ebrown p wrote:
(Which isn't even going in to whether there were any kids in the vicinity,
which I consider the #1 reason not to have guns -- especially unsecured guns -- in the house.)
... if the guns are secured so that kids can't get them, how are the kids going to defend themselves
(assuming the woman is incapacitated by the predator)?
My four year old now knows enough to turn off the safety
(which is a good thing, before she learned this we couldn't leave
the safety on because we were afraid that she wouldn't be able to use the gun if she needed it).
Something like that already HAPPENED
to the Carpenter family,
in August of 2000, in Merced, California, Mr. Brown.
There were several children at home,
all of whom (or many of whom) were good shots.
Their parents left the house, but left the family guns
locked up and negligently failed to leave the KEYS with the kids.
A nudistically homicidal maniac, named Jonathan David Bruce,
an out-of-work telemarketer apparently high on drugs, armed
himself with the family pitchfork, which was left unsecured,
lying around, as u described, Sozobe.
Mr. Bruce cut the phone lines to the house, broke in,
and began chasing down and stabbing the (unarmed) children.
14 year old Jessica Carpenter tried to dial 911. The phone was dead.
She ran to the gun closet, but her parents had locked it
and had neglected to leave the children the key,
so the naked Mr. Bruce was SAFE
, as he proceeded to stab
the children to death with the unsecured pitchfork, borrowed from the Carpenters.
The children could have stopped Mr. Bruce by shooting him,
as the police did upon their eventual arrival.
Instead, Jessica got out of a window and fled to a neighbor’s house.
When police arrived at the home, 7-year-old John William and 9-year-old Ashley Danielle were dead.
Ashley had apparently hung onto her assailant’s leg long enough for her older sisters to escape.
Thirteen-year-old Anna was wounded
Some say guns never solve anything.
Merced County sheriff’s deputies would not agree.
As deputies arrived, Bruce rushed them with his bloody pitchfork.
So they shot him to death; with their guns
, which were not locked up, for some reason.
The children’s great uncle, the Rev. John Hilton,
“If only Jessica had a gun available to her, she could have
stopped the whole thing. If she had been properly armed,
she could have stopped him in his tracks.” Maybe John William
and Ashley would still be alive, Jessica’s uncle said.
So I respect your wisdom, Mr. Brown,
but I still don 't know the reason that u have a GREEN HAND
near your name.
(It might be wise to start your child with .22s or .32s,
altho thay don 't have a lot of stopping power.)