‘Gun violence’–a bad thing?

I’d like to see citizen disarmament advocates make the case for their agenda to this woman:

Cops: Cape Girardeau woman kills man who returned to rape her second time

An intended rape victim shot and killed her attacker this morning in Cape Girardeau when he broke into her home to rape her a second time, police said.

The 57-year-old woman shot Ronnie W. Preyer, 47, a registered sex offender, in the chest with a shotgun when he broke through her locked basement door. The woman told police he was the same man who raped her several days earlier. Officials do not intend to seek charges against her.

In the first incident, the woman heard glass breaking in her basement about midnight on Saturday. She went to leave the house, and the man attacked when she opened the front door. He punched her in the face and then forced her into a bedroom, where he raped her, said H. Morley Swingle, prosecuting attorney in Cape Girardeau County.

The victim reported the crime to police, and her landlord repaired the broken window.

She was home alone again Friday about 2:15 a.m. when Preyer broke the same basement window. The victim was awake watching television, when Preyer switched off the electricity to her house.

There’s more, and it’s worth reading.

This was in Missouri, but if it had been in, say, Chicago, and the firearm she used had not been registered (a cumbersome process that must be repeated annually, and the fee for which Mayor Daley wants to increase to $60 per year–basically pricing poor people out of the self-defense market), a certain U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate who claims to “support the Second Amendment” has argued that Chicago should retain the right to prosecute her.

I hope that the knowledge that she has ensured that this scum can never hurt her–or anyone else–again will help with this brave woman’s healing process.

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