Woman Who Held Burglar at Gunpoint: ‘Be a Survivor, Not a Victim’

On March 14th, Breitbart News reported on how Lisa Atkin pulled a handgun on a burglar in her home and pinned him down until police arrived 23 minutes later.

The burglar, Joseph Baker, broke through two doors to get inside Atkin’s Junction City, Oregon, home at approximately 9 a.m. on March 12th.

Breitbart News recently talked to Atkin about that morning, asking about her experience with firearms and how it came about that she was ready to defend her life and property when the burglar appeared.

Atkins told us she is originally from the UK, so she did not grow up around guns and was not even exposed to one for the first 37 years of her life. Then she moved to the United States in 2005 and realized a gun “is an inanimate object, relying on its operator as to whether it is put to good or bad use.”

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