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.
Licensed Gun Owner Helps Save Metro Mom of Three From Violent Attack
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The quick actions by a licensed gun owner helped save a woman from a violent attack over the weekend.
Benjamin Seadorf was with his four children on Saturday when he suddenly heard what he described as “blood curdling screams” coming from outside his home near 12th Street and Van Brunt Boulevard.
“She definitely was in fear of her life,” Seadorf said. “She was screaming at the top of her lungs, profusely bawling. She just kept screaming, ‘Help me! Help! Somebody, please help me!’ over and over again.”
Security video shows Seadorf running out his front door with his 9-millimeter handgun toward the intersection where a silver car was stopped at a traffic light.
You can’t see much of what happens next because a tree is blocking the car, but a police report details a brutal attack involving Alarick Williams and the mother of his three children.
“I was completely in shock that he started beating on her and forcing her in the car,” Seadorf said.
Williams is accused of violently grabbing the victim, forcefully shoving her back into the car and strangling her until she lost consciousness. He started beating her because she wanted him to drop her off at her cousin’s house, according to the report.
This all happened in front of the couple’s three young children who were in the back seat.
“As I get close to the vehicle, I noticed her top’s ripped off,” Seadorf said. “No shirt on. Her bras halfway off, and her pants were halfway off because he kept grabbing her.”
Seadorf approached the car with his gun pointed at Williams then told him to get out and down on the ground.
“He put the car in park, and I knew he was going to start to comply, and I wouldn’t have to go any further,” Seadorf said.
Police arrested Williams a short time later. Seadorf said he was shocked no one else in the area tried to intervene.
“I really feel that if she had left here, something worse would’ve happened, and not one single person in that intersection tried to help,” Seadorf said.
Scott Mason with Rose Brooks, a center that offers shelter and services for domestic violence victims, applauded Seadorf’s actions but said bystanders don’t always need to physically get involved to help.
“Intervening also means calling 911 and telling them what the situation is,” Mason explained. “Intervening also means recording information with your cellphone so you can turn it into police. I think for each individual it’s different.”
Seadorf believes bystanders’ lack of action reflects where we are as a society.
“Society doesn’t want to get involved now days, and it’s sad,” Seadorf said. “We need to help each other more.”
Williams faces two counts of domestic assault.
Seadorf said officers thanked him for stopping the attack.
South Carolina Mother-of-3 Shoots Home Invader: ‘I Would’ve Killed Him if I Had To’
A South Carolina mother-of-three took action after she heard a man attempting to break into her home – and shot him.
Ashley Jones of Anderson County told FOX Carolina she heard someone banging at her door early on Thursday. The mother said she called 911 and got her gun. She said she saw a man banging at her door when she peered out the window.
“I yelled, ‘I have a gun, I will shoot you, get away from my house,’” Jones said.
She said she used her gun after the intruder kicked her door in to come inside the home. Video surveillance outside her home captured the incident.
“So then he kicks the door in as soon as he kicks the door in and tries to take a step in my house that’s when I shot him and he ran off, she recalled. “Something just came over me, I got calm and my heart slowed down.”
The mother said she “would’ve killed him if I had to” if the intruder tried to come inside her home. She said she was thankful she had protection because she didn’t think she could fight off the man.
“Because if I didn’t have any kind of weapons I don’t know what I would have did. That guy was kind of big,” she said.
“I wouldn’t have been able to fight him off. I never thought I would have to shoot that gun, ever,” she continued.
The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was later identified as Cecil Charles Parnell, 42, of Anderson, was charged with first-degree burglary and was booked in the Anderson County Detention Center, FOX Carolina reported. The woman who was with the suspect during the incident was not charged, the Anderson Independent Mail reported.
“Any mother is going to protect her kid any way she can. And that’s what I did,” Jones told WSPA.
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