We are always hearing from the anti-gun side of the fence that we all need to lock up our guns and hide them from our children. But this ignores the importance of actually teaching our children how to handle firearms safely, and in this case having access to a firearm possibly saved this young boy’s life.
The 15-year-old Florida boy was home alone when he used a shotgun to stop the home invasion from happening. Reaching for a phone did not send the crook fleeing. Reaching for a shotgun did.
According to wtsp.com,
Upon deputies arriving on scene, contact was made with the 15-year-old victim who stated that he was home alone when he heard banging coming from the back of the residence.
The teen investigated the noise and saw the suspect attempting to open the back door.
At this point, the teen feared for his safety, so he armed himself with a shotgun.
The 15-year-old then fired a warning shot into an interior door which caused the suspect to flee the scene.
Florida just recently made changes to their laws which clarify that warning shots in self-defense situations are legal. While the police are still looking for the suspect involved in this case, the story highlights the importance of self-defense in the home.
Rarely are defensive gun uses like this ever reported because most of the time no one is shot and often no shots are even fired. Just the mere presence of a gun is enough to quell many potentially violent situations.
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