In a chilling blog post, a 22-year-old Las Vegas woman detailed how she used her second amendment rights to defend herself against her stalker.
The victim, who did not want to be identified, had previously written about how her stalker would send her 50-page text messages, forced her to move and become secluded from her family and her friends, and terrorized her by showing up at her house in the middle of the night. After receiving numerous death threats, the woman obtained a license to carry a concealed weapon.
One night, her stalker, now identified as Douglas Eugene Jackson, decided to follow through with his threats. She gives this vivid account of what happened:
“I awoke around 1:15 am to the sound of the door giving way after one kick followed by the sounds of my stalker struggling to dislodge the chair while forcing his way inside. I jumped up and grabbed the gun I’ve learned to do everything even shower with. I stood at the top of my stairs and fired twice. Hitting him in the chest, I hear his scream, his disbelief that I’d stood up for myself.. 0 to 100 in milliseconds.”
She goes on to defend herself against critics:
“For the ‘should’ve fired a warning shot’ folks: There are no warning shots, a gun is a deadly force, you only pull that trigger if you are in fear for your life and all other methods of deterring are gone…That’s what responsible gun ownership is.”
This just goes to show that one of the best ways to empower women is to protect their right to self-defense.
H/T: Fox 5 Las Vegas