An item prob. not to be reported in the MSM
From an email from Don Kates:
I am in receipt of the following:
11 year-old girl shoots two home intruders
5-2-07 -- Two illegal aliens, Ralphel Resindez, 23, and Enrico Garza,
26, probably believed they would easily overpower a home-alone eleven
year old Patricia Harrington after her father had left their two story
It seems the two crooks never learned two things: they were in
Montana, and Patricia had been a clay shooting champion since she was
nine. Patricia was in her upstairs bedroom when the two men broke
through the front door of the house. She quickly ran to her father's
room and grabbed his 12 gauge Mossberg 500 shotgun.
Resindez was the first to get up to the second floor only to be
the first to catch a near point blank blast of buck shot from the girl's
knee crouch aim. He suffered fatal wounds to his abdomen and genitals.
When Garza ran to the foot of the stairs, he took a blast to
the left shoulder and staggered out into the street where he bled to
death before medical help could arrive.
It was found out later that Resindez was armed with a stolen
.45 caliber handgun he took from another home invasion robbery. The
victim, 50 year old David Burien, was not so lucky as he died from stab
wounds to the chest.
Patricia staved off a robbery and potential rape because her
parents taught her how to use a gun. Her parents just didn't hide a gun
in the house and not educate her on the power that a firearm provides.
Ignorance can be deadly, but fortunately for this Montana family,
knowledge was power.
This has been floating around the web for years. Check snopes people.
Posted by: Jim W at June 21, 2007 12:20 PM
There we go.
Posted by: Jim W at June 21, 2007 12:22 PM
I certainly hope I DON'T see it reported in the MSM—that would mean they've started reprinting false e-mail forwards as news. I do have a couple real ones for you though:
Posted by: Guav at June 21, 2007 05:12 PM
As others have mentioned, this is (unfortunately?) a fake story.
Posted by: Jonas Salk at June 22, 2007 03:29 AM
Don Kates should have known better...
Posted by: Kevin Baker at June 22, 2007 09:32 AM
Important line from the case reported at http://www.fox21.com/Global/story.asp?S=5134073&nav=2KPp2Qjt:
"George says he has five guns in the house. His taught his son how to use each of them."
Start `em young - teach `em safe and proper handling.
Posted by: Bill at June 22, 2007 10:21 AM