is having fun roasting in Hell.

      • libertytrain

        there were also two of them, of course the young widow had a baby so I guess they were even up — 2 big goons against a teen mom and baby… I’m glad she had the wherewithal to call 911 and shoot the cretin in this case.

    • Robert Smith

      cliff asks: Why weren’t the police there?

      When seconds count the police will be there in minutes.

      Rob

      • Deerinwater

        That’s why we carry guns, policemen are just to heavy.

        • http://deleted Claire

          Deer Bob—Clever.

          • libertytrain

            ditto…

  • don

    Oklahoma speed limit is 75MPH. Where were police for 20 minutes while this girl defended her life. With Obama and Clinton making the laws, she would be dead today! She should have a free lifetime NRA membership.

    • Fredsworld

      Love it! Good idea Don, but the NRA is a sellout too. NAGR are you listening? By the way, that’s the the National Association for Gun Rights in case you liberal scum were thinking with your racist minds like you always do! God bless the Constitution and the Republic!

      • ChristyK

        I agree. Support the NAGR. Don’t waste your money on the NRA. They’ve becom more interested in their money & power than our rights.

      • eddie47d

        Looks like fiddle fart Fredsworld is the one who brought up race when it wasn’t mentioned in the article. Tsk Tsk poor Fred and his cheap ploy!God Bless decency which you have little of.

  • Anthony A Capobianco

    Our justice system stinks because it allows criminals to have more rights than the victims. So, hats off to Sarah McKinley who did not allow the criminals to freely walk off. It’s time for all of us to take matters into our own hands, especially when our lives are at risk.

  • CP

    For Don and the others wondering about where the police were, I would imagine the sheriff and/or the deputy were more than likely out on patrol in a far distant part of the county. And yes, there are places in Oklahoma, just as in Missouri, where it can take an hour to get from one end of the county to the other, even driving well in excess of posted speed limits.

    • Ed

      CP – nice try but the city of Norman (population over 100,000) is about 12-15 miles away. If the sheriff or deputy was on the other side of the county, the 911 operator certainly could have called for help from Norman, couldn’t she?

      • independent thinker

        Depending on Oklahama laws Norman police might not have jurisdiction in this case. I would have to look it up to be sure but to the best of my knowledge where i live tho local (city) police do not have jurisdiction outside city limits unless in hot persute or specifically called upon by the neighboring city chief of police or the county sheriff to help.

        • JerryS

          What is wrong with us? Jurisdiction my butt. Why not the protection of the women and child first? Let the two thugs rot in Hell.. I would have shot the bastards in the head and then called 911

        • eddie47d

          She did the right thing in both cases. She covered all bases so to speak.

      • http://personallibertydigest gunner689

        If they’re like the cops around here you’d have to drag them kicking and screaming out of Dunkin Donuts or away from their stakeouts at the local tavern in hopes of scoring a DUI.

  • former walmart person

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm… Warning shot anyone? The guy spent 20 minutes getting the door open… One shot probably would have sent him fleeing, and if he reached for a gun, she could have blown his brains out first.

    • former walmart person

      then again, he could have fleed then later sued her criminally or civillaly for her attempting to shoot him while robbing a home.

    • independent thinker

      Or he could have pulled a gun and shot thru the door repeatedly. She couldn’t see him because of the closed door remember.

    • Scott

      The only warning shot she should have given was the one she gave…to the head once he was inside. My understanding is in a court of law, warning shots do more to hurt you than anything. The thug knew what he was doing was wrong. He came armed with a knife. He was breaking in.

      I say ‘Good for her,’ and I pray that she is hannot getting advice from people who are going to tell her she is going to have a breakdown for saving both the life of her baby and her life from these thugs. Choir boys don’t break into houses.

      • Scott

        Let me try again. I meant to say, ‘I say ‘Good for her,’ and I pray that she is not getting advice from people who are going to tell her she is going to have a breakdown for saving both the life of her baby and her life from these thugs.’

