Article – 15 Year Old Uses Dad’s AR-15 to defend his home from burglars

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Video news report.

 

While this is, of course, no laughing matter I cannot help but giggle at the thought of two criminals stumbling all over themselves to GTFO when Junior opens up with dad’s AR. I would love to hear about how many hits were scored and where they were located. And dad should take Junior over to Bass Pro and buy him his own AR tout suite. Junior has already proven he’s plenty responsible.

Instant justice, man…sometimes it sounds really, really loud.

Link w/ video – Charges unlikely against man who shot robbers

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Ah. its stories like these, with accompanying video (very much worth watching), that warms my heart and makes me smile. There is nothing more rewarding than watching a senior citizen justifiably getting all “Gran Torino” on a couple kids who think civilization doesn’t apply to them.

“Based on what I have seen and what I know at this time, I don’t anticipate filing any charges,” said Bill Gladson of the State Attorney’s Office for 5th Judicial Circuit.

Gladson said he has reviewed the security surveillance video from the cafe. While he still awaits final reports from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, he said the shooting appeared justified.

Samuel Williams, 71, who fired the shots, has a concealed weapons permit, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Under Florida law, a person is allowed to use deadly force if he or she fears death or serious injury to themselves or others. As long as the person isn’t committing a crime and is in a place where he or she has a right to be, they are considered to be acting within the law.

It’s always been a dangerous world out there, and it’s even more dangerous today. Why wouldn’t you take precautions?

Pertinence towards preparedness? This guy was ready, bided his time ’till the bad guy’s back was turned, and once he started the bullet-party he didn’t stop. Two-hand stance needs work, but got the job done. He was prepared and he was thinking….two main ingredients to a successful outcome of any endeavour.

ETA: Read this for the robbers point-of-view.

Though Henderson said he doesn’t blame Williams for shooting, he takes exception with Williams shooting at him while he was down.

“I was down, and I’m not going to continue to shoot you,” he said.

I love how the one kid says that they weren’t going to hurt anyone because their gun was empty and rusty. Like it was just good clean fun. They’re lucky the old man was only carrying a.380 and not as accurate as he could have been.

Article – Phoenix boy, 14, shoots armed intruder while watching three younger siblings

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A 14-year-old Phoenix boy shot an intruder who broke into his home while brandishing a gun as the teenager watched his three younger siblings, police said.

The teen and his brothers and sisters were at home alone at their residence at 55th Avenue and Baseline when a woman rang the doorbell Friday. The teen didn’t open the door because he didn’t recognize her, Police Officer James Holmes said Saturday.

Soon after, the teen heard a bang on the door, rushed his siblings upstairs and got a handgun from his parent’s bedroom. When he got to the top of the stairs, he saw a man breaking through the front door and point a gun at him.

The boy shot the 37-year-old man, who is in critical condition but expected to survive and be booked into jail.

 

This apparently seems to be the way these things go…someone knocks on the door politely, and when no one answers the assumption is made that the home is empty and forcible entry is made. I always answer my dooor…not because I’m worried about this scenario happening, but because I’m an extremely inquisitive individual – I have to know weverything. But, sometimes, the wife prefers her solitude on her days off and won’t answer her phone or the door. It’s less likely to be a problem now since Nuke will just bark at the door and hopefully that will deter whomever from wanting further entry. Of course, should someone decide to spin the wheel and take their chances with kicking in the door…. well, we’ve kinda been down that path before. (Comedic followup.)

Here in Montana, the majority of crimes are non-confrontational ones. People get stuff stolen outta their cars, have their houses burgled, etc, etc. But the incidents of confrontational crime…the kind where you’re face to face with a bad guy…..are pretty rare. I like to think it’s because no one is goig to try and stick someone up at gun/kinfe point and take the chance that the potential victim has a howitzer in their back pocket.

Anyway, if this story actually is as simple and straightforward as it appears (meaning these weren’t people looking for dads stash of drugs and cash he keps hidden in the bedroom) then I peg it as a heart-warming story of ‘instant justice’, individual fortitude, and excellent critical responses by the lad at the center of it all.