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originally posted by: Meldionne1
Moral of the story : don't break into houses and you won't get shot.
originally posted by: vonclod
So where did the other 11 shots go?..sounds like luck was on this kid's side he didn't kill a neighbor.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
originally posted by: CraftBuilder
1) Shoots person while walking away from property
2) Says suspect "cried like a little baby" after being shot
There's some good future American cop material right there.
originally posted by: crazyewok
See ATS is haveing a gun infused circle jerk.
The kid shot the guy RUNNING away.
I dont think the kid should be punished.
And i am all for home DEFENCE.
But think its said to see members frothing at the mouth in ecstasy and joy over this
originally posted by: Bone75
The parents should be arrested for leaving an 11 year old at home alone.
They would've been charged with child endangerment here in MS.
originally posted by: introvert
originally posted by: MysticPearl
I don't mind shooting an intruder.
I do mind a nine year old having access to a handgun and ammunition. This kid appears to have his head on straight but that's a bad situation waiting to happen.
And I say that someone who's been shooting since I was about five, guns regularly in my household growing up. But my father always locked the guns away in safes and kept the ammo hidden in a separate place.
Excellent point. Regardless of how this particular event went-down, the 11 year old kid should not have had access to those firearms without supervision.
originally posted by: windword
a reply to: AmericanRealist
Isn't it against the law to shoot someone who is (unarmed and) fleeing? If he was an adult, this kid would probably be arrested for aggravated assault, or something.
Lucky thing he didn't kill the guy.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Wonder what the first 3 words in the story have to do with the incident?
"Home school student Chris Gaither, 11, was alone Wednesday morning when he heard a noise. "
Must be a weak MSM attempt at stereotyping and stigmatization.
They never let go.