Raisin' Kids the RIGHT way!

Raisin' Kids the RIGHT way!

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    12 Year Old Points Gun at Burglars; Group Takes Off (SC)
    Fox21 ^ | July 10, 2006 | Jamie Guirola

    An accused group of thugs-- thwarted by a 12-year old with a gun. It happened in Greenville when police say five masked men stormed into a house and started beating up the child's father.

    FOX Carolina's Jamie Guirola reports, Try and picture it. A 12 year old walks into the living room, sees his mother frantically protecting the baby, and several strangers attacking his father. The 12 year old rushes out of the living room-- but comes back pointing a gun at the five suspects. As of Monday night-- all but one are in jail.

    These are the alleged home invaders without their masks. The youngest barely seventeen, the oldest just 20. George Dickert didn't have time to think about their ages when he tells us they broke into his home and tried to rob his family.

    George Dickert/Victim: "F*$# you! That's what I was thinking."

    Sunday night, George says, one of the suspects in the group followed him into his house after he smoked a cigarette. He tells us the man pulled out a gun, threatening him. When George reached for a different gun in self-defense a fight broke out.

    George: "I work five days a week and my wife works six days a week. We're an honest couple. We do what we have to do to make a living and some idiot decided he wanted what I had."

    When the struggle started, police say, two other men came into the house and started beating on George. That's when George's 12 year old made the move credited with scaring the accused thugs out of the house-- and stopping the burglary-- without even firing the gun.'

    George: "He did what he had to do to protect his family last night. And a 12 year old child should never have to go through that. Even if he does know what to do, he should not have to do that."

    Police later found these four near George's home sweating and breathing heavily. Something George hopes they'll do again if they're convicted and sentenced to the max.

    George: "...And I will press and push and do whatever it takes to make sure every individual in it gets it."

    Police aren't releasing details about the fifth person they're looking for. George says he has five guns in the house. His taught his son how to use each of them.
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    Kudos to the boy for doing what he did in a tough situation

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    Yes! Great kid!

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    Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It comes a time in your life when you run across someone you should have never @#$$% with. Allow me to introduce myself!

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    George says he has five guns in the house. His taught his son how to use each of them.
    Exactly! This Dad is all right in my book!

    My son was raised in a home that always had loaded firearms in it. I taught him how to use them, but above all, to respect them.


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


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    A perfect illustration of why we DON'T need:
    (1) defensive firearms locked in gun safes
    (2) mandatory trigger locks
    (3) fingerprint ID technology that would have prevented the son from firing his father's gun
    (4) keeping children in ignorance and fear about firearms
    (5) making it a crime to have a firearm accessible to your child
    (6) restricting the number of firearms a person may own
    (7) to think that calling 911 is our only emergency response

    A perfect illustration of why we DO need:
    (1) to educate all family members in the use & responsibilitiy of handling a firearm
    (2) to make sure all family members respect a firearm but are not afraid of it
    (3) to teach all family members tactics & emergency drills

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    Great outcome. Greater father. Greatest kid.

    Liberty Gal really nailed this one. The Brady Bunch isn't listening, but they should be.

    My dad taught me how to load and fire his 12-gauge when I was very young (I don't remember just how young). All four of mine know where my weapons are, and how to use them. They also know not to play with them.

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    LibertyGal FTW.

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    Can you please post a link of the article with these types of posts? I'd like to read the source as well.

    I'd be Greatful.

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    This is the way it should be. Everone, and I mean that in the law abiding sense, should know how to use and handle weapons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 97Octane
    Can you please post a link of the article with these types of posts? I'd like to read the source as well.

    I'd be Greatful.

    http://www.fox21.com/Global/story.as...3&nav=2KPp2Qjt

    Oh ye of little faith....
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    Quote Originally Posted by LibertyGal
    A perfect illustration of why we DON'T need:
    (1) defensive firearms locked in gun safes
    Just joined and wanted to comment on this post.

    I can agree that there should not be a law requiring anyone from having to store their guns in a gun safe, but common sense to me dictates it is most definitely a safe thing to do.

    The story could have easily read differently:

    "A family returning home was murdered by a burglar who found one of five guns stored in the home."

    PS-This is a great forum :)

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    Good job teach them young
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    When a story come out with the BG in jail and the victum(s) okay... it's a good story! Buy that 12 yr old a Lifes NRA membership!

    +1 LibertyGal, I agree with you!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier
    12 Year Old Points Gun at Burglars ... George says he has five guns in the house. His taught his son how to use each of them.
    12yrs old isn't 5. He's perfectly able to understand and execute, at 12yrs. Good for him! Kudos to the parents for teaching their children safe and sane knowledge and handling of firearms. If only it were like that everywhere.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
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    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
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