GUNS: Heroic defense by a young man demonstrates “Stand Your Ground” and the “Castle Doctrine”

Sunday, June 24, 2012

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/14-year-old-shoots-armed-intruder-while-babysitting-his-younger-siblings-in-phoenix/

Crime
14-Year-Old Shoots Armed Intruder While Babysitting His Younger Siblings in Phoenix
Posted on June 23, 2012 at 5:15pm by Erica Ritz Erica Ritz

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(The Blaze/AP) — A 14-year-old boy shot and nearly killed an intruder who broke into his Phoenix home and pulled a gun on him while he was watching his three younger siblings, police said Saturday.

The teen and his siblings, ages 8, 10 and 12, were at home alone when a woman rang the doorbell on Friday. A common enough occurrence, the boy still chose not to open the door because he didn’t recognize the woman.

Quickly escalating into a far more dangerous situation, the 14-year-old rushed his siblings upstairs after he heard a loud bang on the door, grabbing his father’s handgun on the way.

When he got to the top of the stairs, he saw an armed man break through the front door and point a gun at him.

Acting swiftly, he reportedly shot the 37-year-old man, who was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition to undergo surgery. However, he is expected to survive and will be booked into jail within the week on counts of aggravated assault and burglary, police Officer James Holmes said.

The suspect did not get a shot off, according to police. He also declined to release his name until he is booked into jail.

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At the very least, where is the national reaffirmation of “Stand Your Ground” and the “Castle Doctrine”?

The liberal anti-gun media was having a field day with the Florida shooting.

Initially, their claim was that every road rage incident would turn into Gunfight at the OK Corral. Didn’t happen.

Then, it was everyone was a stalking killer.

Now, not a peep. 

Well done, young man. 

I think we can trust this “kid” turned man to drink, drive a car, and do whatever else he wants.

We infantilize children. Waste their talents from 12 to 24. Then again from ~60’s to 80. 

When will “We, The Sheeple” wake up!

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Blood Drive Sunday 01 July 08852

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Blood Drive
Sunday July 1st, 2012
In Memory of Evlynn Marie Mahoney Reinke
(July 1, 1947 – February 26, 2011)

Bloodmobile in the Parking Lot
St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church
10 Kingston Lane
Monmouth Junction NJ 08852

Call (732) 798-0508 for information

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TECHNOLOGY: Solve those traffic jams … please!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

http://www.impactlab.net/2012/06/04/32-technological-innovations-that-will-change-your-tomorrow/

June 4th, 2012 at 3:20 pm
32 technological innovations that will change your tomorrow

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6. The Congestion Killer

Traffic jams can form out of the simplest things. One driver gets too close to another and has to brake, as does the driver behind, as does the driver behind him — pretty soon, the first driver has sent a stop-and-go shock wave down the highway. One driving-simulator study found that nearly half the time one vehicle passed another, the lead vehicle had a faster average speed. All this leads to highway turbulence, which is why many traffic modelers see adaptive cruise control (A.C.C.) — which automatically maintains a set distance behind a car and the vehicle in front of it — as the key to congestion relief. Simulations have found that if some 20 percent of vehicles on a highway were equipped with advanced A.C.C., certain jams could be avoided simply through harmonizing speeds and smoothing driver reactions. One study shows that even a highway that is running at peak capacity has only 4.5 percent of its surface area occupied. More sophisticated adaptive cruse control systems could presumably fit more cars on the road.

When a quarter of the vehicles on a simulated highway had A.C.C., cumulative travel time dropped by 37.5 percent.
In another simulation, giving at least a quarter of the cars A.C.C. cut traffic delays by up to 20 percent.
By 2017, an estimated 6.9 million cars each year will come with A.C.C.

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