California Woman Defends Her Daycare and Children, Returns Fire at Gunman

California Woman Defends Her Daycare and Children, Returns Fire at Gunman

One of the more popular sentiments championed by leftists is the notion that guns are unnecessary for self defense. Instead, we are expected to simply dial 9-1-1 and rely on our police officers to come to our aid.

The obvious problem here is that when seconds matter, the police are just minutes away (at best).

On Monday afternoon, in Chula Vista, California, one woman refused to let herself or the children she was charged with protecting become victims:

The woman (who has so far gone unidentified by sources) was accosted at her home by her angry ex-boyfriend, 36-year-old Gustavo Sepulveda. When she refused to let him in, he snapped.

Breaking into the rear of the house, Sepulveda used an industrial torch to try to set fire to the house twice. The woman wasn't the only occupant — her home doubled as a day care center and had seven children inside.

Taking charge of the situation immediately, the woman had an employee move the children safely into the bathroom to take cover, then retrieved a firearm. Sepulveda smashed in a sliding glass door and opened fire, missing her. The woman fired a single warning shot in return.

The woman's next-door neighbor also sprung into action.

From ABC 10News:

Sepulveda set several fires inside the home, causing smoke to build, police said.

Reggie Sims, who lives next door, saw one of the fires from his room. He immediately grabbed his garden hose to put the fire out.

Sims believes the daycare owner and employees were heroes, acting selflessly to quickly and calmly take control of the situation.

”She was the hero, she really did a wonderful job sacrificing herself for the safety of the children, which is amazing,” said Sims. “She’s a wonderful neighbor and wonderful childcare provider.”

After the chaos, Sims welcomed the children and adults into his home, as police investigated the scene for hours.

Although nobody was injured, the woman's refusal to be a sitting duck allowed Chula Vista police enough time to arrive and take the crazed gunman into custody. Sepulveda is now facing 33 separate charges, including eleven counts of attempted murder. He was arraigned earlier this afternoon. The unidentified woman's father stated in an interview:

“She’s not doing so great. She was put in a real bad situation, she and her co-worker handled it just like they were trained to do.”
— Benny Mullinax, the woman's father

It took incredible strength, courage and foresight for the woman to do what she had to do. She knew the lives of children were in her hands. She knew the potential for danger and made the appropriate preparations. It is thanks to her that day did not end with the loss of innocent blood.

Chula Vista just happens to hold the dubious honor of having one of the lowest-staffed police departments in California. With staffing levels 12% lower than a decade ago, violent crimes has risen dramatically. One can only imagine what the outcome would look like had the woman been unable to defend herself against her enraged hulking ex-lover.

Less than 24 hours after the Las Vegas massacre, Democrats began calling for increased gun-grabbing legislation. Less than 24 hours later, this woman used her own gun to save the lives of seven children. This story will not make national headlines because it doesn't fit their narrative — nobody died that day, thanks to a woman and her gun.

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