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(Yahoo)   Deadeye: A 14-year-old boy shoots and nearly kills an intruder who broke into his Phoenix home and pulled a gun on him and his three younger siblings   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 237
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2012-06-24 12:00:12 PM  
Good shot kid. Glad you didn't shoot your eye out.
 
2012-06-24 12:15:42 PM  
Leaving 4 kids at home with easy access to a firearm?

Well this turned out well for once.
 
2012-06-24 12:20:08 PM  

Roook: Leaving 4 kids at home with easy access to a firearm?

Well this turned out well for once.


Yep. I hope the kid has been properly trained to handle and respect firearms.
 
2012-06-24 12:35:22 PM  
The only sad part is "nearly killed"
 
2012-06-24 01:07:16 PM  
Holmes said that the gun the teen grabbed was his father's, but did not know whether the boy had been trained to use it.

Who cares? He used it properly.
 
2012-06-24 01:07:18 PM  

WTFDYW: Good shot kid. Glad you didn't shoot your eye out.


Was thinking a Black Bart reference but this will do
 
2012-06-24 01:07:21 PM  
I guess he "stood his ground".
 
2012-06-24 01:07:32 PM  
Jack Marston?
 
2012-06-24 01:07:38 PM  
I would have been ok with the intruder dying instead of costing hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars in recovery
 
2012-06-24 01:08:27 PM  
Alright, who had money on the Arizona Trifecta?
 
2012-06-24 01:10:23 PM  
As an American, without either side's race mentioned, I have a tough time deciding if this was stand your ground and awesome or another untended kid with access to a gun.
 
2012-06-24 01:10:52 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The only sad part is "nearly killed"


This and the woman got away.
 
2012-06-24 01:11:08 PM  
Uh... a "deadeye" wouldn't have almost anything...
 
2012-06-24 01:11:41 PM  
"The dad was pretty much out of his mind with distress, officers couldn't even talk to him," Holmes said. "It's going to take them a while to recover mentally."

My gut instinct is telling me that dad was the real target of the guy.
 
2012-06-24 01:11:43 PM  

haterade: I would have been ok with the intruder dying instead of costing hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars in recovery


At least now if he pulls through the police can interrogate him to find out what he was trying to do, and get him to turn on his accomplice so she isn't running around causing more trouble. I know if I were the homeowner I'd feel safer knowing both of those involved were locked up and that there wasn't some crazy woman running around who knew my address and who might be seeking vengeance for her comrade.
 
2012-06-24 01:12:41 PM  
Split in a number of directions on this:

1) Kids should have had an adult watching them, not a 14 year old. I know it can be hard these days and sitters can be expensive, but this was a mistake on Dad's part. Single parent? I can't tell from the article.

2) Hope that the kid's shot was due to proper training and not simple stupid luck. If it was luck, then it's a goddamned miracle that none of the kids ended up shot instead/as well.

3) Not really a hero tag so much as a 'oh thank god it didn't go straight to hell'.

4) There's more to this story than we're seeing. Home invasion by a man and a woman at 4:30pm? I'd like to see a follow up in two weeks.
 
2012-06-24 01:13:06 PM  

WTFDYW: Roook: Leaving 4 kids at home with easy access to a firearm?

Well this turned out well for once.

Yep. I hope the kid has been properly trained to handle and respect firearms.


It could be the kid's father is a member of the NRA and made sure the kid had the proper firearm training. On the other hand, mom and dad might be running a major meth lab. Either way the kid knew the business end of a firearm and good on him for taking the little sociopath out.
 
2012-06-24 01:13:17 PM  
In a lot of states, this wouldn't even fall under "Stand your Ground". This would be Castle Doctrine.

However you feel about SYG laws, farker busts your front door in and has a gun, he deserves to get shot, preferably multiple times.
 
2012-06-24 01:13:42 PM  
rudemix: I have a tough time deciding if this was stand your ground

SYG doesn't apply to home invasions
 
2012-06-24 01:14:07 PM  
Even left wing Marxist Socialist dictators say ...

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/it's not racist, if he's half white, so don't go there
 
2012-06-24 01:16:14 PM  

Roook: Leaving 4 kids at home with easy access to a firearm?

Well this turned out well for once.


AND, if the intruder pulled a gun on them, there was no need for any castle doctrine. Self defense is self defense.
 
2012-06-24 01:16:31 PM  

Infernalist:

4) There's more to this story than we're seeing. Home invasion by a man and a woman at 4:30pm? I'd like to see a follow up in two weeks.


