Breastfeeding Mother Exchanges Gunfire with Intruders

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I tried to embed the video but if you don’t see it go here. WBTV-3: “Charlotte mom shot during attempted burglary still in hospital, family ‘grateful for support’

People on Matlea Court are concerned about their neighbor, a 21-year-old mother that was shot in her home Tuesday. 

Police say Semantha Bunce was taken to the hospital after they responded to a call regarding an assault with a deadly weapon. Investigators say Bunce was home with her baby just before ten o’clock in the morning when someone kicked in the front door. 

Bunce was shot. The baby was not hit or hurt.

Semantha’s husband, Paul Bunce III, said his wife is a fighter. She’s in a lot of pain and still in the ICU. He also wanted everyone to know family is in town and taking care of their kids.

Her father-in-law, Paul Bunce Jr, says Semantha was feeding the baby when someone knocked and rang the doorbell. She was hesitant to answer the door.

“I think it was a shock to the intruders just as it was to her,” the father-in-law said. “Semantha is not out of the woods yet. Everybody is concerned about her.”

He added that Semantha was in the National Guard, and did fight back. There are several bullet holes that are visible from the outside of the back of the home. One of the bullets entered John Marshall’s home next door.

Later new reports said explicitly that Semantha “did fight back” by grabbing her sidearm and returning fire. Her gun changed the outcome. Though she was wounded she caused her assailants to flee.

If all three–the intruders and the mother–had been unarmed (as the gun-banners like to imagine the government can accomplish) the mother would probably have been at the criminals’ mercy. They would have had nothing to fear.

[See also, “Three Armed Intruders, One Armed Homeowner and Wife.”]

With a gun even a breastfeeding mother is dangerous.