MARSHALL COUNTY, OK — A man credits his firearm for saving both his life and his wife’s during a scary home invasion that could have been much worse. Instead of crediting his firearm for saving their lives, he should instead credit his decision to arm himself to protect his family.
“Three people ran in and grabbed my wife,” Eddie Gilmore said. “She stood up.”
Eddie Gilmore says as his screaming wife was taken to a back room by a masked intruder who was holding a gun to her head, another intruder told him to get on the floor in the living room. “And I got over between the couch and the coffee table and when I did I went down and put my arm on the coffee table to kind of hide myself and I pulled the drawer open because I had a gun in there,” Gilmore said.
That’s when, Gilmore says, he started shooting in every direction he could, hitting two of the subjects. The suspects fired back, but neither Eddie or Cindy were hurt.
“They had a gun to her head,” Eddie Gilmore said, “They could’ve killed her and come right in here and killed me if I hadn’t had a gun.”
Three of the suspects were picked up later on, and it seems that they were simply bored and randomly looked for a home to rob. The suspects claim “…they were out in a wooded area shooting their firearms and looking for a place to rob and I think just because of the secluded area of this house is why it was targeted.”
It can be a scary thing when criminals are bored.
While Eddie successfully scared off the bad guys, he did notice one important thing that happened while he was shooting: “I had some re-loads in this one gun and they mis-fired…next time they won’t misfire.”
Note to the world: Never use reloads in a self-defense firearm.
Note #2 to the world: Carry while inside your home. While Eddie was able to get to his firearm, let’s be honest… he was lucky. Had he not been forced onto the floor in the spot he was, he wouldn’t have been able to get to his firearm as easily as he did.