'I’m trying to calm Jeffrey down and all I had was this wicker basket, I have nothing, a bat, nothing. We’re going to get a gun.'
Jeffrey is her young son who was rightly frightened by the incident. It is very scary for an adult, so imagine how much worse it is for a child, who is completely dependant on others to provide protection.
Of course her liberal co-hosts tried to talk her out of it. Whoopi Goldberg went as far as to tell her to buy a bat. While of course a bat could help you, but first and foremost, if they have a gun it isn't exactly an effective tool to provide protection. But the most obvious downfall of a bat is how close you to get to the person in order for it to be used. Why would you want to get that close to someone who is in your home in the middle of the night? Especially if you have been woken out of a sound sleep.
Apparently it took seven minutes for the police to arrive at her home. Think of what could happen to you in seven minutes in your home with someone with criminal intent on their mind. That may seem like nothing, but a great deal can happen in that time. She is lucky that she has the ability to afford an alarm system, otherwise the time for the police to arrive would have been even longer.
There is nothing wrong with buying a gun for home protection. You buy yourself something small, easy to use and you take lessons on how to use it and store it properly.
Evil exists in our world. It is all around us. We can bury our heads in the sand or we can do what we can to learn how to protect ourselves and our families. Law abiding citizens have every right to defend themselves in their own home. You can't wish away criminals.
Welcome to the land of reality, Ms. Sheppard.