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14-yr Old Boy Shoots Home Invader - Saves Siblings...

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by wileyC, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. Jun 23, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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    wileyC

    wileyC [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Jun 23, 2012 at 8:45 PM
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    taco2010trd

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    Wait till they charge him and his parents for having the gun stored improperly....
     
  3. Jun 23, 2012 at 8:48 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    that's awesome.

    old widow in my community got woken up one night by two guys robbing her a few years ago. grabbed her shotgun and killed one dude, winged the other while he was running down the path. our sheriff practically gave her a medal haha.
     
  4. Jun 23, 2012 at 8:51 PM
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    Watari06V6

    Watari06V6 Faster than a speeding ticket

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    kudos to this kid. now he needs to spank his parents for leaving them home alone.
     
  5. Jun 23, 2012 at 8:51 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Wont happen out here. The kid did good!
     
  6. Jun 23, 2012 at 8:54 PM
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    Well, the kid having easy access to a firearm isn't usually a good thing, but it seems he had the good sense to only get it for a real reason. Glad he shot the loser and himself and his siblings are OK.
     
  7. Jun 23, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    I hope not....would suck if it did.
     
  8. Jun 23, 2012 at 9:23 PM
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    if parents properly train them around guns/safety it should be so much as concern - and of course in a situation like this, the training and accessibility prevented something horribly worse..
     
  9. Jun 23, 2012 at 9:28 PM
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    Bennett707

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    Trigo

    Trigo Because fuck you that's why...

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    only in 'merica :oldglory:
     
  11. Jun 23, 2012 at 9:30 PM
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    I would donate to his/their legal defense fund if they did.
     
  12. Jun 24, 2012 at 12:07 AM
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    I simply don't understand the mentality of locking firearms away from children. We don't do the same with other dangerous objects (knifes, vehicles, power tools, garden tools, etc).

    I grew up with firearms all around me. My father had a loaded 9mm Luger in the drawer beside his bed. All of the kids in the house knew that. My grandmother had a loaded shotgun on the wall in the kitchen of her farmhouse and another in her bedroom. The older kids visiting during family gatherings (Christmas, etc) knew that, while the younger kids couldn't reach them.

    At age 10-11 (don't remember exactly), I had a unloaded .22 rifle in the closet shared with my 6-year old brother, with the bullets in my drawer a few feet away. My cousin, one-year older than me, had a loaded shotgun and several unloaded rifles in his closet. Going out to shoot rodents, hunt small game, or just shoot targets was fairly routine during each visit.

    As far as I know, none of us thought that was at all unusual or threatening. Those firearms were just part of our everyday world, like the television, cars, going to school, and so on. And, like that television, car, and similar, none of the kids perceived those firearms as toys. They belonged to someone else (parents, etc), not to even be touched without permission. In other words, we weren't necessarily taught to respect firearms (that came later). We were taught to respect the property of others.
     
  13. Jun 24, 2012 at 12:23 AM
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    I'd buy the kid a AR with a suppressed short barrel.
     
  14. Jun 24, 2012 at 12:36 AM
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    If kids are properly trained to handle and respect a firearm it is not a concern having an accessible firearm. I know my wife and kids have the ability to protect themselves if the need arises.
     
  15. Jun 24, 2012 at 6:55 AM
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    Props to this kid, but I fear when the lawyers get a hold of the parents as said above. Alternative is that him and his siblings are all dead or otherwise messed up. So in my book he done good!
     
  16. Jun 24, 2012 at 7:55 AM
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    chris4x4

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    In AZ the only thing thats gonna happen, is the kid is gonna get Kodos. Hell......The first guy with a CCW permit that shot an attacker out here, was made a celebrity.
     
  17. Jun 24, 2012 at 9:13 AM
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    Not necessarily. But the parents would be in jail for leaving the gun and ammo in a place the kid could find it and for failing to secure it with a trigger lock and placing it in a locked container. And there'd be a huge fight over whether the kid should be tried as an adult or not.

    Only state where the criminals have more rights than the victims.
     
  18. Jun 24, 2012 at 11:17 AM
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    I guess the kid was supposed to dial 911 and wait:rolleyes:
     
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    steve o 77

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    Kid's got some balls, glad it turned out the way it did.
     
  20. Jun 24, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    I agree with this. I also grew up with lots of guns in the house and knew when to touch them and when not.
    This boy did good!
     
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