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#1 MLArthur

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 05:53 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - When three teenage burglars pried open the door of a northwest Albuquerque home they had no idea they would be met by a brave little girl, police said Wednesday.

Alyssa Gutierrez, 11, took matters into her own hands Tuesday when police said when Miguel Marquez, Eduardo Zubiate and Jesus Quintana broke into her home.

Gutierrez armed herself with a loaded rifle.

http://www.wishtv.co...b10-jgr_3543119

I am definitely not saying all 11 year olds have access to guns in the home and many probably shouldn't, but if they are as mature and clear headed as this one, then it is up to the parents....and this time it may have saved the 11 year old from harm, rape or death because she had access to a gun in the home.
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Posted 18 December 2010 - 07:17 AM

Animals! I wish she had shot one of them.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 08:01 AM

I'm a firm believer of teaching about guns and gun safety to kids at an early age. All of my kids know how to handle pistols as well as long guns.
I just pray no kid ever has to use one in self defense though it would better in most of those scenarios to use it.
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Posted 18 December 2010 - 08:21 AM

Its a personal decision to be made by the family based on the maturity of their children.

Gun safety should be given in school to children of consenting adults

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 08:28 AM

Its a personal decision to be made by the family based on the maturity of their children.


I certainly agree with you, but we all know that there are certain people that represent the "NannyState" that want to make the decisions for the parents/family.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 09:38 AM

For every situation like this how many kids are killed or maimed like this one?

http://www.cadillacn...&issue=20101207

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 09:41 AM

Ah, I wondered when the creepy stalker would arrive.

For every kid under the age of 14 properly trained with a gun and only trusted if they were mature enough I bet none. However, if you want to talk about how many kids not properly trained and taught about gun safety and such, then start your own thread.
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Posted 18 December 2010 - 09:47 AM

Had the child not been armed, what would the burglars haev done to her is anyone's guess.
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Posted 18 December 2010 - 09:50 AM

You can tell kids not to play with matches too. But that won't keep them from burning the house down. Kids are kids and they don't listen very well.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 09:56 AM

For every situation like this how many kids are killed or maimed like this one?

http://www.cadillacn...&issue=20101207


A 15 year old boy reportedly used his father's gun to defend himself and his younger sister from a pair of intruders.

Police say that a 15 year old boy, who is the son of a Harris County, TX Sheriff's Deputy, was at home with his 12 year old sister at about 2:45pm when a pair of criminals attempted to break in through the home's front door. After failing to gain entry through the front door, one of the home invaders reportedly broke open a window and attempted to enter, at which point the 15 year old boy grabbed and fired his father's rifle, causing the intruders to flee. A potential suspect, who was suffering from a gunshot wound, was reportedly found at a local hospital, and police are investigating.

http://www.examiner....2-home-invaders

Three men are being held for a Palmview home invasion where an 11-year-old boy was shot defending his mother....

.... The masked man kept telling her to open the door and she would not open the door.

The woman told deputies that the home invaders shot through the door and hit her son on the left hip area.

Her son had a 22 cal. Rifle and shot back at the alleged robbers.

The woman waited, opened the door, saw that the suspects were gone and called 911.

http://www.valleycen....aspx?id=402271

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - An intruder who was shot and killed by a 14-year-old boy had spent much of his adult life behind bars and had a history of robberies and another home invasion.

James M. Slaughter, 57, was killed Oct. 9 after trying to break into a room where he had left the teenager and his mother tied up. Police said the two had escaped their bonds and the teen used his father's gun to kill the intruder.

http://www.katu.com/news/4409906.html

Ten year old saves 8 year old sister and himself by shooting the intruders with guns video.
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Posted 18 December 2010 - 10:06 AM

The situation sounded pretty dire. An eleven-year-old girl. Three hoodlum thug intruders. A pink bolt-action rifle. Two bullets. If the mom is really concerned about the safety of her daughter then she should invest in a good semi-automatic and a couple of high capacity magazines.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 10:57 AM

Its a personal decision to be made by the family based on the maturity of their children.

Gun safety should be given in school to children of consenting adults


So agreed. We had rifle courses in my HS back in the day. It was like the Glee Club!!
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Posted 18 December 2010 - 10:59 AM

Guns and kids are a tough combo. I've taken the train him and let him shoot to get rid of curiosity approach. It's been very effective! He doesn't have access to the guns- but that is more for worry his buddies who don't have gun training may influence him if we're not home.
As with all dangerous household tools, with proper training and preparation you can own guns quite safely.
Kids can maim and kill themselves with band saws and other power tools, too. But not a lot people keep them locked in safes.....

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 11:09 AM

The situation sounded pretty dire. An eleven-year-old girl. Three hoodlum thug intruders. A pink bolt-action rifle. Two bullets. If the mom is really concerned about the safety of her daughter then she should invest in a good semi-automatic and a couple of high capacity magazines.


If the mom is really concerned about her 11 year old daughter, perhaps she shouldn't leave her at home alone.
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Posted 18 December 2010 - 11:09 AM

Guns and kids are a tough combo. I've taken the train him and let him shoot to get rid of curiosity approach. It's been very effective! He doesn't have access to the guns- but that is more for worry his buddies who don't have gun training may influence him if we're not home.
As with all dangerous household tools, with proper training and preparation you can own guns quite safely.
Kids can maim and kill themselves with band saws and other power tools, too. But not a lot people keep them locked in safes.....


Yup, you got it!!!
And yes, I had my kids learning power tools, hand tools, etc esp as they were girls and I refused to let them not know how to..........
Had them out on jobs I was doing, esp new tract housing so they could see from the ground up, least have the skeleton in their minds......

Now, I shoulda taught them ladders as my middle one is still dealing with a broken arm from a accident a few years back.
I said it wrong, dealing with a newly found wasp nest while on a ladder.
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Posted 18 December 2010 - 12:19 PM

If the mom is really concerned about her 11 year old daughter, perhaps she shouldn't leave her at home alone.


Story said she went out for a quick errand which is fine leaving an 11 year old at home for in this country. Or did you miss that?
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