    • Deerinwater

      warning shot? blow a hole in your house to scare someone off? And when he comes back, more ready you can blow another hole in your house?

      That’s not the way it works. Guns are not to scare with, that’s what a Halloween mask is for.

      It’s simple my friend, It’s one of two, shoot or no shoot. NEVER TO KILL, BUT ONLY TO STOP. Heart, lungs, advance. NO ROOM FOR “GREY” thoughts or conversation. Understand that one thing if no other.

      • http://deleted Claire

        Deer Bob–Your comment about holes in the house–I talked to my nephew last week, and he now has 27 deer slugs in his house. His property is next to mine, and his house sits close to the woods. My other neighbor’s horse was shot in the shoulder but he is going to be okay. I have No Trespassing and No Hunting Allowed signs all over my property. But the weekend warriors are psycho this time of year. The game warden is aware of things, perhaps this will help. I would love to live on my property, but it is not feasible with my husband’s health issues. He has to be near his doctors/hospitals. But if I did live in the country down there, my dogs would probably get shot.

    • bud

      no wonder you don’t work at Walmart anymore. you have the intelligence of a gnat and the backbone of an octopus. maybe she should have thrown down her gun and grabbed a kitchen knife so it would have been a fair fight. with idiots like you around no wonder theives are so bold

    • JerryS

      Here we go again, warning shot my rear end…. Why are the thugs protected and the women and child placed in jeopardy by them. THE WARNING SHOT WOULD BE AT HIS HEAD.

    • Rebecca

      Warning shot??? When someone is threatning the life of a mother and her child she should do just what she did…shoot to kill.

    • http://personallibertydigest gunner689

      SCARED HIM AWAY ? Why so that he could do it to someone else. Someone not fortunate enough to be able to defend themselves. Maybe you or someone you love would be his next home invasion. She did the right thing and sent this cretin straight to Hell.

      • Robert Smith

        Gunner says: “Maybe you or someone you love would be his next home invasion.”

        That’s why it’s MOST important that if you are put into a life threatening situation by a bad guy that you use sufficient force to protect yourself AND whoever might be next in the perp’s sights.

        Protection isn’t as much a privelage or a right as it is a responsibility. Responsibility to one’s self, family, and society.

        Rob

  • http://marvchastain.com Marv Chastain

    The woman was certainly justifued in shooting the guy – to protect not only her baby but herself. However, it was foolish of her to ask the 911 operator. A smart lawyer can manipulate that into pre-determining murder. She also was foolish to waste the time to ask.

    More women should be motivated to arm themselves by this story.

    • libertytrain

      marv – the poor teenage girl had just become a widow. She probably doesn’t yet have that sense or understanding that she can make all her decisions. She was just a kid herself. I think she acted like a kid getting permission to protect herself and her little one from what she thought to be a “grown-up” via 911 —

      • Deborah

        libertytrain-your statements about her being just a kid and not having the sense or understanding to make decisions is nothing but insulting. She was a mother seeking to protect herself and her child, and did exactly what the law required her to do. YOU are apparently not the person who is mature enough to understand what goes on in the mind of a person who decides not to let themselves be victimized by those who seek to prey on them. She did the right thing to defend herself and her child. Or would you have rather seen her another statistic as a murder or rape victim?

        • Deerinwater

          Perhaps, but he didn’t intend it that way I’m certain. She was and is a child /mother confronted with a grownup problem, just one of several for this young mother that life is demanding so much from.

          Her state of mind, one might only guess but a serious load for any age.

          I would wish for her, the best in family support.

          • libertytrain

            Thank you Deer Bob – exactly. I was responding to the person who wondered why she felt the need to check first as to whether she could shoot. As a young woman she probably still felt the need for some sort of permission. I don’t think she was stupid, actually very intelligent and protecting herself from perhaps being thrown in jail. And I am not a he. Never have been, hope to never be… :)

        • http://deleted Claire

          Deborah–libertytrain is one of the most sensible people on this site. And I happen to agree with libertytrain. I was 19 years old with my first baby, I really do not know what I would have done. Probably shoot the creep or do a lot of screaming. We didn’t have “911″ back then. When confronted with a horrible situation, it would be hard to imagine what any of us would do if we were at a young age. Now that I am older, I know exactly what I would do.

