While the democratic presidential candidates fight over who is more anti-gun and who has a lower NRA rating, one Georgia woman has used her 2nd amendment rights to protect herself and her children from an intruder who broke into her home.
She had a gun in one hand and a phone in the other, but it’s not the call to 911 that sent the intruder running.
The home invader had just gotten out of prison but all that prison time did nothing to deter this criminal from carrying out yet another crime.
According to WJCL News,
“I would have definitely shot him before I let him come up the stairs to my kids,” Kim Lyle says. “I have no doubt in my mind I would have shot him.”
Lyle says in seven years of living in her home on Jones Street, she has never experienced anything like this.
She says police were able to get to her home in just a few minutes to track the suspect down. Still, she is left wondering, with that man’s number of arrests, how he was able to be there in the first place.
Lyle says she and her children were on the second floor of their home on Jones Street, sleeping, when she was awoken by her back door chime downstairs. She knew right away, someone was in her house.
“I grabbed my gun and I went to the stairs and I screamed,” she says. “I said, ‘I am armed. And I will shoot.’
She says she then went to find her phone and dial 911.
“I was shaking so bad, I was scared,” she says. “Because I didn’t know. I mean someone was in my home, I was completely violated and vulnerable, I didn’t know what to do. I was really scared.”
According to the police report, officers say they found 54-year-old Nathaniel Snowton on the balcony of a nearby carriage house. Lyle thinks she knows what happened.
“The door was unlocked in my courtyard, but my garage door, he had stuck some kind of something under it, raised it up to where it hit the sensor, and it just opened the garage door.”
When speaking to her lawyer, Lyle found out this was not Snowton’s first run in with the law. According to Chatham County court records, among several offenses, he has been arrested for theft and burglary three other times in the last five years.
“That’s not fair to the people that live here, that the system continues to process this man back onto our streets.”
Records show Snowton’s last arrest in December led to a sentencing of 12 months in prison. Now, Lyle is left wondering.
“He’s not even been out of jail 30 days,” she says.
Lyle says her and her family no longer have the same sense of security as they did before that night.
“He completely violated me and my space, and it’s horrible for me and my children.”
This story is another example of a justice system that is completely broken. But rather than try to fix the legal system that keeps putting criminals back on the streets, anti-gunners just keep trying to disarm home owners from protecting themselves from these growing threats.
As many speeches as I’ve heard from President Obama calling for more gun control, more gun laws, and more gun bans, I’ve not once heard him address why there is a 15% drop in violent crime convictions. Repeat offenders statistics are on the rise, but for some reason that is not a concern of our president who only wants to target those law abiding gun owners who probably didn’t vote for him.