The wife and I are currently childless (We have her epilepsy surgery and subsequent recovery to deal with first before we can look into that process) but people will ask when they know about my gun collection: “What will you do when you have kids?”
Well not a lot different. I keep all guns that aren’t emergency defensive arms locked up, its just a matter of good taste more than compliance with the law (which may-or-may-not be in effect currently), defensive arms should be kept in such a condition and location that they can be quickly readied, but difficult for curious children of young-age to discharge them accidentally.
But that only works so far, and once a child is old enough proper gun training is the safest way to keep them from doing something stupid. The Brady Campaign idea of “Safety” is simply hoping guns never exist, and let their kids live in a world where unsafe gun handling is shown in movies, video games, and TV, and guns DO exist. Don’t let the next guy be responsible for your child’s safety. And of course it COULD save your child’s life!
Two would-be burglars are in police custody thanks to the quick actions of a 15-year-old.
One suspect is in jail, and the other is at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Investigators say they aren’t sure whether the injured suspect is going to make it. He was shot in both his legs and face by a 15-year-old who detectives say feared for his and his sister’s safety.
ABC13 arrived in northwest Harris County in time to see the second time the juvenile burglary suspect left a home on Royal Place Court. The first time, deputies believe, he was with a bleeding accomplice who was shot three times by a 15-year-old boy.
“All he said was, ‘Anybody seriously hurt?’ and he said, ‘Oh yeah, definitely,’” neighbor Renee Thompson said.
The blood on the driveway tells a burglary-gone-bad story.
Deputies say that around 2:30pm, the suspects broke into the home through a back window.
From upstairs, the 15-year-old — who was home with his 12-year-old sister — heard the breaking glass and grabbed his father’s automatic rifle. The burglary was soon over.
Family members rushed to the home, but the children’s father, Vince Guerra, had beaten them all there. He’s a Harris County Sheriff’s Office Pct. 1 deputy constable and was on duty when it happened. No wonder his son knew what to do.
“We don’t try to hide things from our children, and we try to give them a perspective about the way things are,” Harris County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jeff Stauber said.
Yep, there dies a few anti-gun canards. Of course the old “Guns aren’t used for Self Defense” one is why I have this DGU topic, and why I read The Armed Citizen. Then there’s the whole “If you have kids you need to keep the gun dissembled with the components locked separately with the ammo in a different county” “Safe Storage” foolishness. “Safe Storage” could have seen to kids killed or worse. And of course “Teaching a Child how to use a gun is bad news”….or good news. Also how about that whole “there is no good use for an ‘Assault Weapon'”? Given that the rifle appears to be an AR-15.
So I tossed up two DGUs this week and its only Wednesday. Looks like a good week for all of us.