A young mother protected her home and children by shooting a burglar five times, leaving him in critical condition.
The Georgia woman took her children and hid in an attic space, but the intruder found them, according to Loganville Patch.
Melinda Herman has now become a new face of gun rights amid the dramatic story of her defending herself and two children with a six-shot revolver.
Vice President Joe Biden will present gun control recommendations on Tuesday as some lawmakers push for a renewed assault weapons ban in the wake of the Newtown school shooting a month ago in Connecticut.
Gun rights advocates will celebrate "Gun Appreciation Day" on January 19.