When seconds counted for Lisa Atkin, the police were 23 minutes away.
The Oregon woman was at home sick from work when she heard louder-than-usual commotion from her dogs on Wednesday morning, around 9:00. She got up to investigate and had her gun on her just in case.
That’s when she found Joseph Baker inside her home. “So that’s when I took the gun from its holster and commanded the person to stay still and get down on the floor and asked him what he was doing in my home,” said Atkin.
While the no trespassing signs, security system, and dogs didn’t stop Baker from breaking through two doors to get into the house, Atkin’s extensive firearm training stopped the burglary. “We’ve been through the Oregon Firearms Academy courses so we were trained to deal with these kinds of situations,” said Atkin.
While she never thought she would use this training at home, she’s hopeful other women can learn from her experience. “Twenty three minutes is a long time and while most people in town wouldn’t have to wait that long for a response, it was an incredibly quick response for where we live. Without that training the outcomes could’ve been a little different so I’m blessed to be here today,” said Atkin.
Baker is lodged in the Lane County Jail facing charges of burglary, resisting arrest, menacing, and criminal mischief.
Yep, her “No Trespassing” sign didn’t stop the guy from breaking in. And I’m sure a sign that said something about it being a crime-free zone wouldn’t have stopped him either. Funny how signs never work to keep the bad guys away. Gun control fanatics would hate to admit it, but this guy was stopped by a trained woman with a gun. It was that simple.
If she were not allowed to own that gun, she would have had to rely on the police who were 23 minutes away. By that time, she would’ve been overpowered by Baker. A gun saved her life. Aren’t liberals always trying to get people to support gun control even if it saves only one life?
The problem is, gun control doesn’t save anyone’s life. It endangers everyone. They’d rather this woman be a defenseless murder victim than allow her to protect herself and her home with a gun.