It’s never too early to learn to defend yourself, and 12-year-old Kendra St. Clair from Durant, Oklahoma did just that when a man broke through her back door during a home invasion.
The man, identified as 32-year-old Stacey Jones, had previously been charged for the abduction of a 17 year old girl last year. According to Ms. St. Clair, Jones first rang the doorbell, and when no one answered, went to the backdoor and attempted to break in.
“He opened the screen door and started pounded on the door. So I didn’t answer it. And I called my mom. She said to go get the gun and hide in the closet.”
Kendra St. Clair says she stayed in the closet until she thought the coast was clear. So she went to check the back door.
And he was standing there trying to open it. So I got really scared and I called 911.”
She went back to the closet. That’s when she heard the man in the house.
“When I was back there on the phone with 911, I heard the bathroom light turn on that was leading to the closet. And when I saw the door handle turn, I shot him. I guess it went through the door, went through him, and went through the wall.”
St. Clair thanks her mom for teaching her how to keep her calm and protect herself.
The only downside to this story is that Stacy Jones is still breathing. He is reportedly recovering from his wounds in a Texas hospital, soon to burden taxpayers with tens of thousands of dollars in yearly maintenance costs as a prisoner for up to 20 years.
When police were minutes away and Ms. St. Clair had just seconds before being face-to-face with a would-be abductor, rapist or murderer, she took matters into her own hands and took care of business.
Had this young lady been in New York, Chicago or any number of other cities that restrict the ownership and carrying of handguns, she may not be alive today.
Everyday we are reminded of why our founders made sure to include the right to bear arms as a fundamental Constitutional protection.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Declaration of Independence
July 4, 1776