Week in Review
How do you even the odds when an adult and a juvenile accomplice break into a home where a 15-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister are home alone? You give those kids some firepower (see Investigators: 15-year-old son of deputy shoots burglary suspect by Shern-Min Chow posted 6/29/2010).
The teenage son of a Harris County Precinct 1 deputy shot a home intruder Tuesday afternoon in the 2600 block of Royal Place in northwest Harris County, deputies said.
The 15-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister had been home alone in the Mount Royal Village subdivision when around 2:30 p.m. a pair of burglars tried the front and back doors, then broke a back window.
The teenager grabbed his father’s assault rifle and knew what to do with it…
The home invaders fled, leaving a trail of blood.
Shortly afterwards, two suspects showed up at Tomball hospital. One was an adult and was hit at least three times. Lifeflight flew him to Memorial Hermann hospital in the Medical Center. The second suspect, a juvenile, was taken back to the crime scene, authorities said.
This is an impressive story of bravery and selfless action to protect his sister. You’d think this would be big news in the national press. For people love reading stories like this. Stories about heroes. A brother protecting his sister. If the brother had wrestled his sister out of an undertow amidst a circling pack of sharks it would have made the national news. But because he used a gun to save her life they ignore this story of bravery. For this happened in 2010. And if you do an Internet search today you will find that the only people who reported this story were the local news. And pro-gun outlets. Bringing it and other past stories where guns protected those most vulnerable around us (like a 12-year old sister) back into the news.
The mainstream media is only reporting stories where gun violence results in the loss of innocent lives. When a gun protects innocent lives it’s just not news for them. Because they are trying to advance an agenda. With their liberal friends in government. They want gun control. And will only report stories that will help them advance that agenda. While ignoring stories that show anything positive resulting from gun ownership.