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    Wow, good for him. Too bad he has to deal with the aftermath of a defensive shooting.
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    I'm sure the namby pamby do gooders will want the parents arrested and children removed from the home. After all the children were home alone, without adult supervision, and a loaded weapon was accessible.

    Good job by the 14 year old protecting himself and siblings.
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    The kid took action to defend himself and siblings...great job!
    Hopefully, he will be able to survive emotionally, but something tells me that he will be just fine.
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    someone taught him well
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    Quote Originally Posted by From the article
    The boy was home with his three siblings, ranging in age from 8 to 12, when he saw a woman they did not recognize ... pounding on the door ...

    The boy went upstairs and got a handgun, police said. A man with a rifle had forced his way into the home. He aimed the gun at the boy, and the boy shot him, police said.

    The boy and his three siblings left the house and went to a neighbor's house, where the boy called police and his father, Holmes said.
    If that's the way it occurred, then it's kudos to the kid for keeping his head and acting absolutely correctly. See a threat building, take steps to be prepared in case it blows sideways; and if it does, take steps to survive it. In the aftermath, he then took steps to get the other kids to safety and called in the cavalry. Well done.
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    Good job! I'd say that kid is 14 going on 30. I'm only sorry he has to live with the emotional baggage that is likely to follow. Still, he chose and exceuted the best defensive plan of action given his circumstances, and he and the others are safe because of it
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    So let me get this straight, BG points gun at kid, Kid beats the drop and fires a shot. Didnt anyone tell the kid, you cant beat the drop. To just comply with the BG.....Good for him...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryball View Post
    So let me get this straight, BG points gun at kid, Kid beats the drop and fires a shot. Didnt anyone tell the kid, you cant beat the drop. To just comply with the BG...
    You're right. Probably any number of lib flicks and "news" told him exactly that.

    Hard to know for sure without any details, of course. But imagine already having been armed with a weapon in hand, and then coming downstairs sensing someone had entered the home. At the moment it was clear the other was armed (and possibly aiming), it wouldn't be a stretch to be able to aim and fire at the intruder, even for an older kid. At 14yrs of age, he's a bit early for that "invincibility" hormone to have kicked in, but he's right in the sweet spot of having twice the reaction speed and vision as any adult. Moral of the story: Milk ... it does a body good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    I'm sure the namby pamby do gooders will want the parents arrested and children removed from the home. After all the children were home alone, without adult supervision, and a loaded weapon was accessible
    The kids weren't alone. The 14 year old was baby sitting. I was baby sitting at that age, though I have to admit I wouldn't have been as fast thinking as this young man. With him around...there was ample supervision....and protection for the younger kids. He did a great job, just a shame that at his young age he had to. I don't think this will be the last time we see this kind of situation, sadly enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    You're right. Probably any number of lib flicks and "news" told him exactly that.

    Hard to know for sure without any details, of course. But imagine already having been armed with a weapon in hand, and then coming downstairs sensing someone had entered the home. At the moment it was clear the other was armed (and possibly aiming), it wouldn't be a stretch to be able to aim and fire at the intruder, even for an older kid. At 14yrs of age, he's a bit early for that "invincibility" hormone to have kicked in, but he's right in the sweet spot of having twice the reaction speed and vision as any adult. Moral of the story: Milk ... it does a body good.
    I should have put in my original post that I was being sarcastic. My statement revolves around another thread. From the report, the boy beat the drop. I think its good he fought rather than comply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryball View Post
    I should have put in my original post that I was being sarcastic.
    Oh, it was clearly sarcastic. I liked it. So was my reply, with the "lib flicks/news" dig. Ah, well.
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    What's this kid's number? I may need to hire a babysitter. "Ok, have the kids in bed by 9, here's the combo to my safe, we'll be back at 11."
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    Fortunately the kid lives in Arizona where "Self Defense" is acceptable.
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    Good job kid also the article said the BG was critical not dead that's much easier to live with.
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