          • libertytrain

            Thank you Claire. I think she misread the meaning of what I was saying. I thought the young gal acted very sensibly particularly given what she just had gone through…. hope you are doing ok.

          • http://deleted Claire

            libertytrain–will send you an email…

  • Joe

    Justice was served quickly and decisively, and that is a good thing. I hope this young mother can get her life put back together after all she has been through.

  • James Coombs

    Martin and his buddy dumped their constitutional rights the minute they decided to go to this girl’s home. She is a genuine hero for killing this scum bag. Only a liberal prosecutor would even think of filing charges on her, the outrage would involve the entire nation. Sarah is a first class patriot and she represents everything the founders intended in the second amendment. I hope the NRA makes her an honorary lifetime member.

    • Ross H. Anderson

      First, I agree with everything said here. The reason I am using your comment to reply to is not to take issue with anything you said but because you mentioned the 2ND Amendment and the NRA in almost the same sentence. Anyone out there who truly believes that the framers of the Constitution intended the 2ND Amendment to protect the rights of hunters to be able to sport hunt or sport shoot is loopy. In fact, in the days that the Constitution was being put together, if you didn’t hunt or fish, hell, you didn’t eat. Folks, understand that the 2ND Amendment was intended for the true government, “WE THE PEOPLE” to be able to arm and protect ourselves from a tyrannical centralized government whether is was led by the likes of King George and Parliament OR BHO and the bicameral houses of congress. I appreciate hunting and hunters more than most people, but the ONLY reason the 2ND Amendment was put into place was to prevent future forms of government from instituting oppressive rule over us. The day that our federal government overturns our right to possess and bear arms is the day the very last hope of our continuing freedom ends. When the government fears the people there is freedom. When the people fear the government there is tyranny. God help us all.

  • Howard

    We had a break-in on our block a few years ago in a city of about 150,000. City police were called, it took over 45 minutes for them to arrive. In our instance, the woman in the house caught the burglar hiding behind the crib and screamed so loudly at the burglar that he (and his friend still climbing in the window) ran off. In the end result, police don’t usually stop burglaries, they simply report what happened and (maybe) catch the perpetrators. We are each responsible for our safety and the push to remove guns from our society will only benefit the bad guys. Burglary, rape, robbery and murder should be dangerous professions. Isn’t it elegant that evil actions like this meet with such a just conclusion. My heart goes out to the woman who has had such a wrenching event piled on top of her life’s other personal tragedy. May her life settle back down to the daily grind for a while.

    • http://ObamatheFirst Bob M

      I was once told by a cop that it isn’t the job of the police to prevent crime. Their job he said was to try and catch the criminal after the crime was commited. I can sort of understand that, you can’t arrest someone for something they haven’t done yet. But on the other hand there ought to be something more that could be done as a deterent. An armed populace would be one of those things. If I could make a law I would require that all households are required to have at least one weapon, it wouldn’t even have to be a firearm, tasers work well and the best self defense weapon ever made is the solid wood baseball bat. You could even hook it into some kind of tax rebate if the homeowner shows a certification from a qualified firearms instructor.

      • sybucket

        The best self defense weapon ever made—–is a .45 Colt 1911

      • Rebecca

        The cop who told you that was wrong. It is the duty of a police officer to “protect and serve”, not just clean up after the crime is committed. I know because I am married to a 30 year veteran of the police department.

        • independant thinker

          rebecca you need to have a talk with the Supreme Court for they have ruled the police have NO obligation to protect their only obligation is to to serve.

