Can you say "dysfunctional family?" My goodness, violence, stolen cars,
etc. Someone needs to have a re-do on life skills and how to be a responsible
person. I would have called PD immediately when the aunt became violent.
She's lucky is wasn't a gun designed to kill humans and there's
be a funeral in a few days.
this teenage girl did the right thing....a BB Gun made a believer out of this
visiting menus. Smart girl for knowing how to deal with her attacker in
the right way.
Obamaites, had this 14 yr old not had a gun, she might not have a mother
I am one who always hopes that the solution is never more violence. That much
said, I am also one who believes that we have a right to defend ourselves /
family. Those who wish to eliminate guns can only succeed as far as
removing them from the benign half of society. The criminal element will retain
theirs. Already people in many cities are being told when calling for police
assistance that they just don't have the man-power to respond and yet,
defenseless citizens are often being made out to be the criminal when they had
no choice but to use lethal force to protect themselves.Again, we
should try to avoid bloodshed, but sometimes it comes to that.
@TRUTHSalt Lake City, UT"Obamaites, had this 14 yr old not
had a gun, she might not have a mother tonight!"I'm not
sure what an "Obamaite" is, but this was a BB gun; not a firearm. BB
guns are unregulated and no one has even proposed any restrictions on them. Had
it been a real gun, there would have been at least one person dead or wounded
and three lives would have been changed forever, and not for the better. Take it
from this ex-soldier: when you shoot someone, it changes you and your life, and
you don't just "get over it." Further, if it had been a real gun,
the mother would have likely had to face charges for leaving a loaded gun in
easy reach of a child. @ulvegaard: "The criminal element will
retain theirs." The aunt wasn't armed and didn't have a gun.
Your comment has nothing to do with the story here. More guns here would have
only made a bad situation worse.
You know the irony of a state like Utah being filled with the righteous who
advocate shooting and killing someone else every time they feel threatened or
even attacked physically is beyond belief. I wonder if in
Christ's day all the righteous packed swords to the sermon on the mount?
TRUTHSince her mom and aunt were entangled, if she had a REAL gun,
she might have accidentally killed her mother aiming for her aunt. A human hand
will stop a BB, it won't stop a bullet. To the dismay of gun
rights activists, you just proved you don't need a real firearm in the
house to protect yourself, you just need a BB gun.
"BB guns are unregulated and no one has even proposed any restrictions on
them."Not on the federal level (yet) but in several states and
large cities they are. On the federal level the Consumer Products Safety
Commission has sued BB gun manufacturers and proposed regulations that would
essentially treat BB guns as firearms.
pragmatistferlife:I don't know about packing swords -- the
Romans probably enforced an effective "sword control" during that time
in order to keep the people from rebelling -- but at the time Jewish law allowed
for deadly force in defense of home and family.Furthermore, that
pacifist Jesus not once but twice made a weapon and used physical force to expel
persons from the temple. I don't think He would be too upset at this young
girl actions; her aunt would surely be called to repentance, however.
Re: "Further, if it had been a real gun, the mother would have likely had to
face charges . . . .""Yeah, and, it'll be interesting
to see if liberal "educators" will expel this young heroine from school
in the fall for responding to her friends' questions about her actions.It's sad that liberals have built a political infrastructure that
so controls all facets of our society, that we punish, rather than congratulate
and laud the actions of this child, who clearly has more courage and sense than
the adults in her life.
My congratulations to the girl and I'm really glad she didn't shoot
her eye out in the process.
When seconds count the police are only minutes (or hours) away!
Who knew a toy gun could provide personal defense. If only Zimmerman had had an
air soft pistol, Trayvon would still be alive today.
Re: "If only Zimmerman had had an air soft pistol, Trayvon would still be
alive today."True. But, unfortunately, Mr. Zimmerman would be
Yes, Trayvon might be alive today, but he would have killed or seriously damaged
Zimmerman for life--pounding Zimmerman's head on the pavement.
@TRUTH:And if the aunt had a gun then the girl definitely wouldn't
have a mother tonight.
And if the aunt had a gun then the girl definitely wouldn't have a mother
tonight? Ernest T??? how do you know she didn't have a gun?