As leftist politicians push for greater gun control, criminals continue to ignore gun laws and wreak havoc on society. However, a case of a pregnant woman legally saving her daughter using an AR-15 shows how important the Second Amendment can be in situations like this.
It is a classic case of a legal gun owner taking on an armed criminal and coming out on top, saving themselves and their family.
Two masked burglars broke into a family’s home in 2019 and were in the process of beating Jeremy King, husband and father, with their pistols. The man’s wife used an AR-15 to defend both her husband and their 11-year-old daughter from the potentially deadly invasion.
“Them guys came in with two normal pistols and my AR stopped it,” King told Bay News 9. “[My wife] evened the playing field and kept them from killing me.”
The robbery soon turned violent, and King feared for his life and his daughter’s life.
“They came in heavily hooded and masked. As soon as they had got the back door opened, they had a pistol on me and was grabbing my 11-year-old daughter,” King recanted.
The armed robbers demanded that King give him “everything you got.” When King said he didn’t have anything, the masked gunmen initiated blows to King’s head and he was pistol-whipped.
King’s wife was in a back bedroom when she heard the unsettling noise. Once she was spotted by a burglar, she was shot at but was not hit.
Despite being eight months pregnant, she quickly went back into the bedroom and brought out an AR-15 rifle. She did not hesitate and burst into the living room armed and ready to take on the attackers.
“When he came toward the back door in her line of sight, she clipped him,” King said. “He made it from my back door to roughly 200 feet out in the front ditch before the AR did its thing.”
One of the criminals, Joseph Michael Baez, 27, was later found deceased in a ditch.
The attackers left King with a concussion, as well as a fractured eye socket and sinus fractures. He received head staples and 20 stitches, but he made it out with his life thanks to his wife’s use of the weapon.
There are many incidents of good guys with guns saving themselves from violent attackers who also have guns. Leftist gun-control plans would stop this from happening and restrict people like the King family from having the ability to protect themselves.
Given that the most gun-violent cities are Democrat-controlled, such as Philadelphia and Chicago, it makes one wonder why the left wants this for the rest of the country.