Barb Moles, 80, shot and killed a man who broke into her home and stabbed her husband.

The next time someone tells you that gun owners live in a fantasy world if they think they’ll ever be able to defend themselves with a firearm (especially when it’s directed toward women) just point them to this story, from Seattle, Washington.

Recently, 80-year-old Barb Moles was at home when a man broke into the house where she and her husband, Leland, live at about 8:30 p.m. on April 28, according to this story from Fox News.

When she came upon her husband, 75, bleeding on the floor, having been stabbed and bludgeoned with a crowbar, she grabbed a .38 pistol.

Steven Sheppard, 25, reportedly had broken into the couple’s home to steal drugs, and encountered the great-grandmother of three after attacking her husband.

Barb fired four rounds—three hit their mark, the story says, killing Sheppard on the spot. The story says the gun was a Christmas gift from her husband.

“I was just intent upon stopping him,” she said in the story. “I didn’t have any other thought in my head. I just knew I had to stop him.”

The story says Sheppard was an ex-con who had spent time in prison for robbery.

Leland remains in the hospital in stable condition. The incident is still under investigation by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

“You know how mothers are with their kids,” she said. “That’s the way I am with my husband. I just protect his back. I’m not just the typical granny—in case you haven’t noticed.”