A Missouri woman praised the Second Amendment in a Facebook post for saving her family.
The woman, Katie Claxton, stopped at a gas station with her husband and children on Monday when a man approached her with “a knife about the size of a machete” and pointed it at her.
Claxton yelled for her husband Matt to get his gun and shoot the man.
The man told her she was “lucky” her husband had a gun and retreated.
Rather than shoot, Matt called police who arrested the man, David Middleton, 42, and charged him with unlawful use of a weapon, according to Fox 2.
Middleton told police he was paranoid that the car was sent by his cousin to conduct surveillance on him and he only leaned in the car to tell them to stop following him, the Springfield News-Leader reported.
“Our Second Amendment right to carry is what saved our lives,” Claxton told the News-Leader. “If we didn’t have our right to carry, I feel like we wouldn’t be here today.”
Read her entire Facebook post detailing the incident below.
Tonight was eventful to say the least. We went to the Rapid Roberts on sunshine and 65 to get gas on our way home. Matt…
Posted by Katie Claxton on Sunday, January 3, 2016
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