A pregnant woman woman from Arkansas justifiably killed an intruder with her husband's gun last December.
Good! A pregnant lady deserves to be safe in her own home, right? Most people (even Democrats) would probably agree with that notion.
Just one problem... she now faces six years in prison because a previous marijuana conviction prohibits her from handling a firearm. You don't have to be a libertarian to understand why this news story is a horrific example of how misguided our legal system has become, but it helps.
On December 7th, 2017, 21-yr-old Krissy Noble was at home in her apartment in Fort Smith. She was 11 weeks pregnant. That's when Dylan Stancoff, an acne faced home invader, tried to to attack her in her living room.
When police arrived Krissy was very honest about what happened. She showed the police the gun (which still had one bullet in the chamber) and the location of Dylan's body.
Krissy told police that when she got home that afternoon she noticed a grey car parked in a ditch in front of her home. She went inside and, a short time later, heard a knock on the door. She felt a bit nervous, naturally, because she's a pregnant lady alone in her home. The man asked to come inside and speak with her husband. He even knew her husband's name (Brendon Tran). But Brendon wasn't home, so she told Dylan to come back later, at 5pm.
She called her husband to ask who the man was, but he didn't know anyone named "Cameron White", the name the soon-to-be intruder gave her when he knocked on her door.
A short time later the man knocked on the door again. But this time he wasn't as polite. He forced his way inside and tried to cover her mouth with his hand, which she said smelled like chemicals. Like a coward, he began to punch the pregnant woman in her face, all the while not realizing she had, moments earlier, retrieved her husband's gun from the bedroom.
They struggled for a few moments before she grabbed her husband's gun off the coffee table and shot the man three times. Her neighbor helped her call the police.
At first officers ruled the shooting as a justifiable homicide, which makes sense - a pregnant woman should have the right to defend herself in her own home, right?
Not so fast there, liberty lovers.
Krissy is now being charged with felony gun possession because she pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana in 2017 after being arrested the previous year. Apparently it was pretty large amount of marijuana, so she was charged with a felony.
Now, 9 months later, her baby has arrived, but she may soon need to say goodbye to her new born son for about 6 years because, if found guilty in court, she'll be locked in prison.
The strangest thing about this: Krissy is being charged now, almost a year after the attack, for possession of the guns.
But why? Is she really a danger to society? What made the investigators wait so long to press charges? Why do we send people to prison who aren't a public safety concern?
This is a time when we need the NRA more than ever. Of course, one has to wonder - will the NRA defend a pregnant woman who shot a man after being arrested for possession of a plant (which just so happens to be a plant that's now legal to posses in more than half of the country).
Do the right thing, NRA. Defend Krissy Noble.
SANTA BARBARA, CA - APRIL 6: Medical marijuana, known as AK-47, a hybrid of indica and sativa, lies on display at the HortiPharm on April 6, 2006 in Santa Barbara, California. The dispensary will hold an open house for delegates at the 4th National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics in Santa Barbara, California from April 6-8. (Photo by Rod Rolle/Getty Images)