On Thursday CNN reported that Joe Biden said he expected to be able to turn in his gun recommendations to Pres. Obama in several days.
Biden would be remiss if those recommendations don't include serious consideration of the need for home owners to bear arms in order to protect the life of their families and the properties they own.
A Loganville, GA mother of two would not have had the means in which to protect herself or her twin son and daughter during a recent home invasion if Biden supports a ban on weapons, as some in the public are demanding.
The woman in question was just going about her day like any other, working from her home and caring for her two twin children.
The man she ended up shooting five times was doing anything but, and he knew she was in her home when he attempted to break into it with a crowbar too according to Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman.
The 37-year-old mother and her 9-year-old children sought safety upstairs in the three-story home, thanks to husband Danny Herman, who she was able to call up when she realized someone was trying to get into her home, even though they knew she was in it.
Her spouse advised her to get behind locked doors, and then to hide with the children in a crawl space, making it that much harder for the intruder to find them NBC News reported.
And all the while Melinda Herman stayed on the phone with her husband as he used an extra office phone at work to contact the emergency 911 dispatch for the area.
Joe Biden and Pres. Obama enjoy the security of government-funded and expertly trained armed guards. The Loganville woman didn't. All that stood between her and the man who wanted to harm her and her children in addition to robbing them was the weapon she armed herself with first.
And it made the difference between whether she lived or died, and whether her children did too. It may have made the difference between whether she and her young daughter were assaulted as well, for all anyone knows.
Will the tragic and mass shootings around the country by out of control teens and possibly mentally challenged young men result in women becoming more vulnerable victims to male predators due to Biden's new recommendations?
Let us hope not. After all, what good is it to remove weapons from the hands of the ones who need them the most?
Biden and Obama can count on their protective details to keep them and their family's safe. Women, especially, need to be able to continue carrying weapons or having them in their homes for their protection.
The Loganville woman in Georgia and Sarah McKinley in Oklahoma are proof of that. And although law enforcement in both areas were quick to respond to both calls for help to 911, let it be remembered that neither agency arrived in time.
It took a bullet to stop both home invasion suspects in each case. Will that bullet now be taken away for future use?