Widow: Gun Control Killed My Husband

July 8, 2013

Nikki Goeser had a life most people only dream about. She was married to a great guy named Ben, and they were deeply and genuinely in love. Attractive, intelligent, and determined, Nikki graduated from university with a degree in psychology, she worked at a local college by day, and, at night, Nikki and Ben ran a professional Karaoke company that provided entertainment for several of Nashville’s clubs and bars. Then, in one terrible moment on April 2, 2009, her life was changed forever.

Nikki first began to legally carry a gun after the kidnapping and murder of two University of Tennessee students in 2007, but, on that rainy April night two years later, she was forced to lock her gun in the glove compartment of her car due to the Tennessee law that forbade citizens with a carry permit from bringing their weapon into a restaurant or bar. Nikki was forced to watch in horror as a man who had been stalking her pumped six bullets from a .45 caliber pistol into Ben Goeser, ending his life and shattering Nikki’s existence.

Since that terrible day, Nikki has worked tirelessly to eliminate the dangerous no carry zones that protect no one and make it easier for criminals to victimize law abiding citizens. After a prolonged political battle, she was finally successful is getting the law changed in Tennessee, but the victory came with potentially fatal flaw. Restaurant and bar owners have the option of posting a sign making their premises a no carry zone; a move Nikki considers an open, public announcement to criminals that they have free reign to rob and pillage an establishment full of unarmed citizens.

As she did her best to rebuild her life, Nikki found the motivation she needed to face each new day by writing a brave and unforgettable book about her marriage, the murder of her husband and her struggle to honor his memory by campaigning against Tennessee’s ill-conceived gun laws. ‘Denied A Chance” is the heart breaking and inspiring true story of Nikki Goeser’s tragic loss and her remarkable triumph over powerful political figures who seem determined to shred the Constitution and deny us all our god given rights to defend our loved one’s from harm.

We would like to welcome Nikki Goeser to The Inquisitr and we will begin the interview with questions from my esteemed colleague, Melissa Stusinski.

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