I thought that every time there's a shooting, Liberals are supposed to go on TV and demand that we get rid of guns. For some strange reason that isn't happening in this case. And for anyone who didn't catch the end of the video, this is the first time I've heard it mentioned that this intruder was arrested a year ago for abducting a 17-year-old girl with "diminished mental capacity".
That's Right!!! All of you that think we should not be able to protect ourselves or are family's you go tell this girl that you would rather have her hurt then home with family!!!!!
This is why we should have the right to carry and shoot a fire arm! If you don't want to be shot, then don't do something to get shot!
For many years now as a former Hunter Safety Instructor I have been advocating for mandatory Firearms Safety classes in our schools. Starting in Grammer School where children are taught not to play with guns and to run if one of their friends has Daddys gun.
Then in Middle School (Junior High School) they advance to safe handling; how to check that a firearm is empty, and to unload it if it isn't; not to point it at anything alive; and dozens more safety measures.
Finally in High School they are taught how to load, unload, and handle a loaded firearm, how to clean and care for a firearm, then finally after sufficiant firearm safety has been taught, take the students to a range and teach them how to shoot one.
I can guarentee there are thousands of qualified Hunter Safety Instructors who would volunteer their time to teach all of the above without pay.
This young lady and her mom are most definately conservatives; if not now they soon will be when they realize that Obummer and Clinton are trying to take away our firearms. imagine what would have happened to this young girl if there was no firearm in the house that she could defend herself with; almost as important as our 2nd Amendment giving this young lady the chance to defend herself, is the sheer courage it took for her to actually use the handgun in self defense; many adults would have frozen or hesitated too long before using the firearm.
If Obummer and Clinton had their way, this little girl woud be a victim!
I just hope the anti gun liberal blowhards don't go after the girl and the mother for some violation of a law. Going after the victim who shoots in self defense is political correctness, because that is a crime nowadays.
Some states have laws against parents allowing a child to have access to a firearm. In some states firearms have to be unloaded with the ammunition stored in a different location. What if the "gun control" people had been successful in preventing this child from defending herself? When seconds count, the police are minutes away.
Give this girl a medal. Bravo! Too bad the perp lived. Why wasn't his name and photo included in this report?
MSM will not inform American public about that - it goes against their antigun stance
Number one fear of all criminals (from studies in prisons): an armed victim.
Good for this girl and her family! Great story to what could have been an awful missing persons or worse. I have to say for the girls sake, I am glad to hear there was a door between the girl and the intruder. (Hopefully not being able to see ALL the graphic stuff will help her recovery more than having to deal with a visuals too~ small blessing in disguise, if I have the story right that is)
Glad the government hasn't taken all the guns away yet.
Good for this girl and her family for teaching her how to shoot. Hope she realizes how lucky she is to have saved her life.
what a great feel good story. The fact that this suspect had kidnapped a girl in the past is heart stopping. This girl is amazing and I hope she gets through this ordeal and understands what she did was not only to save her life but possibly other young girls. RS thank you for posting this. This is a real PRO GUN rights story.
YES!!! What a brave girl. I'm so glad her mother keeps a gun and that the girl knows where it's kept and how to use it. If more attacks on children ended like this, there would be fewer people trying to attack children.
My only concern is that someone look after the girl's mental wellbeing. Shooting someone at any age can't be easy, doing at the age of 12, has to be difficult. She made the right choice.
I bet that Jones really has a "diminished mental capacity" now that he's been shot for his actions. He will probably think twice next time he thinks about going after some kid.
Good for her. I'm sure it was a traumatic experience, but she handled herself better than a lot of adults would have. I'm also glad the family had a weapon and the girl knew how to use it. Kudos to the family for that!!!
Too bad he lived. Air-lifted? How about a 15 mph ride down a "bumpy" road to the hospital. Maybe the deputy gets lost and arrives the next morning at the hospital with a dead man. No tears here ! The creep deserves no better.
I don't envy the lady 9-1-1 operator. She stayed so collected and calm when the girl was saying help me- enough to tug at any woman's heart!
Brave girl, smart Mom. Called her Mom, Mom gave her excellent instructions and the girl followed them. Now I have been putting off purchasing a weapon for self defense. Not anymore.
If you need help, I'm sure lots of us here would be glad to offer all you need.
LOL Starting with Mike the Marine.
