As states across the country move to take away our second amendment rights, a man protecting a 12-year-old from a possible rapist proves why we need it.
Louisville, KY — Every time we hear the argument about "how society doesn't need guns to protect themselves" another example surfaces of a member of society protecting themselves with a gun. Recently, on NPR, a guest claimed that she didn't understand why someone would need a gun because she had never heard of anyone preventing a crime or defending themselves with one. Obviously this is a complete farce, not true, and as the incident below illustrates, it happens quite often.
Tina Burton explained to WDRB this week that she was horrified when she woke up around 7 a.m. on April 14 to a text from her daughter saying that 38-year-old Donald Oliver was in her room — getting naked. He'd broken in, made his way to the 12-year-old's bedroom and began stripping as if he was preparing to rape her.
"He got undressed in my daughter's room," Burton said. "Like, what was your intentions? … You are sick."
Given Oliver's history of sexual abuse, the threat was grave.
Burton explained that her daughter didn't panic despite this utterly terrifying situation unfolding in front of her.
"She was really smart," Burton said. "She hid under the cover, turned her light down, turned her volume down on her phone to text me. When she peeked under the cover to see where he was at, she got up and ran away. She went to the back room. And I think that was really brave and smart of her."