However, moms are equipped to conquer many parenthood decisions using instinct.
Sarah McKinley, an 18 year old Oklahoma mom with a 3 month old son is proof of this.
On New Year’s Eve, 2 men were trying to break into her house. She recognized one of them bc he came to her house earlier and she didn’t let him in.
This time, he was armed with a 12 inch hunting knife, and one of his friends.
She blocked her front door with a couch, got her 12 gauge shotgun, went into her bedroom got a handgun, put a bottle in the baby’s mouth and called 911.
This teen mom definitely rose to the occasion. When I was 18 my biggest decision was what color dress I was gonna wear to the Prom.
I am amazed at how mature, calm, and poised she was during the 911 call.
McKinley asked the dispatcher, “I’ve got two guns in my hand — is it OK to shoot him if he comes in this door? I’m here by myself with my infant baby, can I please get a dispatcher out here immediately?”
“I can’t tell you that you can do that but you do what you have to do to protect your baby,” the dispatcher said.
The 911 conversation lasted for 21 minutes. Then the door gave in.
“I waited till he got in the door. They said I couldn’t shoot him until he was inside the house. So I waited until he got in the door and then I shot him,” McKinley said
When the intruder kicked in the door and came after her with the knife, the teen mom shot and killed the 24-year-old man. The other suspect fled but later turned himself in.
Police are calling the shooting justified..
If this isn’t enough for someone to go through, Amy’s husband died a few days earlier on Christmas. He was battling Cancer.
I’m thankful for the Second Amendment and the fact that Amy and her child are safe.
I respect her courage and admire her for standing up and protecting herself and her child.
“It’s not an easy decision to make, but it was either going to be him or my son. And it wasn’t going to be my son. There’s nothing more dangerous than a woman with a child.“