Results for - 13 year-old protects his house from convicted felons

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A six-time felon met his match when he and an accomplice tried to break into a Ladson, N.C., home only to find a 13-year-old boy with a gun who not only managed to chase them off following a heated shootout, but wound up killing one of them in the process. The incident occurred Nov. 10, when the boy, who remains unidentified, was home alone without any supervision when he grew suspicious after spotting a vehicle he wasn't familiar with pull up in his house's driveway, according to the Post and Courier. A few moments later, he caught sight of two men trying to break into his house from the back. In fear of his safety, he picked up his mother's handgun and began to open fire upon the would-be home invaders. One of the invaders, 31-year-old Lamar Anthwan Brown returned fire, sparking a brief firefight between the ordinarily mismatched pair. After each of them fired several rounds, Brown was shot three times, forcing him to retreat to his vehicle while his accomplice, 28-year-old Ira Bennett, went behind the driver's wheel, reported Truth Censored. However, their ordeal was far from over. The boy, unscathed from the previous firefight, emerged from the house and proceeded to open fire on the vehicle as it sped off, hitting it several times. Once everything was in the clear, the boy called his mother, who in turn, told him to contact police. Upon their arrival, they searched the area and discovered a Colt .45 pistol, which was believed to belong to one of the suspects who fled. As that was going on, Bennett dropped Brown off at a nearby hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. He allegedly lied about the incident at the time, saying that someone had shot at his vehicle while on the interstate. He was admitted, but later died at the medical facility, while Brown turned himself in to police, who later charged him with first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. As it turns out, both Bennett and Brown have plenty of criminal experience, albeit with far less embarrassing outcomes. Bennett has been convicted of assault with intent to kill, pointing a firearm at a person, third-degree burglary, possession of a controlled substance, manufacturing and distributing a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Brown has been convicted on six different felony drug charges, unlawful carrying of a weapon, disorderly conduct and trespassing, according to Guns.com. The boy's mother revealed that she keeps the gun in the house for protection, but never taught him how to use it. "I tell my kids that if anything ever happens to call 911, but I also tell them to protect themselves if they have to," said the mother. "I never would have dreamed that this would have been a part of our day today." She added that she's happy her son is safe, but that the incident has made her want to move away. "I'm always scared. There's so much going on all the time in Charleston," she said. "All I can do is continue to pray and hope it gets better."

//www.hngn.com/articles/166726/20160105/6-time-felon-killed-in-shootout-with-13-year-old-during-failed-home-invasion.htm

1. Did you hear about this story before this survey?

Yes
8%
133 votes
No
83%
1,467 votes
Undecided
3%
48 votes
Not Applicable
7%
117 votes

2. Do you think this boy is a hero for pursuing his attackers and continuing to fire at their vehicle, even as they were trying to flee the scene?

Yes
41%
723 votes
No
23%
398 votes
Undecided
25%
445 votes
Not Applicable
11%
199 votes

3. Do you think the young man who shot and killed the would-be burglar will be in need of some counseling to help him get over the fact that he killed a man?

Yes
57%
1,013 votes
No
9%
158 votes
Undecided
23%
401 votes
Not Applicable
11%
193 votes

4. Do you think it was a good thing that the mother had a firearm at the house that the boy was able to use to defend the property?

Yes
42%
740 votes
No
17%
308 votes
Undecided
29%
507 votes
Not Applicable
12%
210 votes

5. This incident could have turned out vastly different had the young man not had a firearm to defend himself and the property. Do you think the boy would likely have been killed if he hadn't had a firearm to defend himself from the two criminals?

Yes
33%
587 votes
No
12%
203 votes
Undecided
43%
756 votes
Not Applicable
12%
219 votes

6. Does this story promote the importance of citizens having the right to possess firearms (the criminals would likely have been armed anyway, regardless of the law - they were already carrying firearms against the law due to their criminal records)?

Yes
38%
676 votes
No
23%
413 votes
Undecided
25%
449 votes
Not Applicable
13%
227 votes

7. Are you surprised that the young man was able to fatally wound the experienced firearm-wielding Brown without being shot, since his mother reportedly never taught him how to fire her gun?

Yes
47%
826 votes
No
24%
429 votes
Undecided
16%
275 votes
Not Applicable
13%
235 votes
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