According to nbcnews.com, something’s been afoot in The Circle City. “Investigators now say another woman was sexually assaulted during a recent home invasion, adding to the growing list of victims during the crimes. Thursday, police and prosecutors will announce new charges against the ten people arrested for the neighborhood crime spree.” Good thing they caught them, no? Despite the fact that the local 5-0 nabbed one group of malefactors, some local residents have decided they don’t want to be at the mercy of their successors . . .
But already, more women are taking action to protect themselves and their families.
Becky Bartone never thought she’d be shooting at targets, practicing her aim against a potential intruder. But firing a weapon was born out of fear. On the news, she’s seen the violence – men and women not only robbed, but victimized.
“It’s actually terrifying. It seems like every day there’s another one or two home invasions,” Bartone said.
So Becky, not really a “gun person,” decided to get armed and get trained for one simple reason.
This in Indianapolis, home of civilian disarmament advocate, demanding mom and mainstream media darling Shannon Watts. But Ms. Bartone and lots of other Indy moms don’t seem to be on board with the whole gun owners = the Taliban thing.
She’s just one of dozens of Indianapolis women now taking action not only to buy a gun, but become trained on how to use it to stop a criminal. She has her conceal/carry license and her certificate from an NRA basic pistol course.
“I wanted to make sure I knew what I was doing and that I took all the safety precautions that there are to take,” Bartone said.
What mom wouldn’t want to give herself every option when it comes to protecting herself and her rugrats?
We’d love to ask Shannon what she’d do if it had been her Hoosier neighborhood that was victimized. Unfortunately, she’s not interested in that national conversation about guns the president was so in favor of. Instead, she studiously bans anyone who has the huevos to challenge her hoplophobic orthodoxy on her Facebook and Twitter accounts. Does she really think it’s better for women to be sexually assaulted in their own homes than to avail themselves of their right to armed self defense? Since she won’t answer, we’re left to wonder…What Would Shannon Watts Do?