      • Deerinwater

        Well Bob. your policeman friend might feel that way and sometimes is surely seems that way. But the mere presence of law enforcement suppress crime. “The Presence” can’t over over estimated in deterring criminal activity.

  • http://na Jim

    Women shoots home invader who new she wouldn’t be charged. Go figure now at days I’m surprised her child wasn’t taken away and her in jail using the 911 tape as evidence. Back in the day we never locked our doors or our vehicles and if anyone messed with it you could shoot, no questions asked. After Katrina I lived in my neighborhood very soon. There was a curfew, and anyone caught on the road at night was up to no good. I called the Sherrifs department reporting looters on several occasions which they were slow to respond. They finally told me to take care of it myself. The looting stopped, end of story.

  • Zed

    When I first saw the headline on CNN yesterday, I thought for sure the mother would end up losing her child and going to jail.
    The results could be as bad since Stewart (the accomplice) was arrested, charged with first degree murder and then released on $50,000 bail!

    • jimster

      You brainwashed or what? Sounds like you live in California or New York. Most places it is legal to protect yourself when you believe your life is in danger. Also there were two of them against one of her. I could go on but won’t.

  • Neil Armstrong

    Pity she did not kill both of these druggie scum, they deserve to die & especially the dealers who start it off.

  • steve in AZ

    Ahhhhhhhh….

    Thank you, Sammy me bucko, for a tale that surely warms the cockles of me hearrrrt…

    Anybody know what a heart cockle is?? ;)

    • Stephanie

      I think a cockle is a shell fish, like a clam.

    • http://teamlaw.org Jazzabelle

      It’s the bottom-most part of something.

  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    This is what our world is coming to. Police slow to respond and felons helping themselves to what they want. All I can say is you go girl! I hope your life settles down and that you and your baby are blessed.

  • George

    CONGRATULATION TO HER AND THE LOW, AT LEAST SOME TIMES IT WORKS IN THE USA.
    NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO BEAK ANY ONES HOUSE AT ANY TIME, THE LOW SHOULD BE CHANGE EVERY WERE IN THE GLOB THAT THE PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO KILL ANY ONE THAT ENTER THEIR HOUSE FOR STEALING ETC, ETC AS IT HAPPEN EVERY DAY, CRIMINALS BREAKING IN THE HOUSE IN MANY CASES THEY KILL, BEATING YOU AND STEAL EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAVE WORKED FOR YEAS FOR THAT,
    ONE MORE TIME CONGRATULATION!!! I WIIL DO THE SAME IF I HAVE TOO.

  • John R. Harbison

    I don’t know why someone would think she would have a problem with the law.I am proud of her for being able to take care of herself and her child and i’m proud of whoever taught her how to do so.Lawmen can’t be everwhere and one can’t bank on them getting there in time to save you.I know a lot of Lawmen and I do think they will allways come to a call ASAP. Where I live we can’t wait on police protection, we have to deal with it ourselves.We will put Sarah in our prayers,She has been through a lot.

  • Kathy M in Sacramento, Ca

    Thank goodness she had some way to protect herself. She had already lost her husband and I am sure she did not want to die or have her baby die. With scum like those two she did what she had to do. I think she is a HERO for saving her baby and herself.

  • Elia

    Abraham Lincoln said “He who respects not the rights of others, deserves them not for himself.” In other words, whoever disrespects another person – as an initial act – does not deserve to have his own rights respected.

    IN other words, when the intruder went to her home, with evil intent, he automatically lost his right to any have good results. People are not entitled to do as they wish, without being held accountable.

    The lesson here is: If you do the behaviour, you pay the consequence. It should always be the perpetrator who should pay the conseqauence, not the person who defends himself or herself.

  • Les

    Does she ask permission to go to the bathroom as well?

    • Jim

      Shut the hell up Les

    • bud

      yes big bad Les, shut the hell up

    • http://deleted Claire

      Les–She no doubt wanted to protect herself and her baby in any way she could. Obviously there was a little time, ans she did what she had to do. I am proud of her.

