“At about 7:30 p.m. on Monday, a girl answered her door to a unknown male at her home in Mayfair Meadows subdivision off H.E. Thomas Jr. Parkway,” clickorlando.com reports. “The girl told police that the man, who smelled like cigarette smoke and had crooked teeth, asked her if her parents were home. When she told him they were not, he pulled a gun on her and forced her into his vehicle.” It did not go well from there. The report uses the term “forced himself on her” while the caption on the video calls it rape. Although she may not agree, she’s lucky to be alive. While the anti-gunners would consider any suggestion that she should have been armed “blaming the victim” . . .
they would say that, wouldn’t they? The question here: when is a child old enough to access a firearm for self-defense? I know: it varies. Some kids are responsible from an early age. Some kids don’t achieve personal responsibility until their mid-thirties. So what’s the sitch with your progeny? My 12-year-old doesn’t like shooting but knows her way around a firearm – especially the “all guns are always loaded” and “never point a gun at something you’re not ready to destroy” safety rules. To maintain OpSec all I say beyond that is she values her own life. Highly. Your thoughts. Feel free to generalize – or speak theoretically – rather than reveal your home life.