GUNS: 12-Year-Old Girl 1, Home Invader 0

http://www.news9.com/story/19858704/12-year-old-girl-shoots-intruder-during-home-invasion

12-Year-Old Girl Shoots Intruder During Home Invasion In Bryan County
Posted: Oct 18, 2012 7:21 PM EDT Updated: Oct 19, 2012 3:19 PM EDT
By Chris McKinnon, News 9 – bio | email

The bullet hit the intruder, who deputies identified as 32-year-old Stacey Jones. He took off but did not get far before officers took him down. The bullet hit the intruder, who deputies identified as 32-year-old Stacey Jones. He took off but did not get far before officers took him down.

BRYAN COUNTY, Oklahoma -

A 12-year-old girl took matters into her own hands during a home invasion in southeast Oklahoma.

It happened on Wednesday when the girl was home alone. She told police a stranger rang the doorbell, then went around to the back door and kicked it in. She called her mom, Debra St. Clair, who told her to get the family gun, hide in a closet and call 911.

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“And what we understand right now, he was turning the doorknob when she fired through the door,” said the Bryan County Undersheriff Ken Golden.

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While I’d NEVER fault any woman who survives this type of incident, I don’t firing through the door is the best solution.

I’d think you need to identify your target.

It does proven the difficulty of asking anyone to shoot another human eyeball to eyeball. 

We can assume that this is not a handgun. Hence not the ideal weapon to use from a closet.

Her Dad will have to instruct her about the rule of thumb that says “pull until it clicks”.

Other than that, I think she did great!

“Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose

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One Response to GUNS: 12-Year-Old Girl 1, Home Invader 0

  1. The problem though … is what if it had been an arriving policeman who was opening the closet? Brave and lucky little girl, but it could have turned out very badly (of course she may have KNOWN it wasn’t a policeman — the guy may have been speaking etc. The story doesn’t really say.

    – MJM

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