Domestic violence victims sometimes leave an abusive relationship only to find their actions are insufficient to stop their abusers.
Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group Everytown For Gun Safety inadvertently showed their followers precisely why a woman might need a firearm to defend herself and her children from an abusive ex-spouse or another kind of home invader.
We’re going to give you a play-by play of the video, because Mom’s Demand/Everytown is likely to realize the message they are really sending and pull the video down at any time.
Her restraining order is just a piece of paper; it is no defense against the obviously angry man demanding to be let in the home.
Tired of waiting, he kicks in the front door, and attempts to snatch the couple’s son.
Unarmed and defenseless, she vainly tries to stop the much larger man. He turns on her and puts the child down, pushing her away.
He draws a pistol from his coat pocket as she cowers in fear….
And just like that, she’s gone, dead before she hit the floor. The bullet that struck her in the left eye blew out the back of her skull in a spray of blood and bone before embedding in the wall behind her. Her screaming son is shocked into silence, unable to comprehend the sudden deafening concussion of the shock of a bullet fired indoors, and why Mommy is suddenly silent, a rag doll on the floor in a rapidly spreading pool of blood.
Sadly—in real life—the child will not have to live with the horror of what he’s witnessed beyond a few more tortured seconds. Quite often, the abusive parent will then kill their children, and then take their own lives, making the tragedy complete.
Of course, it didn’t have to be this way, with a younger, smaller woman defenseless against a stronger and armed attacker.
We prefer and advocate an alternate storyline.
Together, we can empower women to strengthen their personal protection plan to ensure they are never victimized again.