The first time she was attacked, she tried to escape when she heard glass break in the basement. The man caught her, punched her in the face, forced her into a bedroom, and raped her.
The second attempt occurred less than a week after the first. The rapist broke in through the same basement window as before and shut off power to her home. She tried to call 911 but the phone was dependent on house current and wouldn't work. So she got a shotgun and waited.
When he broke through the basement door she shot him in the chest.
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They say we should call 911. She tried that the second time. It didn't work.
They say the police will take care of everything. Obviously the rapist hadn't been arrested when he came back, so that didn't work either.
What did work was a shotgun applied at center mass. Pretty much guaranteed to work.
The county prosecutor, Morley Swingle, said, "I will not be filing any sort of charge against this 57-year-old woman, who was clearly justified under the law in shooting this intruder in her home." Missouri law allows you to own firearms and defend yourself with them. But in Illinois, Barack Obama voted against Senate Bill 2165 which stated:
Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that it is an affirmative defense to a violation of a municipal ordinance that prohibits, regulates, or restricts the private ownership of firearms if the individual who is charged with the violation used the firearm in an act of self-defense or defense of another. Effective immediately.Let me repeat: Obama feels actually defending your life is not an acceptable reason to violate a municipal defenseless-victim order.
Not to mention he believes said defenseless-victim orders to be appropriate and constitutional.
In summary, we have an example of truly effective defense that could only have been better if the victim had been able to use it the first time. We have obvious failures of more politically-correct "defenses." And we have a Presidential candidate who favors stacking the deck so this woman would have been forced to suffer violation a second time from the same piece of ambulatory human feces.
But what's one more kind of rape to the socialist agenda?