My memory’s about as good as you’d expect for an OWG, but I’m elephantine when it comes to outrageous claims by anti-gunners. For example, I remember when now-former CNN chat show host Piers Morgan repeatedly asserted that no American had ever used an “assault rifle” for self-defense. TTAG debunked that claim, repeatedly. [Click here for my fave.] In a sense, it’s too bad that the doyenne of disarmament isn’t around anymore, so that someone could flaunt this story [via kcentv.com] in his face . . .
On Monday, Bell County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress on Reed’s Lake Loop east of Little River-Academy.
The caller reported that he was holding three subjects at gunpoint.
Upon arrival, the caller told police that he had observed a vehicle parked in his daughter’s residence along with a male subject standing at the end of the driveway watching the road. He also reported that he observed two male subjects running from the daughter’s residence. The caller, who was armed with a rifle, responded to his daughter’s residence and detained three subjects until police arrived.
Deputies took into custody three males, one 15-year-old and two 16-year-olds.
The man’s daughter arrived and checked her house. She reported that a window had been broken and that a TV had been unplugged.
The three juveniles were released to their parents. Sheriff’s investigators forwarded the case to the Bell County Attorney’s Office Juvenile Division.
Released to their parents? The same people who raised the lads to become the upstanding citizens that they’ve proven themselves to be? How great is that?
I spoke with KCEN-TV about the story. The arrest report does not specify the rifle, but they’re working on getting an interview with the homeowner. We’ll update you ASAP. But I’d bet dollars to donuts it’s an AR. Anyway, does it matter?