Katie Claxton said she was afraid for her life Sunday night when she was approached by a man wielding a large knife.

The Springfield woman said she cringes to think what might have happened if her husband hadn’t pointed a gun at the man and scared him off.

“Our Second Amendment right to carry is what saved our lives,” Claxton said. “If we didn’t have our right to carry, I feel like we wouldn’t be here today.”

Claxton said she and her family stopped to get gas at the Rapid Roberts on Sunshine Street just west of Highway 65 at about 8 p.m. Sunday when a man approached their car acting strange.

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