Sunday, July 26, 2009

When kids and guns go right.

Not all interactions with children and guns end in tragedy:

PORT ALLEN, LA (WAFB) - A ten-year-old boy left home alone with his sister used his mother's gun to shoot an intruder in the face, police said.

HOUSTON—A teenage boy shot and killed an intruder in his Spring Branch home Thursday.

In both cases, had it been left up to the Violence Poverty Center, Brady Campaign, or even President Obama, these children would have been completely defenseless and possibly harmed or worse.

These two incidents also dispel the notion that "guns are not the answer, at least not for regular people." Guns were clearly the answer for these two "regular people". While training is good and should be encouraged, these and the thousands of other defensive gun uses prove that you don't have to be "highly trained" or even an adult to successfully defend yourself with a gun.

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