JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — A Junction City woman who held off an intruder at gunpoint for more than 20 minutes after he allegedly broke into her home is using her experience to educate other women on ways they can protect themselves.
Lisa Atkin is now the new state coordinator for a group called the Second Amendment Sisters. She said she never imagined being in a role like this, but after 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. 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,” said Atkin.
She said her first role with the Second Amendment Sisters will be to try to increase membership in the state.