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11-year old Alabama boy shoots home intruder: "He started crying like a little baby"

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posted on May, 1 2016 @ 07:01 PM
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originally posted by: Meldionne1
Moral of the story : don't break into houses and you won't get shot.


Or the other moral of the story, if you're going to break into a house make sure to kill everyone you come across, that way they can't identify or kill you later.




posted on May, 1 2016 @ 08:09 PM
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Its not the good kids I worry about its the bad ones with guns. Go lil home school !



posted on May, 1 2016 @ 10:02 PM
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11 years old left home alone with access to a firearm....the kid was lucky Darwin was on holiday that day....



posted on May, 1 2016 @ 11:35 PM
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The kid done his best. For all he knew the other guy could've been running to a nearby car to get a weapon. I can't blame a child or his judgement on the spot when he has been forced in to a situation by a criminal that threatened him.



posted on May, 2 2016 @ 02:06 AM
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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.

Yeah, they forgot to mention that he killed three neighbors and the family dog in the yard.
Didn't hear Rover 'cry like a baby' either...




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posted on May, 2 2016 @ 03:57 AM
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a reply to: quercusrex

Hi Q, you survived because you and the others were sensible enough.

Sounds like fun. Can't do it here in Aussie.

Kind regards,

Bally.



posted on May, 2 2016 @ 04:06 AM
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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

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posted on May, 2 2016 @ 04:11 AM
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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.




Rich comeing from a president that broke numerous laws running guns to countrys that wwre embargoed.



posted on May, 2 2016 @ 06:56 AM
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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


One thing that is quite worrying is the fact laws concerning the use of firearms in the US permit someone being shot while running away even by a minor. Don't get me wrong the guy got exactly what he deserves and he had every right. The thing that struck me is the fact the rules of engagement some troops worked under in Afghanistan would not permit you to open fire on a fleeing enemy. A coroner's report would class it as unlawful killing and you'd end up done for murder. It's a sobering thought that a child in America has more rights of self defence than someone operating on the front line.



posted on May, 2 2016 @ 07:03 AM
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a reply to: sg1642

A civilian is not held to the same standards as a professionally trained soldier in the most powerful military on Earth, or any military for that matter, conducting warfare in the open. Besides, I have seen plenty of drone strikes on fleeing enemies, so I am not really sure that standard holds anymore anyways.

The child was in fear of his life by the returning criminal who already victimized them once and now threatened to murder the boy. Oh poor junkie criminal, he should not go to prison at all. He should be in a grave contemplating the poor choices he made in life while getting a tan in hell.



posted on May, 2 2016 @ 07:54 AM
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The child was in fear of his life by a criminal who was climbing a fence to get away from him? Right.



posted on May, 2 2016 @ 08:19 AM
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a reply to: damwel

after he threatened to murder the boy the second time breaking into his home? Yea, I absolutely believe a 11 year old child would be in fear of his life from a repeat felon who just threatened to end him after his second trip doing some socialist wealth redistribution. You going to say he was just trying to earn a living too, or stop at trying to apologize for the repeat felon who threatened a child??

What happens when he returns a third time?? Thankfully with the kids decisive action, we will never have to find out.



posted on May, 2 2016 @ 09:00 AM
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a reply to: AmericanRealist

Glad the kid scared the intruder off, but, is it normal to leave an 11 year old home alone? My kids are only 2 & 4, so maybe there's nothing wrong with it and I just don't have the perspective of the parent of an 11 year old yet.



posted on May, 2 2016 @ 09:05 AM
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originally posted by: crazyewok
See ATS is haveing a gun infused circle jerk.


SPLOOOOSH



posted on May, 2 2016 @ 10:52 AM
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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.



I disagree, but I personally do not leave my kids(11-8) home alone longer than a trip around the block to pick up spouse and back.

FYI, Alas no criminal charges for the parents
Home alone legalities

Laws by state - legal ages

You'll be surprised on how many states actually have no laws on minimum age to be left at home.

Its to be left up to the parents. Shock-horror!
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posted on May, 2 2016 @ 11:05 AM
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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.


My youngest is about to be 21, but there has always been a standing rule for my kids. If you feel threatened and need access to one of the firearms in my house, kick in the locked closet door and do what you think you need to. They all know how to shoot, all have their own weapons in my closet, and I hope, they understand the value of a human life. ( I fully believe they do) But they also know their lives and those of their siblings is paramount, and should the need arise to protect that life, they can do whatever is needed to accomplish that. If I have to fix a door, but can still hug my kids after the fact, that's fine.

Don't assume things without the facts.



posted on May, 2 2016 @ 11:06 AM
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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.


It's against the law for a POLICE OFFICER (Tennessee v. Garner) to shoot an unarmed fleeing felon. But depending on the laws in the particular state it's usually ok for a citizen to use deadly force to prevent the consequences of theft.

If he had killed the guy it would have guaranteed 0% recidivism.



posted on May, 2 2016 @ 11:10 AM
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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.




Maybe you're right, but maybe they were explaining why he was home on a Wednesday morning. I try not to be judgey judgey but when I'm running errands and I see school age kids out during school hours that don't seem to be sick I always wonder why they're not in school.
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posted on May, 2 2016 @ 11:13 AM
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a reply to: damwel

In most states it's totally legal to use deadly force to prevent the consequences of theft.

But FYI, if you ever have to use force against someone ALWAYS tell the reporting officers that you were in fear for your life. Just an additional butt-covering tactic.



posted on May, 2 2016 @ 03:39 PM
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a reply to: AmericanRealist

Not to judge..."but Chris's mother says this man has robbed their house before?"...why are they leaving their 11 year old son home alone in a house that has been robbed before?

Also...The thief tried to escape with a "Hamper"...how desperate do you have to be to steal dirty clothes?

Lastly....

Toddler reaches into purse and gun goes off, killing mom
www.usatoday.com...

Gun rights advocate shot in the back by her 4-year-old son
nypost.com...

Child firing Uzi at Ariz. shooting range accidentally kills instructor
www.cnn.com...

At least 265 people were accidentally shot by kids this year
www.washingtonpost.com...

Just saying...


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