To all the pants-wetters and hand wringers out there who fret about their kids even forming a pistol with their thumb and forefinger and yelling “POW,” it’s time to get the hell over it. Teach the kiddies some basic safety and responsibility lessons and good things will happen. It turns out Ralphie and his Red Ryder can do more than daydream about warding off Black Bart and his band of marauders. Just ask Kobe Sturgeon’s mom…
Kobe was in bed Monday night when he heard his mother being attacked by the man who’d been renting their basement spare room. myfoxspokane.com reports:
Kobe, a fifth-grader, acted quickly. He said he swung a board at Newman, who then chased him throughout the house. Kobe said he was scared, but that he managed to lock the man out of the house. But then the man tried climbing into the bathroom window.
Kobe’s mother said Newman slammed her head against a bathroom door, and that’s when Kobe ran and grabbed his birthday present, his BB gun.
“I hit him a couple times with it; he wouldn’t go away so I shot him. He finally stopped and then we went out the front door to our neighbors.”
Young said the boy shot Newman “in the face as many as four times — this action proved to be effective.”
It looks like Kobe’s probably put himself in line not only for a turkey leg tomorrow, but something special for Christmas as well. Apparently you don’t need a Gunsite scout rifle course or years of bowling pin matches under your belt. Sure, those things are useful. But all you really need is a home defense gun and the testicular fortitude to use it. Whether or not they’ve dropped yet.
“I’m just happy that she’s OK,” he said of his mother. “It was just first thing that came to my mind, help my mom and me. So I just tried my best. I’m just happy she’s OK.”