Article NOT in the News about Gun Control

Oct 26, 2011
Shotgun preteen vs. Illegal alien Home Invaders... Two illegal aliens, Ralphel Resindez, 23, and Enrico Garza, 26, probably believed they would easily overpower home-alone 11-year-old Patricia Harrington after her father had left their two-story home.
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 room 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 buckshot from the 11-year-old'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. That victim, 50-year-old David 0'Burien, was not so lucky. He died from stab wounds to the chest.
Ever wonder why good stuff never makes NBC, CBS, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, or ABC news........?
An 11 year old girl, properly trained, defended her home, and herself......against two murderous, illegal immigrants.......and she wins, She is still alive.
Now THAT is Gun Control!
Thought for the day....
Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant' is like calling a drug dealer an 'unlicensed pharmacist' I like this kind of e-mail! American citizens defending themselves and their homes.


Well-Known Member
Nov 18, 2010
Amen! So glad this girl was able to defend herself and major kudos to her parents for training her!
Oct 26, 2011
Regardless if you can find enough proof to back up this story or not, I still find it encouraging to any gun owner. I LOVE hearing about stories like these. Whether it be 100% true or not, the meaning behind the story is enough to grab my attention. :)


Well-Known Member
Mar 14, 2011
Summerville, SC
If you look at the snopes page they list two true stories.
This one from Texas in 2006:
An overnight home invasion robbery attempt in northeast Harris County ended in a hail of gunfire that left two suspects dead.
Investigators said a 17-year-old was home with his cousin when four armed men kicked in the door and started shooting.
The teen pulled out a shotgun of his own and fired back at the suspects, killing two of them.

and the second is from 1988 in Spartanburg County:
Switzer, S.C. An 11-year-old boy who had been left alone after school shot and killed two men as they tried to steal a videocassette recorder from his family's home, police said.

William Todd Knight, the son of Billy and Ann Knight, "acted very wisely," said Spartanburg County Coroner Jim Burnett. "His life was in danger, he looked for an escape and could not find one ... he was a very brave young man."

Spartanburg County Sheriff's Department Capt. John Blackwood said the boy was watching cartoons in his parents' bedroom Monday afternoon when he heard noises at the front door of the family's brick, ranch-style home.
Todd told officers he was scared, so he went to his room for the .22-caliber rifle his father had given him for Christmas and loaded four rounds. He then went to the front door and saw a man he described as "rough" pounding on the door. The man finally left in a white Datsun.

Todd said he resumed watching cartoons and about 10 minutes later heard banging, this time at a dining room window.
He saw two men climbing through the dining room window. The boy said he went into the bathroom to climb out the window, but saw the white Datsun was parked in the back yard.
Todd told police he went back to the hallway, peeked around the corner into the den and was spotted by one of the intruders as they were taking the VCR.

Todd then fired three rounds at the men, who dropped the VCR and fled.
When police arrived, one of the dead men was found face down next to a woodpile in the back yard, approximately 50 to 75 feet from the house, while the second man was in the driver's seat of the white two-door Datsun.


Well-Known Member
Sep 26, 2009
The NRA magazine, The Rifleman, usually includes a page of stories where people defend themselves with firearms.
The whole concept of guns being evil is completely false and not a single rational person can defend the position that they should be removed from society.
The argument for gun control is purely emotional and therefore irrational, by definition.
Everyone feels a reaction when a young person gets killed by their sibling in an accidental shooting.
The real problem is being mature and responsible with firearms in the home.
If the cun control crowd spent their resources and time focusing on keeping a firearms safe in your home with children they would actually bring down the accidental shooting rate.
For example, if every news report of an accidental shooting was accmpanied by a public service message to keep your gun in a gunsafe while you have small children in the house or to make sure your older children are properly trained to be around firearms it would make a huge difference in a very short time. I have one of those small gunsafes bolted down on the dresser next to my bed. It keeps the gun safe and very close at hand.
I don't have children, but there are children in the neighborhood. I can't reasonably rule out the possiblity of neighborhood kids breaking in to the house.

Gun control is one of those topics that devide us and will cause people to vote on that single issue. . .
It is up to the thinking citizens of America to wake up and realize the politicians are using us and to refuse to respond.
As firearms enthusiasts, we can remain calm and reasonable in the public arena and promote firearms safety and training.
If we respond to people who promote gun control with calm sound reasoning and real solutions to the problems instead of knee jerk responses we may reach about 30% of them.
That would be a huge margin taken away from the left politically and may even save a few lives.