Originally posted on The Daley Gator:
…..If you, and your fellow gun control zealots had your way, how would this story have turned out?
PHOENIX (AP) — A 14-year-old boy shot and nearly killed an intruder who broke into his Phoenix home and pulled a gun on him while he was watching his three younger siblings, police said Saturday.
The teen and his siblings, ages 8, 10 and 12, were at home alone when a woman rang the doorbell Friday afternoon, Phoenix police Officer James Holmes said.
The teen didn’t open the door because he didn’t recognize the woman.
Soon after, the teen heard a loud bang on the door, rushed his siblings upstairs and got a handgun from his parent’s bedroom.
When he got to the top of the stairs, he saw a man break through the front door and point a gun at him.
The boy shot the 37-year-old man, who was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition and underwent surgery. The man was upgraded to critical condition and is expected to survive and be booked into jail within the week on counts of aggravated assault and burglary, Holmes said.
So, Sarah Brady, and any other gun control advocate reading this. how would that story be different in “your gun-free America”? Well, the intruder would not have been shot, but you can bet he would have still been armed, and intent on committing an act of evil. It would have been this boy who would have been unarmed. He and his smaller siblings would have been defenseless, at the mercy of a man who busts into a house where he knows people are home in the daytime. Is THAT the America you desire Sarah Brady? An America where law-abiding citizens are stripped of the most basic human rights, that of self-defense?