If the worst were to happen, wouldn’t you rather be prepared?

A man in Illinois has been charged with “aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery with a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and aggravated assault” after allegedly forcing himself into a woman’s car and threatening her at knifepoint.


When they struggled, he cut her arm with the knife. A concealed carry permit holder, the woman followed his instructions to drive to a certain location – and then pulled out her firearm when they stopped. She told police that the suspect fled once he saw her gun.

Glenn shared the incredible story on today’s show.

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GLENN: A woman driving through a rural area that she was unfamiliar with. She was alone. She didn’t know where she was. She had never been to this part of town.

She was sure of her destination. Her destination had just been changed for her. Destination was death.

She could feel her kidnapper’s knife dig deeper into her arm, as she desperately tried to grip the steering wheel. He was an unwelcome passenger, who had just forced his way into her car. Every time she looked at him, she would look at him in the eye, and she could tell that he was hell-bent on causing her pain. She was terrified.

But at the same time, there was no place she would rather be at this moment than driving her own vehicle. Because she knew her salvation was there. Hidden, under the seat.

She reached her destination. It was a wooded area. Kidnapper told her to stop the car. She did. She stepped on the brakes quickly. In one fell swoop, she turned off the ignition and reached for the gun underneath her seat. She thrust the barrel of the gun into his face. That’s when the look in his eyes changed. He realized that he had brought a knife to a gunfight.

He immediately fled into the forest. The woman thank God that she had a gun and a concealed carry permit, before driving herself to the hospital. 61-year-old Floyd R. May was arrested shortly after and charged with aggravated kidnapping and assault.

If the woman hadn’t have taken the time to purchase and understand her firearm, she would likely be dead. But because she was going to be the first responder, she knew that there were times when you couldn’t wait for the police.

She had become a responsible gun owner and saved her own life. This is the story that should be told every day. This is the story — when we are talking about women who are being assaulted and they have no choice, but to be assaulted, this is the story of the Second Amendment, that you have the right to protect yourself. There are bad people out there who will think nothing of taking your life.

By the way, this — this story comes to us from Fox Five in San Diego. How many people in California will watch that story that unfolded and believe that everyone there in California has a right to have the chance to defend themselves?