12/19/07 Addendum to the story below:
Several readers have pointed out to us that the facts and circumstances depicted in this article are not true. We apologize to anyone who was mislead by our publication of the story. We did so in good faith and have the following comment on that:
In checking with the Urban Legends pages we find that while they say the story is (in their opinion) false, they admit that their opinion is based on NOT FINDING EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THE STORY. This is different from proving it NOT TRUE, but certainly there is room for skepticism.
If the story were true (or proves to be true in a different location, etc) we would support the point made, as many readers have indicated in their comments. What's more, there are actual, true instances of minors defending themselves successfully with firearms and the point of the story we printed, was meant to support those circumstances whenever and wherever they would occur. The "gun control" advocates will use any pretense to disarm the population and, though we do our best not to mislead anyone, we will not succumb to the idea that we should accept gun control because a story that well illustrates our point of view is incorrect in detail... Ed
It might be informative for those interested in this issue to read the comments posted at the following link:
Shotgun preteen vs. illegal alien Home Invaders,
Butte, Montana, November 5, 2006
Two illegal aliens, Ralphel Resindez, 23, and Enrico Garza, 26, probably believed they would easily overpower home-alone 11 year old Patricia Harrington after her father had left their two-story home.
It seems the two crooks never learned two things: they were in Montana and Patricia had been a clay shooting champion since she was nine.
Patricia was in her upstairs room when the two men broke through the front door of the house. She quickly ran to her father's room and grabbed his 12 gauge Mossberg 500 shotgun.
Resindez was the first to get up to the second floor only to be the first to catch a near point blank blast of buckshot from the 11-year-old's knee crouch aim. He suffered fatal wounds to his abdomen and genitals.
When Garza ran to the foot of the stairs, he took a blast to the left shoulder and staggered out into the street where he bled to death before medical help could arrive.
It was found out later that Resindez was armed with a stolen .45 caliber handgun he took from another home invasion robbery. That victim, 50-year-old David Burien, was not so lucky. He died from stab wounds to the chest.
Ever wonder why [this sort of story] never makes NBC, CBS, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, or ABC news....
Now that is Gun Control
One could speculate that the major media outlets except for FOX News would rather have this little girl become a victim of these criminals than be able to protect herself! ..Ed
Thought for the day - calling an illegal alien an "undocumented immigrant" is like calling a drug dealer an "unlicensed pharmacist" ...