Could be just bad luck, but yeah, lot times it seems there's some backstory there. Drugs are likely.
 
2012-06-24 01:17:18 PM  
I learned how to use guns when I was 8. Recieved my first shotgun as a gift on my 12th birthday. My first handgun on my 13th. 14 is plenty old to know how to use a gun and plenty old to babysit your siblings.
 
2012-06-24 01:17:25 PM  

Infernalist:
1) Kids should have had an adult watching them, not a 14 year old./big>b>
.


Now the kids go off with the courts and dad gets some time.
 
2012-06-24 01:17:28 PM  

Infernalist:
1) Kids should have had an adult watching them, not a 14 year old. I know it can be hard these days and sitters can be expensive, but this was a mistake on Dad's part. Single parent? I can't tell from the article.


14 isn't old enough to be a babysitter for your younger siblings?
 
2012-06-24 01:18:32 PM  

Roook: Leaving 4 kids at home with easy access to a firearm?

Well this turned out well for once.


Still, the police will probably charge the parents and shoot the dog.
 
2012-06-24 01:19:54 PM  

CruiserTwelve: "The dad was pretty much out of his mind with distress, officers couldn't even talk to him," Holmes said. "It's going to take them a while to recover mentally."

My gut instinct is telling me that dad was the real target of the guy.


Why do you say that?
My instinct was that is was a break in and they waited until the parents were away but your idea puts a completely different spin on it.
 
2012-06-24 01:19:58 PM  

dalovindj: I learned how to use guns when I was 8. Recieved my first shotgun as a gift on my 12th birthday. My first handgun on my 13th. 14 is plenty old to know how to use a gun and plenty old to babysit your siblings.


Yep. Back in the day it was common for a 12-15 yr old to watch the younger ones. Now days the dickheads at CPS call it abandonment.
 
2012-06-24 01:20:08 PM  
Dear future burglars in the USA, kids are playing videogames like this for hours on end, every day.

i90.photobucket.com

Do you really want to help them unlock that "real life" next level, punk?
 
2012-06-24 01:20:19 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Infernalist:
1) Kids should have had an adult watching them, not a 14 year old. I know it can be hard these days and sitters can be expensive, but this was a mistake on Dad's part. Single parent? I can't tell from the article.


14 isn't old enough to be a babysitter for your younger siblings?


Thirty years ago, maybe.

Today? Well, they were subjected to an attempted Home Invasion at 4:30pm on a Sunday afternoon. Does that sound like an environment where a 14 year old should be in charge?
 
2012-06-24 01:21:08 PM  
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Approves
 
2012-06-24 01:21:24 PM  

Infernalist: 4) There's more to this story than we're seeing. Home invasion by a man and a woman at 4:30pm? I'd like to see a follow up in two weeks.


Scary, but not unheard of. There was a string of those one place I used to live, almost exactly the same story.

At least in some places in the country, that is pretty standard MO. Two to three people case a nice neighborhood where most folks are at work in the middle of the day, then either hit houses they think are unoccupied, or use a ruse to gain entry to a house with someone they think is harmless and home alone.
 
2012-06-24 01:21:26 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Infernalist:
1) Kids should have had an adult watching them, not a 14 year old. I know it can be hard these days and sitters can be expensive, but this was a mistake on Dad's part. Single parent? I can't tell from the article.


14 isn't old enough to be a babysitter for your younger siblings?


Well I'd like to see anyone tell him he's too young to take care of his siblings NOW
 
2012-06-24 01:21:38 PM  

Infernalist: TuteTibiImperes: Infernalist:
1) Kids should have had an adult watching them, not a 14 year old. I know it can be hard these days and sitters can be expensive, but this was a mistake on Dad's part. Single parent? I can't tell from the article.


14 isn't old enough to be a babysitter for your younger siblings?

Thirty years ago, maybe.

Today? Well, they were subjected to an attempted Home Invasion at 4:30pm on a Sunday afternoon. Does that sound like an environment where a 14 year old should be in charge?


It is with this family ;)
 
2012-06-24 01:21:40 PM  
While it's great that the young man was able to defend himself and his siblings from armed intruders, most armed intruders don't bust a door down (figuratively speaking) at 4:30 in the afternoon, when it's highly likely someone will be home. Usually you're going to burgle a place when you're reasonably certain no one will be able to stop you.

