LANE COUNTY, Ore. — A Lane County woman who held off an intruder at gunpoint, is using her experience to educate other women on ways they can defend themselves.
In early march, a man broke into Lisa Atkin’s home. She quickly took her gun out of its holster, made him get down on the ground, and held him at gunpoint until sheriff’s deputies arrived.
Now, Atkin is the new state coordinator for a group called The Second Amendment Sisters. She says when friends, family and even strangers approached her asking what they should do in similar situations, she decided to take action.
“A lot of friends would come up to me and say ‘you’re so strong, you’re so brave. I could never have done that’ and it made me think, well without the right training and without the right encouragement and without the right people in my life, I couldn’t have done it either,” Atkin said.
Atkin says her first role with The Second Amendment Sisters will be to try to increase membership in the state.