      • James

        I think Les was saying: She doesn’t ask for permission to use the bathroom, why ask for permission to protect herself? Everyone has the right to protect themselves.

  • Joey Biden

    God bless America and the 2nd ammendment. Special thanks to Remington.

  • Bob Lovell

    This is a very good case for interpreting the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution. Scum like our President and his rotten Attorney General want to give this right only to governmental agencies like police, military and National Guard. We need to keep the interpretation established by president over two hundred years that all citizens have the right under the 2nd Amendment, to own and maintain a firearm without governmental interference!

    • James

      Bob, The 2nd Amendment has nothing to do with how the right to keep and bear arms is exercised. It is a restriction on the federal government to refrain from infringing on our right.

  • James

    The general rule has always been that anyone breaking into a home is fair game, whether s/he is armed or not. If someone broke in, claimed to be starving and made a mad dash for your refrigerator, that might give one pause, but even then shooting would be justified.

    • independent thinker

      Depends on where you live. I believe it is Mass. that you are required to retreat for as long as you can until in a corner with no escape before you defend yourself. Other states like Oklahoma allow you to defend yourself and your family as soon as a piece of trash forces their way in.

      • Tom

        If this brave young woman had been residing in Illinois, New York, or DC, we all know she would have been defenseless and raped, brutalized and dead. Shame on politicians, whiners, apologists for scum such as these two perps, and other dishrag idiots who continue to advocate disarming everyone but themselves. The two signed their own fate as soon as they decided to prey on what, they thought, was an “easy mark”. She not only did the “Right” thing, it was the only choice available to her, that she could be confident would protect her from this criminal intrusion.

      • Mike in Mass

        True for Mass.: not just when cornered, but if you can escape (e.g., out through the basement or back door) you are required to do that before bringing deadly force against the intruder. Theory: human right to life (at least for criminals) trumps property rights.

        • Rebecca

          I like the “shoot now, ask questions later” law. Go Sarah.

        • Vicki

          Mike. You don’t know that you can escape. There might be a third hiding outside waiting for you to try. The only safe approach is to assume you can not escape and deal with the threat directly.

  • s c

    One of the more important facts of this concerns living in a state where common sense isn’t viewed as unnecessary or “bad.” Oklahoma (for those of you who think we have 57 states), is in the heart of America. Oklahoma is definitely NOT New York or California – thank God.
    Sarah and her baby are safe. Sarah didn’t talk to a dispatcher who told her to think twice about defending herself because ‘the big picture’ must always be considered before making decisions. I don’t see any reason to feel sorry for the wannabe utopian who was shot.
    Sarah is and should be viewed as a HERO. She has common sense, and I wouldn’t be surprised if she could replace almost any politician in Washington
    and do a better job. Her neighbors should be proud of her, and the police should go out of their way to tell her that she is an upstanding American citizen.
    I wonder if the ACLU will defend the dead felon’s friend.

  • http://deleted Claire

    If I had the time to call 911, then okay. But IF there was NO time, I would have done exactly what this lady did. I live in Illinois, and so help me, I would fight the “system” with everything I had if they tried to get me on manslaughter. Being In Illinois I am fully aware of the type of lawyers that are here, I would hire one of them (Chicago) if I had to. The way I look at it, I can play the game too.

    • 45caliber

      I was told when I was young that if you want a lawyer who can help you to hire the crookedest one you can find. They know all the loop holes. And I’m certain you can find some really crooked ones in Chicago!

  • Greg

    Thank God for the 2nd Amendment.

    • James

      Thank God for congressmen who obey it.

      • Matt Newell

        Unfortunately, there are not too many Congressmen (or women) who DO follow the Constitution.

  • william

    Blessings to this young lady. She did what had to be done no matter what the cost. Her baby is safe, she protected her child and herself. End of story. Lets all say our prayers for this mother who lost her husband and had to go through this tragedy.

    • 45caliber

      william:

      The tragedy is losing her husband – not killing this perp.

