Ernestine Aldana used a gun to protect herself from a robber in her own grocery store in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A man pulled a knife on her and tried to grab the cash register, but when Ms. Aldana grabbed her gun, he quickly fled the scene.
“All I remember is being scared,” said Ms. Aldana. “I believe if I would have had my finger on the trigger I would have shot, thank god it actually didn’t come to that, everybody thinks it’s easy to pick up a gun and shoot someone, it’s really not.”
Her son bought his parents a gun for protection at the store and took Ms. Aldana to the range to train her how to shoot. Who knows what would have happened if she did not have the gun. Before it was out, the robber had complete control of the situation. When it was shown, Ms. Aldana took over. Now she is alive.
Wisconsin has the Castle Doctrine, which allows home and business owners to use a gun in self-defense on their property. It is similar to Colorado’s Make My Day Law, which was invoked the other day by a man against three intruders.
Ms. Aldana is not sure about gun restrictions. She admits the gun saved her life.
More and more armed citizen stories are coming to light now that the federal government is going after gun rights. A Georgia mother used a .38 revolver to protect her and her 9 year old sons against an intruder, while an Ohio man used his gun to shield his 2-month old son from an armed robber. A 15-year old boy used his father’s AR-15 to protect himself and his 12-year old sister against two intruders.