This is a story of two pregnant women.
Both were expecting a new baby. Both were looking forward to being a mother and bringing forth new life. Both women suffered the terrror of a home invasion when no one else was around. They were utterly alone to defend themselves and their unborn child.
One woman is dead and her child with her. The other is alive and well.
Why is one woman alive and one deceased?
One woman was armed and one was not. It’s as simple as that.
On November 11, 2015 Amanda Blackburn was killed by an armed home intruder. Her bank cards and life were stolen. When her husband returned home from an early morning workout he found signs of a struggle and his pregnant wife dead with a gunshot wound to the head. Their other young child was unharmed upstairs in a crib.
According to NBC reports, her husband stated, “Amanda didn’t have an enemy in the world.”
I am sure that is true. I wish she was alive to be the wife, mother, and missionary that she had set out to be, but she is not here for one simple reason…she had no way to fight back against three adult males who entered her home intent to do her harm.
That is the point of being armed. You don’t have to be a bad person or have an enemy to be randomly singled out as a victim of violence. Most likely you’re not a bad person…you’re just in the wrong place at the wrong time or a bad person has selected you as a target.
Especially for women, the ability to survive that attack hinges on one thing…if you have a gun or not.
The second story involving a pregnant woman alone and at home is from Birmingham, Alabama.
On August 1, 2016 Marquita Turner was attacked in her home. According to WVTM 13 News in Birmingham:
Officers from Birmingham’s west precinct were dispatched to a home on Ethel Avenue around 2:20 a.m. Friday.
Marquita Turner said she’s lived there for seven months, and her house has already been broken into three times.
Now five months pregnant, she said she was taking matters into her own hands when she shot a man who police say was trying to break into her house overnight.
She said she got the pink Millennium 9 pistol two years ago for protection. Early Friday morning, she said she heard somebody take the air conditioner out of her window and climb inside.
“I grabbed my gun when I woke up. And I walked out of the door and I saw them, the guy in the hallway … he was kind of close to me so I shot and he fell. And from that point, I went and turned on the lights and I called the police,” Turner said.
She said she shot two or three times, hitting the intruder once.
“It was immediate. Once I saw him I instantly, it was just fire ’cause it was adrenaline rush, scared, need to protect myself and my child. It was just fire at that time. It wasn’t no see who it was. It was pitch black. All the lights was off. So I didn’t turn any of the lights on because I know I didn’t want if he came in there, he could see me, he could have harmed me before I harmed him,” Turner said.
She said she’s not scared, but she will be moving.
“You have to protect yourself. Without a doubt. Take matters into your own hands. Get some type of protection. Don’t take anything for granted. You got to protect you and your child. Be strong. If it comes down to that, then that’s what you have to do. Don’t be scared,” Turner said.
The man was taken to UAB and is expected to recover, according to police.
Marquita was armed. Amanda was not.
Marquita is alive. Amanda is not.
Hillary Clinton wants you to die a violent death like Amanda.
That is not an inflammatory statement. It’s fact. Hillary wants to do all she can to make it harder for regular citizens to get a self defense weapon.
Let’s see what Hillary says about her plans for armed citizens if she gets elected president.
According to an article by John Lott for Fox News here is what Hillary had to say about our Second Amendment rights.
The interview was conducted by her friend, George Stephanopoulos of ABC News, and he shockingly pressed Hillary recently on the question,
“Do people have the right to own guns?”
She basically dodged the question and would not answer, which is an answer. She cobbled together a sort of answer,
“if it’s a constitutional right…”
Basically, she is setting up the constitutional fight for the Supreme Court to decide what is our “Constitutional 2A Rights”
In truth…NO, she doesn’t believe the Second Amendment is a RIGHT! She hates it and would get rid of it at the first chance.
Stephanopoulos went on to ask her if she still favored a 25% tax on handguns. He pressed her hard…again she wouldn’t commit.
About the only thing she would commit to was the idea of holding manufacturers liable for murders committed with their weapons. That is so insane it is not even worth talking about. Do we hold Ford liable for car accidents? Of course not.
Hillary did quote some false and misleading statistics keeping in line with her most notable attribute…lying.
Hillary loves to talk about gun show loopholes and quote the statistic that America suffers 33,000 gun deaths a year. She is inflating that number to gird up her case that we are particularly violent and guns are the reason. It’s utterly false, again.
In reality, there is no loophole…go try to buy a gun at a gun show and find out for yourself. There is NO GUN SHOW LOOPHOLE!
She continues to spread falsities in the 33,000 gun deaths number…it includes more than 21,000 suicides, almost 600 accidental gun deaths, and more than 3000 justifiable homicides by police and civilians. That leaves the actual murders with guns to be just over 8000 a year.
Contrast that with the fact that more than 30,000 people actually were killed in car crashes last year and it is kind of obvious the agenda that she has. Guns are not our problem. Evil and violence are the problem…guns are a tool. A tool to defend yourself with or a tool to commit atrocity.
Shall we un-invent guns? You’d sooner put the Genie back in the bottle!
The truth is that Hillary wants you to die a horribly violent and unarmed death.
What would have happened to Marquita had she not legally purchased her 9 millimeter pistol? No one knows for sure. In all likelihood her fate would have been the same as Amanda’s…violent unarmed death.
What would have happened had Amanda had a pistol at her disposal to fight back against her intruders?
No one knows for sure, but perhaps she would be here to tell us how she killed her attacker. Maybe not, but at least she would have had a chance.
We do know one thing for sure…that without a gun, you are at the mercy of evil people intent to do you harm. With a gun you have a fighting chance, not a guarantee, but a fighting chance. That is all we are asking for and all that our founders promised us in our beloved Second Amendment.
We know one thing for sure…Hillary Clinton wants to take away your fighting chance.
Hillary Clinton literally wants you to die violently and unarmed.
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