On Tuesday night, Feb. 7, at a McDonald’s drive-thru in what’s considered a safe part of the Greater Oklahoma City Metro Area, a crazed man went from car to car, terrorizing people, when he realized that he had chosen the wrong mom to mess with.
Emma Riley Sutton, a writer for Examiner, was waiting in the drive-thru when she saw the man make his way from car to car, shouting obscenities at people. When he approached her car, she simply ignored him. But then he did something which he would very quickly regret.
He opened the door of the car where Sutton’s 8-year-old daughter was sitting, stuck his head inside, then said, “You want a piece of me!?” His question was quickly answered by Sutton’s .45 pointed at him. He immediately changed his mind, and proceeded to shut the door and return to his own car, deciding that he did not, in fact, want a piece of her after all.
Sutton then called the police and told them of the incident. They arrived within minutes and the man was arrested on unknown charges.
Sutton has had a concealed carry permit since 1991 and has taken multiple firearms safety classes. She owns several semi-automatic handguns, all with the highest capacity magazines available. She explains why larger capacity magazines are important for citizens to have.
“With gang violence on the rise, I don't want to see people be forced to give up their larger clips. People aren't just attacked by one person and they should have enough bullets to protect themselves. One well-placed bullet may not stop someone on specific types of drugs. If there are several people attacking you or breaking into your home, it may take several bullets per person to stop them.”
She also points out some problems with other personal safety devices. She states that a taser is one shot and one shot only.
“If more than one person put me or my daughter in danger, I wouldn't be able to protect us. I have the right to protect us.”
In addition, substances like pepper spray aren’t always feasible in every situation either, such as in an enclosed car with a child or baby or used by a woman who is pregnant, which can be extremely dangerous for the unborn baby.
“I don't understand what the current debate is about. The Constitution says I have the right to bear arms. That means I can defend myself against the government and individuals. Obama wants to make it illegal to carry guns, yet he has armed men and women protect him. I am much more important to my daughter and rest of my family than he is. Why does he get to have protection and I don't? I feel the same way about celebrities. Some celebrities want to keep people from carrying or even owning guns, yet they have bodyguards who carry guns. I don't like the double standard.”
She then goes on to address the idea of an “assault rifle” or “high-capacity magazine” ban.
“Taking away specific guns won't change anything. Illegal guns, of all kinds, are bought, sold, traded and stolen all the time. I don't feel the need to carry an AK47, but if I know how to use it safely, I should be able to.”
When asked what her first thought was when the man opened her daughter’s car door she said that it was simply, “Please, Jesus, don't let him do anything stupid.” Thankfully his stupidity went no farther than opening the door. As a result of this brave mom’s quick thinking, no one was injured and everyone returned home safe that night, other than the man who spent the night in jail.
Other articles of interest:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
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