- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 20, 2017


Liberals may simply try to wish away the crime — but a 17-year-old girl’s brush with death, and subsequent use of a gun, shows without a doubt that the Second Amendment saves.

The story of Kimber Woods, who fired into the ground and scared away a home intruder, is one for the political books. Strangely, liberals are pretty silent on it, though.

Woods was alerted by her boyfriend of a possible burglar, called her dad to ask if she could use a gun, and when told yes, slid one under her pillow. When the burglar did indeed enter her home, Woods pulled out the firearm and pointing it right at his face, demanding he leave. For extra emphasis, she ran outside and fired a shot into the ground.

The burglar fled. Mission accomplished.

Nobody was even physically harmed.

This is how the Second Amendment works.

“I know how to use the gun and it gave me a peace of mind that I had the upper hand and I was going to be safe,” Woodstold Breitbart in an interview.

So why isn’t Woods being lauded throughout the mainstream media as a hero? Why isn’t she being mentioned by, say, left-leaning politicos on CNN as a solid example of why the Second Amendment is needed in modern times?

Because Woods doesn’t fit the narrative of the gun-controlling left.

Woods‘ experience demonstrates aptly why more guns in the hands of law-abiding Americans, not fewer, bring safety to citizens, particularly for women. Guns are equalizers. They’re what give a 17-year-old girl the ability to stand down a threatening, perhaps brutal, home intruder, no matter his size, no matter his strength.

Firearms training among America’s youth — as Woods underwent, from about the age of 6 or 7, she said — is actually a proper lesson plan for parents to follow. The left will cover its ears and eyes at such a notion. But Woods‘ story shows clearly: The constitutional right to carry is indeed a lifesaver for the innocent.

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