I recently bought a Springfield XDs 45ACP. Good caliber, simple to operate, light and packable. It only holds five plus one rounds, but they have an extended mag that makes the grip longer, and gives two more rounds. You can also get a 9mm that is fairly small and holds more rounds. (glock 19)
What a world we live in that 12 year olds have to be exposed to these criminals. This is a great story and hope it gets around because maybe it will have intruders thinking twice and decide home invasion is not in their best interest. Hope they put him in jail and he stays there a very, very long time.
That is the problem. People like these fools get probation, house arrest, their sentence cut in half, mistrials, reduced charges. Before it's done and over with the county is paying the criminal for wasting their time and another kid comes up missing. It's insane. If there was stricter laws, this crap wouldn't happen.
Not just stricter laws but better judges who apply them. Too many times the judge let the perpetrator off with a light sentence. This shouldn't happen.
Chuckie Schumer would have a trigger lock on that gun. Good for her and good for her mother teaching her how to handle a gun.
Here she is as a toddler :D
Just watch. Holder will be swooping down on Oklahoma soon to arrest this 12 year old for not having a license to carry. I'm glad her parents have taught her how to handle a gun and how to protect herself.
Childhood injuries from guns come more from them not knowing how to handle and respect guns than from the fact that they are in the house. Just like parents, the children need to learn gun safety early and when they do, guns are safe.
It's the liberals who know nothing about guns who cry the loudest against them.
Exactly. And they say that's safer for children. I say what's safer for children is learning how to deal with guns. I'll bet that if this girl had not been properly trained, she would not have been able to fire the weapon.
You also bring up an excellent point why I would never move to California. I live in Illinois and it's bad enough here. Texas sounds sooo much better.
I never would have thought that Texas was worse than any other state. I guess that tells us clearly what people's "perspective" on Texas is, verses what might actually be the case. In Oregon, you can open carry, but have to get a permit to conceal carry. Yet, if you have a hunting or fishing license, during season you can conceal carry without a permit. Strange, if you ask me. Then I did find out that there is a database on all who have licenses to conceal carry that is accessible from a cops car, and it is illegal to have the card if it has expired. I had a cop ask me three times if I had my concealed carry card. I said "no" three times. He then told me about this law. I let my CC permit expire, because it costs $200 every two years to keep it. Nice eh?
My opinion is that they make so many laws, that nobody could know them all, or even obey them all. In so doing, they create a situation where they can literally bust people for "something" every time they stop someone.
It is called a police state, and we are living in one. Do you think that this guy even knows your rights? How many times does he violate their rights? Third video down.
Edit: I just wanted to add that it had been ten years since the permit had expired. I was still in the database as "ever" having a CC permit. This is all linked to my DMV records, because he knew it before he came up to my car.
For a long time, Texas did not have carry permits. Folks could not carry a handgun on or about their person other than in their home or their place of business. There was an exception for "traveling." The restrictions were for handguns. There was no law against carrying a rifle or a shotgun. Most states allow open carrying of a sidearm. Texas does not. We can only carry when we have a license. And the weapon must remain concealed. Texas does have a law against allowing a child to have access to a firearm. However, there is an exception for when the child accesses a firearm to defend people or property. So, in Texas at least, the parents of this child would not be charged with the crime of permitting this child to defend herself with a firearm. A more sensible approach would be to have an exception for children who have successfully completed a course in the safe handling of a firearm.
Well, I must qualify here. When I say I think California is worse than Illinois, I mean overall. Illinois is the only state in the nation with no conceal-carry or license-to-carry laws. We have to have a FOID card (Firearm Owners ID) and Chicago bans guns while having the worst crime rate in the nation. Outside of Chicago, the rest of the state is actually far more Conservative and there is an outside chance that we can turn this election for Romney (just my wet dream, perhaps). It's our Democrat-controlled legislature that hurts us overall.
If I were to rate the states, California, New York and Illinois would be in the bottom three.
I would love to visit Texas, just to see the countryside and meet some of the lifer residents in the rural communities. I am an Oregon boy who likes my mountains, but I guess that they do have some in Texas.
Oregon is actually pretty good on gun laws. You can modify anything that isn't disallowed by the feds, no gun lock requirements, etc. Guns run pretty deep into the culture, or at least in the lesser populated areas, which is most of the state. (geographically)
I always here Chicago laws mentioned as being draconian, but you say that the state is better than California. That is good to hear, at least.
Even worse are the liberals who know everything about guns and precisely why the Republic depends upon the Second Amendment, who cry for regulation.