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    Re: Good Job, Kid!!

    Yet another example of a gun saving lives that only makes the local news. If that same kid would have gone berserk and killed his brother it would be national news.

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    Re: Good Job, Kid!!

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Yet another example of a gun saving lives that only makes the local news. If that same kid would have gone berserk and killed his brother it would be national news.
    I wonder if he will be called a "gun nut" by some

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    Re: Good Job, Kid!!

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I wonder if he will be called a "gun nut" by some
    We all know only nuts own guns, what's your point?

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    Re: Good Job, Kid!!

    Another reason why guns save and why I have being training my younger sister and bought her first handgun (a 92f 9mm).

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    Re: Good Job, Kid!!

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Another reason why guns save and why I have being training my younger sister and bought her first handgun (a 92f 9mm).
    should be ok unless she gets attacked close quarters by Jet Li

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    Re: Good Job, Kid!!

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Yes, this young man is a hero. So I suppose its a good thing that he had ready access to his fathers guns.

    On the other hand....

    14-Year-Old Detroit Boy Shoots Mom While She Sleeps: Reports

    NH 14-year-old shoots self in face in cafeteria - Yahoo! News

    And no, I'm not anti-gun. I do think that trigger locks are important though. Many 14 year olds are not as responsible (or as good a shot) as this one.

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    Depends on the teenager. Sounds to me like mom and dad prepped this kid admirably.

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    Re: Good Job, Kid!!

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Yes, this young man is a hero. So I suppose its a good thing that he had ready access to his fathers guns.

    On the other hand....

    14-Year-Old Detroit Boy Shoots Mom While She Sleeps: Reports

    NH 14-year-old shoots self in face in cafeteria - Yahoo! News

    And no, I'm not anti-gun. I do think that trigger locks are important though. Many 14 year olds are not as responsible (or as good a shot) as this one.

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    Young kids here in SD have legal access to firearms while in their home, and this is not problem.

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    Re: 14-Year-Old Boy Shoots Armed Intruder While Watching Younger Siblings(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Scratch one dumb-assed criminal...thanks to a quick thinking and acting 14 year old.
    It looks like this kid's parents taught him well on how to handle this type of situation.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

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    Re: 14-Year-Old Boy Shoots Armed Intruder While Watching Younger Siblings(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Scratch one dumb-assed criminal...thanks to a quick thinking and acting 14 year old.
    A very happy ending!!!

    OTOH, ha! I can't resist. It's never wise, imo, to tell kids not to acknowledge a knock or doorbell. Many burglars use that technique to find out if anyone's home. You're home? They're on to the next. You're not? They're in the house. I'm suspecting that's exactly what happened here. Lady knocks on door...no one answers...burglars break in.

    By the same token, kids shouldn't answer the door. But calling out, "I'm busy. Come back another time," can't hurt. And might save a break-in. (I drum that into my 85-year-old mom all the time.) If they can't get that down straight then they shouldn't be home alone.
    The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

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