This is the kind of story that you might find in a local newspaper or on a local TV station, but you aren’t likely to find it on national news. Why? Because it doesn’t fit their anti-gun narrative.
It does tell the truth, however.
And what is that truth? It is that good, decent people with firearms can and will use those weapons to save lives. Fortunately, for a mother of three in Missouri, one of these good, decent people was nearby when he was needed (hat tip to here for the lead). AWR Hawkins writes,
Fox 4 reports that Benjamin Seadorf was inside his home with his children when he heard the screams on Saturday. He said, “She was screaming at the top of her lungs, profusely bawling. She just kept screaming, ‘Help me! Help! Somebody, please help me!’ over and over again.”
Seadorf grabbed his 9mm handgun and ran outside find the woman allegedly being assaulted while in a car at a traffic light. He observed, “As I get close to the vehicle, I noticed her top’s ripped off. No shirt on. Her bra’s halfway off, and her pants were halfway off because he kept grabbing her.”
Police indicate the woman had been trying to escape when Alarick Williams, the father of her three children, allegedly forced the mother “back into the car and [was] strangling her.” Williams allegedly began beating the woman “because she wanted him to drop her off at her cousin’s house.”
The mother’s three children were in the back of the car throughout the incident.
Seadorf pointed his gun at Williams and ordered him to get out of the car and lie on the ground. Williams complied and was quickly arrested by responding officers.
Williams is charged with two counts of domestic assault.
Now, pay attention to the details of this story and bring them up next time your anti-gun friends want to promote gun control: The attacker didn’t use a firearm. He still physically assaulted (and appears to have been trying to sexually assault) a woman with his bare hands. The hero in this story used a firearm to probably save this woman’s life.
Anytime anyone wants to tell you that guns are the problem, show them this story. Guns have never been the problem. Violent people are the problem. Good people with guns are a very effective solution.