Fri 10 Feb, 2012 03:29 am
(KPHO, Phoenix, Ariz. 02/06/12)
Laycee Lowe, a pregnant 17-year-old, was at home alone in Glendale, Arizona.
when she noticed a prowler outside the home. After climbing a fence and peering
into windows, the criminal attempted to get into the home through a dog door.
Lowe responded to the threat by retrieving a gun and firing it into the dog door,
which caused the intruder to flee.
Following the incident, Julio Lowe, Laycee’s father, praised his
daughter’s actions, stating, “She’s just real brave and slick.
She handled it real well.” Julio also noted that there had been
a suspicious incident at his home involving a prowler a few days earlier,
prompting him to teach his daughter how to properly use a firearm.
This reminds me of my own state-of-mind in Arizona, when I was
at home alone a lot of the time at age 8. I used to wonder how
I 'd defend the place, if that became necessary. Kitchen knives
were the best that I had for defense. I felt a little ill-at-ease.
(Fortunately, we lived in a relatively crime-free naborhood;
I never heard of any criminal disturbances in the 5 years that we lived there.)
A few weeks later, I armed myself with a .38 Smith & Wesson revolver
(guns were abundant); my mind was invested with tranquility & serenity
Fortunately, I never actually needed to use it defensively,
until several decades later (which I addressed with a .44 revolver).
I hope thay have enuf armed kids in Arizona.
you peaked early DAve, at eight years old, I rode my bike off a cement chute and broke both legs
you peaked early DAve, at eight years old,
It was downhill from there, huh ??
I rode my bike off a cement chute and broke both legs
Geeez; I hope u r feeling better !
I saw on the National Geographic Channel that a 2,OOO,OOO year old boy
broke both of his arms, in a fall. He was unarmed.
Times were ruff, back then. We did not have HDTVs yet.
It sounds like she was a fairly decent shot.
I wonder how young she will teach her baby accurate marksmanship
after he is born.
Competent and safe defensive firearms handling
shud be tawt in the public schools; it is a matter of survival.
People of all ages have needed that knowledge
and too many of them (of all ages, including children)
populate the cemetaries because thay coud not defend themselves from predatory violence.