"I can't tell you that you can do that but you do what you have to do to
protect your baby," the dispatcher told her. McKinley was on the phone
with 911 for a total of 21 minutes.
Imagine that. Common sense. Do what you need to do. I totally understand the dispatcher saying they could not actually advise the homeowner to use deadly force. However, this contrasts very sharply with the dispatcher in my previous post that told the homeowner to disarm. Also, the homeowner mentions she has two guns. Good for her. "Two is one and one is none."
This post also really dovetails into a post by Agirlandhergun where she discussed that women are aggressively prepared to defend their children, but not themselves.
"I wouldn't have done it, but it was my son," McKinley told ABC News
Oklahoma City affiliate KOCO. "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."
This sounds like a compelling argument. It's the old "mama bear" adage. The problem here is that without mom, that child lives a life without a mother. That is unacceptable to me. The only way you can defend your children is to defend yourself. I do understand the raging-bull defense attitude that comes with children. Trust me, I do. I'd rather you just trust me than test it. However, I also know that providing for my children means coming home to them every day. I have to protect myself in order to do that.
I'm providing separate links since I'm posting this from mobile and I'm not sure they're going to work.