A Texas woman, 33, fatally shot her ex-boyfriend after breaking into her house in 10300 block of Lynx Crossing, San Antonio, Texas. According to police reports, the ex-boyfriend, 24, was waiting for the woman at her home as she returned from work. She asked him to leave, and he complied before returning and forcing his way through the window.
The woman was in the bathroom when she heard footsteps in the stairs. She grabbed a gun and hid in the bathroom before opening fire and striking him on the stomach. She was alone when the incident took place on Thursday at around 9 pm.
Reports indicate that the deceased had been texting her the whole day. She had also changed the locks in the house. The police will not press charges against her following the incident.
His motives for returning and forcing his way into the house were far from good. His erratic behavior and stalking habits were worrying, forcing the woman to react the way she did. At the beginning of the current crisis, the police issued a warning about the possibility of increased domestic abuse related to the stay-at-home orders. This event bears similar characteristics to a domestic incident.
Owning a firearm prevented the woman from becoming a victim of the ex-boyfriend’s aggressive behavior. About 22% of women own guns in the country. They are also among the highest growing demographic of gun owners. Additionally, women are more likely to cite protection as the main reason for owning a firearm than men.
Ted Cruz had addressed a similar scenario of women using guns to defend themselves.
“The Second Amendment protects your right, that if someone comes through the window trying to harm your kids…,” Cruz said in Good Morning America in 2016. “You have a right to be armed to protect your family.”
In their research, Florida State University criminologists, Gary Kleck and Marc Gertz reported that women use firearms to defend themselves 1.2 million times a year. In such encounters, the use of a gun prevented 200,000 sexual abuses. Anti-Second Amendment activists dispute these facts because they would rather have women become victims of predators than defend themselves and their rights.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is pushing universal background checks in our state, and if left unchecked, it will not be long until we see bills like this getting traction in Austin. Texas is embarrassingly ranked 29th for gun rights, and with the help of the political elites in Austin, we will surely rank among New York, California, and Illinois if left to their own devices. Please join our fight today, and help us restore Texas' place as the standard for the U.S.
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