Recent true stories of guns used in self-defense:
Man at ATM fires back at would-be armed robber
Suspect in home invasion dies after shooting
Homeowner shoots at fake FBI agents
Witnesses Describe Fatal Shooting Outside Grumpy's
Man shot in head during break-in
Would-be robber shot, killed during break-in
...and that's just in the last 10 days.
I miss the old Mile High Stadium.
If anything, this thread just proves how scary it is that false information can spread like a wildfire in no time at all. Very Orson Wells-like, this whole internet!
1. Securely locking them from their access
2. Taking them to the firing range or out in the country and letting them fire
them while teaching them gun safety
Guns were never a big kick for me or any of us kids, or any of the other kids
around our part of the country, because we all fired guns and got to know
them well from the time we were big enough to aim one. My dad bought me
my first .410 gauge shotgun and .22 rifle when I was 10 years old. By then,
I knew exactly what to do with them . . . and what not to do with them.
i guess i'm naive ,i got that story in an email from a friend and just assumed it was true.if it's false i apologize.if its true i really feel sorry for the girl,it would be hard to get something like that out of your mind....come to think of it where the hell were her parents?
i don't have any agenda and could'nt care less about anyone's personal choice to own firearms.
i have a shotgun (that was given to me by my stepfather 35 years ago only used for clay pigeons and a lone dove that caused me to give up hunting when i was 12) a rifle i keep in case i ever have to shoot a deer to feed my family (which would require the closing of every grocery store and fast food joint in a 500 mile radius) and a 9mm smith and wesson that was my fathers weapon of choice ( for his 28 years as a police officer,actually probably only the last 10 or so ) he left his gun,badge and a few other things to me when he died.
i hope i never even have to point any of these at a human being,but be certain if someone enters my house with the intent of doing harm to any member of my family......they will quickly find out what means to be on "the wrong side of a gun"
Not in Butte …
Fake story still circulating on Internet
Story Discussion By John Grant Emeigh of The Montana Standard - 12/13/2007 | Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 11:00 pm | (0) Comments
A dramatic story about a shooting that supposedly happened in Butte last year is nothing more than an urban myth.
The bogus story has been circulating for the past year on Internet blogs and Web sites concerning a girl shooting two men who broke into her Butte home in November 2006.
According to the fabricated story, an 11-year-old Butte girl shot two “illegal aliens” with a shotgun after they broke into her home. The shooting supposedly took place on Nov. 5, 2006, according to Internet posts.
When asked about the authenticity of the events described in this story, Butte-Silver Bow Sheriff John Walsh told The Montana Standard in an earlier interview that his office never investigated such an incident.
“This never happened,” Walsh said.
The story claims the girl shot and killed the two intruders while she was home alone. The story doesn’t provide a street address or attribute the information to any official sources.
Walsh brushed off the story of an urban myth.
“It’s amazing how these things get around,” he said.
Numerous people from all over the United States have contacted The Montana Standard in the past year via e-mail or phone to verify if the story was true. The story is often given the headline “Home Invasion Gone Wrong.” A recent search for this story on the Internet search engine Google.com returned with more than 400 hits.
The story has been printed as fact on some anti-gun control and anti-immigration Web sites. The phony story identifies the 11-year-old girl as Patricia Harrington, who shoots and kills the two “illegal aliens” identified as Ralphel Resindez and Enrico Garza.
Reporter John Grant Emeigh may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
oops.....my bad !
This is why I never, ever forward or post emails that I get without first checking on their validity. I am constantly rebuking emails that I get from my sisters (the majority of them seem to have some sort of political or social angle).
A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's: She changes it more often.
Holy shista!?! Could you imagine, our elementary kids coming home with condoms and a gun!!!
The mayor or schoolboard would certainly get a letter from me, regarding what an utterly fantastic job they are doing with our youth!!
Really though, that is why I keep a metal baseball bat and knife by the bed. YOu try to shoot me in the dark with your gun, while I beat the freak out of your face with my bat.
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