Child safety gun self defense Home Invasion Mom shoots intruder personal safety tips

How would you handle this home invasion if you didn’t own a gun?

Armed home Invasion by leasepics via creative commons
Armed home Invasion by leasepics via creative commons

A Georgia mother grabbed her gun and nine-year old twins and hid in an attic as an intruder forced his way into her home, and then shot him after he stumbled onto their hiding place, according to multiple media reports.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the intruder began knocking on the door. The mother told her children not to answer. When the visitor began repeatedly ringing the doorbell, she called her husband at work.

“Get the kids and hide,” he told his wife.

As he dialed 911, his 37-year-old spouse, who works from home, collected the children and hid with them in a crawlspace adjoining her office.

The intruder rummaged through the home, eventually working his way up to the attic office. When he opened the closet where the family was hiding, the woman fired six bullets at the suspect, five of which hit alleged suspect Paul Ali Slater in the face and neck area.

She tried to avoid using the weapon by hiding, but when faced with a threat to her safety and that of her children, she did what she had to do.

Many gun owners say this is the reason they own a firearm, but what if you don’t have a gun?

What are you going to do if you end up facing a similar situation? Read more here.

Ed Kress
For over 35 years Ed Kress has been an instructor and student at the Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts, named "Best Overall Martial Arts School” worldwide by Black Belt Magazine. Master Fred Degerberg awarded Ed his 7th degree Black Belt in 2015. Growing up on Chicago’s Southside, Ed learned early in life to pay attention to his surroundings in order to avoid potentially dangerous people and situations. Along with local law enforcement officers and directors of campus security, Ed has developed a program which focuses on teaching personal safety on the streets, and as it relates to the high school and college experience. Ed has trained thousands of adult men and women as well as high school and college students to improve their personal and situational awareness and, when necessary, how to physically defend themselves using their brains as well as their bodies. Ed began his martial arts career when he started wrestling in 8th grade, taking 1st place in the Chicago Park District City Championships. He later wrestled varsity at Mendel Catholic High School where he was a Chicago Catholic League Conference Champion. During his college career at North Park University he was a Conference Champion and 2-time NCAA Div 3 national qualifier. He was on his way to qualifying for the 3rd time when a neck injury ended his college career. His record that year was 17 - 0. He continues to wrestle as Head Freshman Wrestling Coach at Loyola Academy. A position he has held since 2004.
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