  • dredge

    Unfortunately, the civil lawsuit is still to follow. Ugh!

    • DanJay

      I seriously doubt a civil lawsuit will be brought against her in Oklahoma. I come from there and one thing I know is that people there have incredible contempt for anyone who sues at the drop of a hat. We have to remember that, in most of the country, the “legal practices” so prevalent in places like New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., etc. just do not prevail.

  • LatterDayEsther

    Although I’ve been in the US Navy (Vietnam) and have long trained in 4 different martial arts styles, I was never sure if I could take a human life – and have let people rob me and even rape me. BUT, once I had a baby girl & looked at her precious and angelic face I knew that I had better never catch anybody trying to hurt her. Simple murder might not be sufficient to describe what I would do. 2 kids and 6 grandkids later, the same remains true. I cannot abide anyone hurting a child & it is becoming a more and more serious problem here and abroad.

    • 45caliber

      The problem is that many people consider another human as special and shouldn’t be harmed. Actually, anyone who would do things to others isn’t a human any more – he’s rabid. And if you check, rabid creatures in the wild are usually killed by their own kind. So don’t concern yourself if you ever do have to defend yourself. If anything, you should fee satisfaction for ending a threat to all.

  • http://Naw Don from Indiana

    Using your Mass. state law to compare, how about Colorado law called “Make My Day”. The threat of them escaping justifies Deadly force. On their way out the door, or front gate, makes no difference.

  • jopa

    Sarah McKinley is my hero for today.She was brought up well and took action when needed.I don’t feel the 911 call was necessary but it did give the outcome kind of a sweet overtone.Gotta luv it.

  • jopa

    PS;She reminds me of my movie hero Charles Bronson.

  • Dennis48e

    I am suprised Flashy isn’t on here condemning her and all who support her actions.

    • libertytrain

      His concern today is how functionally literate India is compared to the USA :)

  • JimH

    The 911 call gives the mother a witness through the opperator that she was in danger, in case of the civil suit.
    A warning shot might have scared the two men off, but they would have just gone somewhere else and victimised some one else. It stopped at her house, it’s done.
    With the nation wide attention this has gotten, if she were arrested and her chid taken away there would be a backlash.(knowing what she will do to protect her son, would you want to be the social worker who tries to take her son away?)
    Thank heavens she had the means and know how to protect herself.
    After all she has gone though, I pray her life can get back on track for her and her son.

    • 45caliber

      JimH:

      I agree that the CPS will leave her alone. However, it seems as if the CPS always goes after the parents who they KNOW will not get violent – which means the child wasn’t in danger in the first place. The violent ones they avoid and therefore the child is hurt or dies. I have no use for the CPS.

  • Karolyn

    I saw her on TV, and she seemed very self-confident and matter-of-fact. The second robber is being charged with murder. I didn’t hear the whole story, but I guess because he was a party to his buddy being shot, they are going after him.

    • libertytrain

      Click the AP link in the article above and you’ll get the reason why he is being charged.

  • Ghost

    She did what she was supposed to. If you have a family, then it is you who is responsible for their safety and well being. If some liberal piece of trash thinks that it’s not your responsibility to protect your family, and yourself; then they need to off themselves.

  • eric r

    To me she showed the best and all of the Gun Control that this country needs!

  • http://personallibertydigest Gottaplenty

    Gun control,eye on target and a steady trigger finger..I have a gun in reach in most of my house.They stay loaded , and are not easy for any one that does not know where they are to find..I hired out to Sam for a hitch in the USMC ,back in the Korea days therefore never plan to be intimidated by any of that type of trash the young lady encountered. But my hat is off to her and would assist anyone in the same situation…Im a 2nd amendment fan …

    • 45caliber

      I have a friend in AR who caught a burglar breaking into his next door neighbor’s house. The first the burglar knew of him was when he put the muzzle of a .44 mag in the guy’s ear and pulled the hammer back.

