News stories of civilian self-defense seldom receive adequate media coverage. After all, armed good guys stopping violent felons does not make headlines like the lives of innocents being taken. Bias and agendas play their part, but the media does not cover an event that did not happen, such as a case where a good guy stopped a violent event before it it resulted in the loss of innocent life. However, these are exactly the type of stories we need to highlight to educate non gun owners before they head to the voting booth.
Mom Defends Daughter
A man from New Zealand was shot after he travelled to the home of a 14-year-old girl in Virginia he was reportedly communicating with online.
Troy George Skinner, 25, was shot on Friday after he allegedly smashed a glass door and tried to enter the home in Goochland, Virginia. He is now fighting for his life after being shot in the neck by the girl’s mother.
The FBI is investigating the shooting. The Goochland County sheriff said Skinner bought a knife and duct tape after arriving in the U.S. The sheriff also said the girl’s mother saw a man trying to enter her home and began banging on the door with a brick.
The mom who was at home with her two daughters at the time warned him several times that she had a gun. Skinner then threw the brick through the glass door and the teenage girl’s mother fired twice, hitting Skinner once in the neck.
“All I can say is the manner in which he attempted to enter that home in the face of a firearm pointed at him and the implements we recovered from him – the only inference is that he had very bad intent,” Agnew said. “He was not invited here, he was not expected here, he had been told in the past that the daughter no longer wished to communicate with him.”
Agnew said Skinner will be charged with breaking and entering with a deadly weapon with the intent to commit a serious crime as he came carrying a knife, duct tape and pepper spray. “This was not random, not spontaneous, this was something very planned,” Agnew said.
Skinner flew to Virginia to meet the woman’s teenage daughter after the two chatted online using Discord, a chatting service popular among gamers. After three or four months of chatting, the girl tried to end their communication according to Fox8. Skinner then flew from New Zealand to Australia, Australia to Los Angeles, and Los Angeles to Washington D.C. From Washington, he took a Greyhound bus to Richmond.
Skinner has not yet officially been charged with a crime. It wasn’t immediately known if Skinner has an attorney nor which town in New Zealand he is from.
There are a two main lessons here — one of which is that a dangerous attack does not always occur by someone armed with a firearm — many other weapons can be deadly. The other important point to note is that the mother did have a gun and used it successfully to put an end to an attack that could easily have been lethal. As Alan Korwin states, “guns save lives” — a lot more often than the ‘gun control’ zealots would ever admit to.
Mom Shoots Man Trying to Steal SUV With Kids Inside
According to Dallas police, a mother shot a man who tried to steal her SUV while her two toddlers were still inside the vehicle. It happened about 10 p.m. outside a Shell service station in the 100 block of West Camp Wisdom Road.
“It happened so fast,” she said. “Not even five minutes, not even five minutes. It happened so fast!”
The woman only wants to be identified as ‘Michelle’ out of fear for her family’s safety. She asked not to show her face on camera as she recounted the incident. “I had to do what I had to do to defend what was mine, which are my kids,” she said.
The mother had stepped inside the gas station when a man climbed into the driver’s seat and tried to drive away, according to police. Michelle said her two-year-old and four-year-old were in the back seat. The woman jumped back into the vehicle and ordered the man to stop the car, police said. “I jumped in the back seat,” she said. “I seen my two babies still back there. I’m asking the man ‘hey, my kids are back here. Stop! Pull over! Pull over! He’s not even acknowledging anything about my kids.”
Michelle says she tried to push the gear into park as the car rolled down the parking lot. “When I see that he’s not trying to stop he kept hitting the gas I went toward my glove compartment and grabbed my gun and I fired at him from the side,” she said. When he refused, she pulled a gun from the glove box and shot the man, who then drove the SUV into a utility pole, according to police.
The children, who police described as toddlers, and the mother were not hurt. “Just to see him slumped over like I was just like: Lord, my kids [are] in the car. They done seen me shoot somebody,” she said.
The man, identified by police as 36-year-old Ricky Wright, was transported to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening. He was charged with two counts of unlawful restraint and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Police said the investigation is ongoing. Michelle is not facing any charges at this time, according to police.
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