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Another woman and her children saved by a gun

Posted: January 9, 2013 at 12:45 pm   /   by

ICYMI, yet another example of the millions of times this happens per year . . .

As reported by The Atlanta Journal Constitution, the mother and her two children were at home on Friday, when they heard a knock on the door. The person at the door was persistent, and the mother sensed something was wrong. She called her husband while she and her children hid in the closet.

The intruder had forced his way into the three-story residence on Henderson Ridge Drive with a crowbar, authorities said. He allegedly rummaged through the home, eventually working his way up to the attic office.

“He opens the closet door and finds himself staring down the barrel of a .38 revolver,” said Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman, who relayed the woman’s narrative to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He asked that her name be withheld.

The woman fired six bullets, five of which hit Paul Ali Slater in the face and neck area, Chapman said. But Slater was still conscious.

The husband, Donnie Herman, labeled his wife a hero. The newspaper reported that “one of his deputies, impressed with the woman’s resolve, told the sheriff she had handled her first shooting better than he had.”

But is this story sweeping the nation? No. And as Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) noted in a press release, “there is virtually no coverage of self-defense uses every day.”

Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including (now a part of Western Free Press) and He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to
Christopher Cook