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Heroic Mississippi Mom Shoots Intruder to Protect Her Children

A courageous mother defended her three children from a knife-wielding felon by shooting him, preventing a potential tragedy

In a harrowing incident that underscores the importance of the Second Amendment and family preparedness, a Mississippi mother bravely defended her three children from a knife-wielding intruder. This terrifying scenario unfolded in Carroll County, where a man, identified as 44-year-old Steve Lamar Goss Jr., attempted to break into a family home.

The ordeal began when the family’s husband, while at work in Greenwood, contacted Carroll County deputies to report an imminent threat to his family. He informed them that a man was trying to forcefully enter his home, putting his wife and children at grave risk. The suspect, driving a GMC pickup truck, was later confirmed to be Goss.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered that Goss had escalated his attack by driving his truck into the home’s dining room after failing to kick down the front door. In a desperate attempt to safeguard her family, the mother and her three children retreated to a closet designated as their safe room. There, amidst fear and chaos, they found solace in prayer and reciting scripture.

The situation reached a critical point when Goss, knife in hand, located the family and entered the closet. Displaying incredible courage and composure, the mother shot Goss in the arm, and he fled. This decisive action by the mother, armed and ready to protect her family, prevented a potential tragedy.

Carroll County Sheriff Clint Walker rightly commended the family for their emergency preparedness and unwavering faith in the face of danger. Their story is not just a testament to their bravery but also a powerful reminder of the critical role that responsible gun ownership can play in ensuring the safety and security of our loved ones.

Meanwhile, Goss was apprehended by other responding deputies at Acy’s Store following a felony traffic stop. After a brief chase, he was arrested inside the store and subsequently hospitalized for the gunshot wound.

Currently held at the Carroll Montgomery Regional Correctional Facility, Goss faces four counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary. Compounding the gravity of his actions is the fact that he was already out on felony bond for possession of a weapon by a felon.

This incident in Mississippi serves as a stark reminder of the unpredictable nature of criminal behavior and the necessity for individuals to be prepared to defend themselves and their families. It also reinforces the argument that law-abiding citizens must have the means to protect themselves from those who disregard the law and pose a threat to innocent lives.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.