As reported, a Lincoln County, Oklahoma homeowner used her shotgun to stop a drunk and violent intruder.
Police say that the woman awoke early Friday to hear her dog barking and an intoxicated man attempting to break in to her home. The homeowner reportedly called police, and grabbed her 16 gauge shotgun. While on the phone with 911, the home invader is said to have repeatedly tried to enter, despite the woman’s warnings to say out. The intruder lobbed a chair through a window to gain entry to the home, at which point the homeowner fired one shot in self defense, fatally wounding the intruder and saving herself. The home invader has reportedly been identified as Billy Dean Riley, and Riley’s wrecked car was reportedly found near the woman’s home. Inside the car was Riley’s sister, who was highly intoxicated and taken to the hospital, according to police.
Those who oppose gun rights should take note of cases like this, as well as countless other examples where women were able to defend themselves with gun instead of being defenseless victims. Had this woman been unarmed, she would have been at the mercy of a violent intruder. Instead, this woman exercised her constitutional right to gun ownership and self defense, and was able to save herself from a violent attack in her own home.