We here at LwC are fans of “good guys with guns” stories. It helps break up the monotony of leftists lying about firearms and the 2nd Amendment. That said, I think this 11-year-old is certainly one of the most entertaining stories in a while…
When he was coming down the stairs, that’s when he told me he was going to kill me, f-you and all that,” Gaither said.
The intruder made it out the front door with a hamper in hand.That’s when Gaither started firing off bullets. As the intruder was about to jump a fence in the front yard, Gaither’s 12th and final shot hit the suspect in the leg.
“I shot through the hamper he was carrying,” Gaither said. “It was a full metal jacket bullet. It went straight through the back of his leg. He started crying like a little baby.”
This is the best part…
“I hope you learn your lesson coming to this house trying to steal stuff,” Gaither said.
Consider yourself warned.
Now I know, I know. I can read the comments section now.
“Hey, that kid shot the intruder while he was running away! He had no right!”
He had every right. While I certainly wouldn’t advise my son to shoot a fleeing intruder over mere “stuff,” this criminal decided to roll the dice the moment he invaded someone else’s property. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Whether it’s the “knockout game” or actually committing a home invasion, the second you assault an unwilling victim, you forfeit your right to personal safety. Are you an intruder who will double back and stab my 75-year-old grandpa (read “80 Year Old Badass Woman Protects Family by Shooting Home Invader” here), or are you just a hungry thief in need of some drug money? I can’t know.
It’s not my job to know. It’s your job not to break the law. The more criminals understand that, the more they fear that, the safer the rest of us are.
“So here we have an unattended 11-year old with access to a firearm… and you think that’s a good thing?!”
Yes. Someone raised and educated with proper firearm safety should have the ability to access said firearm for protection when the need arises. What, you’d prefer a headline that reads “11-Year-Old Dead. Gun Locked in Safe”? I know an 8-year-old who is a world-class target shooter. I know plenty of others who know how to safely/properly respect firearms. It depends on their upbringing and the individual in question. If you’re uncomfortable with this notion, consider the question answered. You have no business handling a firearm.
Wait, why are we getting off in the weeds. This kid is awesome, this story is awesome. We should be unified here, right? Right?
Ah crap, here comes Vox.com with more debunked “facts”…