So many people freeze when confronted with violence. There is a natural shock that occurs and a failure to act, though completely understandable, can endanger lives.
One mother, however, sprang into action as intruders busted down her door and though she was under fire by the intruders, managed to get several shots off herself and in doing so, possibly saved both her and her child’s lives.
Semantha Bunce, 21, was in her Charlotte, North Carolina, home on Tuesday morning when intruders kicked-in the door as she fed her baby.
Bunce, a trained National Guard medic, remained calm and retrieved her gun and met the intruders at her bedroom door. As the intruders opened fire on the new mother, she returned fire, though she was shot twice.
“I think it was a shock to the intruders just as much as it was to her,” said Paul Bunce, her husband.
The intruders got away and remain on the loose and Bunce is in serious condition after receiving at least two gunshot wounds. She has made it through a surgery and family members claim that another surgery is necessary.
Police are actively looking for the home invaders and are confident they will catch them. This is the third home invasion in the neighborhood within weeks.
The community is rallying behind Bunce and her family. It sounds like a harrowing ordeal and hopefully, Bunce will enjoy a speedy recovery.
What this ordeal illustrates, however, is the kind of viciousness present in society. Bunce, while feeding her baby in the safety of her own home, suddenly found herself in a shootout. It’s certainly not common, but it happens.
Police agencies all around the country do fantastic jobs policing their communities, but even the most-dedicated police force cannot be everywhere at once. When seconds count, police are often minutes away and in Bunce’s case, the intruders were clearly armed and willing to resort to violence.
Folks, time and time again, the nation has been forced to witness that the only real method of stopping a “bad guy with a gun” is a “good guy, or gal” with a gun.
In this case, it was a pistol-packing mother.