A few days ago, a man was arrested in Tennessee early one morning after threatening to kill his wife and children. As soon as he was behind bars, his wife took out an order of protection against him to keep him from coming back. But, as happens all too often, the husband (now out on bail around 1:30 PM that very same day) ignored that piece of paper and marched straight to his (soon to be ex) wife’s front door and kicked it down. Fortunately for that woman and her kids, she was waiting with a gun when he came a-knockin’ . . .
Then at approximately 1:38 p.m., 911 received a call from the Marshall residence where Melissa Marshall, stated that her husband, Robert Marshall was at the residence attending [sic] to get inside.
While authorities made their way to the residence, Ms. Marshall indicated that her husband forced his way inside and then she told dispatchers that she had shot him.
Athens Police Officers and McMinn Sheriffs Deputies arrived at the home and found the front door kicked in with Robert Marshall lying in a back bedroom with a fatal gunshot wound to his chest.
I actually found this story while trawling a gun control advocacy forum. It was listed under “domestic violence turns tragic thanks to a gun.” Me, I tend to see it the other way around. “Gun saves lives of wife and children, Miranda Lambert pleased.”
I’m goin’ home, gonna load my shotgun
Wait by the door and light a cigarette
If he wants a fight well now he’s got one
And he ain’t seen me crazy yet
He slapped my face and he shook me like a rag doll
Don’t that sound like a real man
I’m going to show him what a little girls are made of
Gunpowder and lead