02/01/2013 02:42 pm ET Updated Apr 03, 2013

Sarah Dawn McKinley, Cited As Gun Rights Symbol After Shooting Intruders, Supports Background Checks

Sarah Dawn McKinley, a young mother from Oklahoma, was thrust into the national spotlight this week when conservatives at the Senate gun hearing cited her run-in with intruders to make the case against Obama's new gun proposals. On December 31, 2011, Ms. McKinley, at home with her three-month-old baby, fought off two men, killing one who was bearing a knife with her shotgun.

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