Saturday, January 16, 2010

11-year-old Defends Himself and His Mother

This is much better than the earlier report stated. Injured 11-year-old shoots home invaders I guess the reporter of the earlier story couldn't believe it was a kid with a gun. (It had said the "homeowner" had the gun.)
An 11-year-old boy shot a man who broke into his home north of the city early Friday.

Three men burst into the house near the intersection of Minnesota Road and 8 Mile Line just before 12:30 a.m., Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputies said.
The kid and his mother were barricaded in a bedroom. The thugs shot through the door, injuring the kid. He shot back with his .22 rifle hitting one of the thugs in the neck.

Police have the wounded thug in custody in a hospital. Two other guys, who the cops believe are the other 2 home invaders, are in custody as well.

So, tell me again how guns have to be locked up and kept away from kids for their safety. Or is that for the safety of robbers? My original story - with the errors from that paper - can be found at this link.

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