So put me in with the group of Farkers who think that there's a really, really obvious backstory to this. Like, drugs. Probably meth. Those two numbskulls broke into the house because they thought the target of their break-in was home, and because they were after something specific from said target.

So if I'm the dad, I'm praying to every deity that man has invented, thanking them that his 14 year old pulled off a lucky shot.
 
2012-06-24 01:21:55 PM  
Infernalist: Today? Well, they were subjected to an attempted Home Invasion at 4:30pm on a Sunday afternoon. Does that sound like an environment where a 14 year old should be in charge?

Based on this one data point: Yes.
 
2012-06-24 01:22:32 PM  
10 bucks says the intruder was a black dude
 
2012-06-24 01:22:43 PM  
It's better if there are fewer versions of what happened. If you know what I mean.
 
2012-06-24 01:23:12 PM  

ultraholland: Infernalist: Today? Well, they were subjected to an attempted Home Invasion at 4:30pm on a Sunday afternoon. Does that sound like an environment where a 14 year old should be in charge?

Based on this one data point: Yes.


And all good conclusions are based on singular data points.
 
2012-06-24 01:23:27 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Infernalist:
1) Kids should have had an adult watching them, not a 14 year old. I know it can be hard these days and sitters can be expensive, but this was a mistake on Dad's part. Single parent? I can't tell from the article.


14 isn't old enough to be a babysitter for your younger siblings?


If your 14 year old can't be responsible for younger siblings once in awhile you have failed as a parent.
 
2012-06-24 01:23:47 PM  
poor kid ... Damn shame he was put in that position, hopefully won't traumatize him too much ...
 
2012-06-24 01:24:32 PM  
For all those wondering about child alone laws in Arizona:

Arizona's statutes (laws) do not designate an age when a child can be left alone. A parent is responsible for the decisions he or she makes about their children being left alone.

The law does require however, that the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Child Protective Services (CPS) investigate reports of neglect which include failure to provide supervision that places a child at unreasonable risk of harm. Leaving children alone is included in the category of supervision.

CPS will take a report when a child, who is not capable of caring for him or herself or other children, is left alone.

When calls come into CPS, specific questions are asked to help determine if there is a problem for the child. These may include: Does the child know how to reach the parent? Does the child know how to get emergency help? Is there a neighbor to go to? Is someone checking in on the child?

Sometimes police are called to the home. Before removing children, police will often try to make contact with the parent or other responsible person to come and supervise the children. The police are required to report this information to CPS. This could result in a CPS Specialist contacting the children and parent about the report and making an assessment of any needed services.

Parents must use good judgment about their children's capabilities, as they are ultimately responsible.
 
2012-06-24 01:25:02 PM  

AbbeySomeone: TuteTibiImperes: Infernalist:
1) Kids should have had an adult watching them, not a 14 year old. I know it can be hard these days and sitters can be expensive, but this was a mistake on Dad's part. Single parent? I can't tell from the article.


14 isn't old enough to be a babysitter for your younger siblings?

If your 14 year old can't be responsible for younger siblings once in awhile you have failed as a parent.



THIS. The Amish would wholeheartedly agree if they could post on FARK
 
2012-06-24 01:25:18 PM  
Man some of you people must live in a freakin war zone if a 14 year old is "not old enough" to baby sit. 12-13 is pretty common around here and girls are basically DONE being baby sitters by the time they turn 15. Would let my 13 year old daughter baby sit pretty much anything short of an over night trip.
 
2012-06-24 01:25:46 PM  
simpsonswiki.net
 
2012-06-24 01:27:18 PM  

AbbeySomeone: If your 14 year old can't be responsible for younger siblings once in awhile you have failed as a parent.



Can't be said enough
 
2012-06-24 01:27:58 PM  
Uh oh it wasn't a white kid and black intruder was it?
 
2012-06-24 01:28:36 PM  
Infernalist: And all good conclusions are based on singular data points.

If you can conclude that 14-year-olds should not be in charge because of this one incident of a home invasion then I can conclude that they should based on a successful self-defense. Our conclusions are both equally retarded.
 
2012-06-24 01:28:59 PM  
Everyone should know how to use a gun. My Dad and Grandfather taught me and I taught my kids. My family knows how to use firearms and treats them as the tools they are.
 
2012-06-24 01:29:03 PM  

baufan2005: Uh oh it wasn't a white kid and black intruder was it?


Yeah 'cause that would tell you everything you need to know. If it didn't you would be racist.
 
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