Saturday, July 18, 2009

How Old Do You Have to Be to Defend Yourself?

A 10-year-old shoots an intruder. Child shoots intruder during home break-in
Deputies say Dean Favron and Roderick Porter knocked several times on the apartment door. The two young children, a ten-year-old boy and eight-year-old girl, stood on the other side, terrified. "He told his sister to be quiet and seconds later, they started kicking on the door and finally kicked the door in," said Sheriff Mike Cazes. The two children ran to their mother's bedroom closet.

In a panic, the ten-year-old grabbed his mother's gun for protection. "He did what I told him to do. I never told him to get the gun, but thank God he did," she said. Once the two suspects opened the door, threatening the kids, deputies say the boy fired a bullet into the lip of Roderick Porter. The two men were taken to the hospital by a third suspect, who is a 15-year-old juvenile. Once they got to the hospital, they were later arrested.
As one commenter on the article mentioned, kids were using guns throughout most of our history to bring home food. It would have been nice if he had some training to go with that can-do attitude.

3 bad guys in in jail. 2 kids are safe at home, and 1 of them knows he can defend himself. I love a story with a happy ending. [via KABA]

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