July 17, 2009

Don't pack my lunch, ma- let me pack some heat!

I was looking at some articles on Digg, and came across this interesting story. Two children, 8 and ten, left home alone thwarted an attempted robbery and attack by SHOOTING one of the criminals.

I find a few things wrong here:

- you left a ten year old in charge
- you have a gun easily accessible to this ten year old
- one of the suspects was 15 years old!!!
- another suspect had just gotten out of JAIL for assaulting a cop and 2 charges of carjacking
- and had only served 7 YEARS for those crimes!

And this mother sounds like a real rocket scientist too:

"He did what I told him to do. I never told him to get the gun, but thank God he did," she said.

"It's just hard. I don't understand why they[suspects] would do that. I know they have little brothers and sisters and they wouldn't want anyone to break into their house," said the mother.


1 comment:

steph said...

I will say that my mom left us home alone at age 10, and we were perfectly capable of taking care of ourselves for a few hours after school... Sometimes when there's a single, working parent or two working parents and money's tight, leaving kids is the only option; you can't really blame her if she's doing the best she can.

As for the gun, I am anti-gun. Period!