      First the guy tried to insist it was his home and he’d locked himself out. When that didn’t fly, he angrily said that people weren’t supposed to do any more than protect their own lives and therefore he should be turned loose. Makes you wonder …

  • http://personallibertydigest gunner689

    It’s not often in this life when we get to “take out the trash”. Those occurances should be celibrated and serve as a warning to other would-be criminals. Good job lady, too bad you couldn’t get them both. Don’t lose any sleep over this, you did a great service to your community and well may have saved some innocents life down the road. This probably wasn’t their first home invasion nor there last if you hadn’t stopped them. Congadulations lady, you’re my hero.

    • 45caliber

      gunner:

      I agree – but I’d be willing to bet that the guy’s lawyer is upset. Now he has to find a new client…

      • http://personallibertydigest gunner689

        There is no shortage of cretins. Just read any local paper; big city or small town. drugs seem to be at thee root of much of this crime sprey we see everywhere. Drugs destroy the soul and break down the human conscience. I don’t have the answers but the solution is to hang every drug dealer from the nearest tree.

  • Steven Jokinen

    The USCCA has lots of cases of why to carry concealed.

    https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/category/ccm-departments/true-stories/

    One person wrote: When I carry a gun, I don’t do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I’m looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don’t carry it because I’m afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn’t limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation… And that’s why carrying a gun is a civilized act.

    Not only is it your right to be free and to do what you want, good or bad, but it also is an infringement on my right to be free from you and the rights that you are trying to impose on me.

    • 45caliber

      The trouble is that too many people don’t believe you have the right to be free.

      • http://personallibertydigest gunner689

        that’s there problem, not ours. our rights are guaranteed by the Constitution not political opinion. People who try to stop legal ownership of guns should have a sign stating “Gun Free Zone” posted in their front yards. There are sheep, wolves, and sheep dogs; make your choice.

  • Michael F Douglas

    All 50 states need “The Castle Doctrine”.

    • http://nosite Tom Carter

      Mike, you said the magic words! We all need to pass Castile Doctrine where it has not been passed already. Nobody should have to turn tail and flee from such scum bugs as those mentioned in this (Sarah’s) article. Tom C

  • Alan Anderson

    I’m a Scot, we don’t get to carry guns in my country. But if we did, and my missus did what this lady done, I would just love her all the more. Well done indeed miss, you are a true heroine…

  • John

    I’m proud of what she did also oklahoma is doing the right thing the other criminal should be charged with murder nodody has a right to break in anyones home or even harm another person we these laws in Illinois before all the criminals move here because Illinois protects it’s criminals.

  • 45caliber

    So someone read in the paper that her husband died, so they decided to break in since she couldn’t protect herself.

    Stupid! I’m glad the girl had the bravery to aim and fire.

  • Rob Reiken

    This story makes no sense to me. The Mother shot one of the intruders to death is not charged with it while the other intruder that fled scene is charged with it 1st degree means it was planned & premeditaded even though he he didn’t physically touch him or anything to cause his death. I don’t get it , shouldn’t he be charged with something like break & enter , theft, vandalism/ intent to harm etc , what am i missing here for it to make any sense to me? I can’t figure this one out.

  • Andrew Manley

    DUH!

    The ACLU is probably writhing about this one, an American citizen protecting herself and her infant! How dare she! Don’t felons have rights, too? Civil suit(s) in behalf of the estate of the deceased and the captured accomplice; that should show her.
    ……..and, of course, any person daring to defend his/her life or family or home in the future. How’s that for a deterrent?

    but you know what? the dead guy will never try another break-in.

  • Andrew Manley

    P.S.: To Rob Reiken:
    I believe that any accomplice to a person in commission of a felony is charged with the same intent as the one committing a felony; in the case at hand, the armed intruder is presumed to be one who is a threat to the life of the intended victim(s). For the shooter, it’s a simple case of self-defense; for the home invader, well, let’s just say he made a poor choice as to intended victim.

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