PHILLIPSBURG, Missouri- Chantz Cravens,

who lives nearby the Tuesday night shooting incident in Phillipsburg, went to Facebook to make a case for the 2nd Amendment and the right of firearms ownership. She says she wants to protect her family.

A 25 year-old man has reportedly been taken into custody after he allegedly fired on two occupants of a vehicle after crashing into it. Nobody was injured and the shooter fled the scene. A passenger in the shooter’s truck is still being sought by law enforcement for questioning.

Cravens wrote the following on Facebook:

“This happened last night down from our driveway. Garrett was outside when he heard the crash, gunshots and the SUV taking off. We live in the middle of the woods and can’t see the road from our house so we had no clue what was going on. Garrett called 911 and was told they were already working on it. Since we didn’t know if we were in danger or not we went inside, locked the doors and got our guns ready.

Now we are to the reason of this post. If you believe individuals should not be allowed to own guns, I want you to walk in my shoes for a minute. We live in the country. One of the negatives of living in the country is that we are that much further from law enforcement help. That means if a person with ill intent wants to hurt my family we’re 15-30+ minutes away from law enforcement help. How long do you think it would take a person, especially a drugged/drunk person, to break down my door or break a window to gain access? If you take away our guns, how am I supposed to protect my kids? I can promise you that if someone comes to my house with ill intent the first thing I’m going to do is grab the shot gun, call 911 and brace myself for them to actually make it in to my house. I will not hesitate to protect my kids. I, of course, would pray the cops would make it out before I had to take steps myself, but I definitely want the option to protect myself.

Now I do believe they could put more regulations on who is allowed to buy guns and they should definitely do background checks, but they better never take away my right to own guns. If they do, they’d be signing the death sentence of families like us. People that have never lived in the country don’t have a clue. Don’t tell me I don’t need a gun. I was raised with them in the house, taught how to use them and even took the class to be licensed to conceal and carry.

We respect guns.
We respect the 2nd amendment.
Please respect individuals like us who have legitimate reasons to own guns.”