As reported, a woman used her self defense gun to shoot a pair of intruders, saving herself and her two children:

Police say that at around 8:00 PM, a 30 year old woman was asleep at home with her two children in Midwest City, OK, while her husband was working at the Tinker Air Force Base.  The woman reportedly awoke to the sound of a loud noise, which she initially thought was an earthquake, but soon realized was a home invasion.  Fearing for the safety of her children, the woman is said to have grabbed a handgun and fired at the two suspects she saw in her living room, striking both of them.  One suspect died on the scene, while the other injured suspect fled on foot and was arrested by police shortly thereafter, according to news reports.  No injuries to the woman or her children were reported.

This case underscores that point that when women are armed, they are in the best position possible to defend themselves and their children.  A few examples: This armed woman used her gun to stop  violent ex who broke into her home and cornered her in her bedroom.  This ill but armed woman was able to fend off 3 home invaders, including one who came back to attack her again.  This armed woman was able to defend herself against a rapist who came back to rape her for a second time in a week.  This 85 year old armed woman held a young burglar at gunpoint and made the burglar call the police on himself.  This armed woman stopped an attacker who tried to ambush her.  This armed pregnant woman used a shotgun to scare away two home invaders.   This armed female school teacher used a gun to save herself from a convicted felon who broke into her home.  This armed woman saved herself and her family from a pair of armed, kidnapping, home invaders.  I could list more examples, but the point should be clear: Guns save lives.