Martha Lewis, an Alabama mother, shoots an intruder to save herself and the life of her two daughters. On August 14, 2012 Martha heard a loud noise at 3:00am. When Martha went to check to see what the noise was, she was surprised to find out that it was a thug kicking in her door.

Lewis grabbed her weapon, and called the police. She then ran to her daughters' room and told them to grab something to protect themselves. Martha and her daughters were at the top of the stairs, when they saw the man about to climb up the stairs toward them.

"I knew when he stepped on the landing that I would have to shoot him," Lewis said, "He starts like coming up the stairs and he said, 'would you shoot me?' And I said 'I don't want to have to but I will.'" The criminal ignored her and Lewis fired her weapon. What would have happened if this mom was not able to defend herself? This story could have had a horribly tragic ending.

Lewis spoke of her fear and uncertainty during the home invasion. "It wasn't like, oh can I pull the trigger? It was like when should I shoot? When will he be close enough that I know I won't miss him?" Fortunately for this quick-thinking mom, she didn't miss. The thug stumbled outside, where he was apprehended by police.

The intruder, 25 year old Michael Jacobs, was hospitalized and listed in stable condition and is facing criminal charges. Lewis is not facing any charges.

"How many attempted crimes are prevented by law-abiding citizens with weapons? Lewis said, "There's so much talk about banning guns and gun control but they're for protection," she said. "There's no way that I could have fought him off."

Thank God for the Second Amendment, and that Ms. Lewis was exercising her right to bear arms. Due to another law abiding citizen being armed, another criminal is off the street. I am proud that Ms. Lewis didn't allow herself, or her daughters to become victims. Once again; proof, that the police cannot always get there in time. That good law abiding citizens with a weapon are not only a deterrent, but are also helpful to police officials by helping to catch criminals.

Editor's note: In addition to Ms. Lewis having her firearm, her daughters were also armed with an ax and a knife! I would say this guy would have had an extremely bad day had he made it further than he did.

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