As reported, a 50 year old woman used the gun under her pillow to shoot an intruder in self defense:
Police say that the woman was asleep in her home on the 4800 block of Castle Path in San Antonio, TX around 4:00 AM when a male home invader broke in and rushed towards the woman’s bedroom. Fearing for her safety, the woman is said to have grabbed her self defense gun from under her pillow and fired at the intruder as he kicked in her bedroom door, causing him to break off the attack and flee. A suspect, reportedly identified as 28 year old Guadalupe Valenzauela, who had a criminal record and had allegedly “bothered the woman a few days ago,” prompting her to keep a gun nearby, was found dead from gunshot wounds in a neighbor’s front yard.
Yet again we have a woman who was able to defend herself with a gun. Had this woman not been armed, she could have ended up like this woman or this woman – victimized in her own home. Instead, thanks to her self action actions, she was unharmed and the the suspect will never again commit another crime.
Sexist individuals like to suggest that women are unable to use guns for self defense. Nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is that when women are armed, they are in the best position possible to defend themselves and/or their loved ones. 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. As a final real-life example, this armed woman saved herself and her family from a pair of armed, kidnapping, home invaders. Armed self defense works – regardless of the crime victim’s gender.