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saintsfan92612
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Member since Oct 2008
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re: 15 year old defends sister/home with AR-15

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Not only did this brave 15-year-old defend his home against 2 burglars, but also his 12-year-old sister who was in the house with him.


For some reason, the way this is worded makes it seem like he is defending the house from his sister and 2 burglars.


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TigerDik86
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
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re: 15 year old defends sister/home with AR-15
It said that the 15 y/o was arrested.. what came after? Was he released when it was a self defense case?.. Didnt read the link, just what was quoted..


EarthwormJim
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Member since Dec 2005
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re: 15 year old defends sister/home with AR-15
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not sure about the source's reputation but the news report didn't seem biased to me at all


No, I wasn't saying the report was biased. Just that site seems like a place for crazies.


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JermStone
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Beaumont, Tx
Member since Jun 2008
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re: 15 year old defends sister/home with AR-15
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Know this, however: if you are an adult male, the DA could, and probably will, look at the extent of force used, meaning that if there was a way to resolve the problem and protect your family without the use of deadly force but you decided to waste the dude for the hell of it, the DA could press charges. Not very likely in a southern state, but you never know when you'll run into an a-hole DA.


This happened in Houston....and it's a constable's son. Pretty safe bet that the D.A. wont look at the boy or anything else except the intruders


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Sterling Archer
LSU Fan
NYC
Member since Aug 2012
2300 posts

re: 15 year old defends sister/home with AR-15
Great story, could have defended with .45 just as well?


BestBanker
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HarryBalzack
Member since Oct 2012
9792 posts

re: 15 year old defends sister/home with AR-15
Yeah, the .223 AR round is probably why the burglar lived. That round has a very low initial muzzle velocity and doesn't become highly effective until it reaches 2,500 fps, at which point if fragments upon contact with flesh and causes devastating injuries. It takes a good distance for the round to get up to that velocity, though, making it a poor choice for something like home defense.


CaptainsWafer
USA Fan
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re: 15 year old defends sister/home with AR-15
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It said that the 15 y/o was arrested.. what came after? Was he released when it was a self defense case?.. Didnt read the link, just what was quoted..



That was the article in its entirety. It did also have a video though.


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DrTyger
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Lake Charles
Member since Oct 2009
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re: 15 year old defends sister/home with AR-15
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Great story, could have defended with .45 just as well?


A .45 is a lot harder to shoot than an AR. If he had tons of practice with a handgun and could shoot it effectively and accurately the sure it would. But being he's 15 and can't legally own a gun I doubt that's true in this case.


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White Roach
LSU Fan
Madisonville, LA
Member since Apr 2009
3538 posts

re: 15 year old defends sister/home with AR-15
A .223 round accelerates after it's left the muzzle of the barrel? I thought the expanding gases pushed a bullet out of a barrel at it's peak velocity and then the bullet slowly decelerates as the laws of physics (friction, gravity) act upon it.


LewDawg
Georgia Fan
Savannah, GA
Member since May 2009
54496 posts

re: 15 year old defends sister/home with AR-15
Obviously we need to ban 15 year olds


Jet12
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2010
20090 posts

re: 15 year old defends sister/home with AR-15
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It said that the 15 y/o was arrested.. what came after? Was he released when it was a self defense case?.. Didnt read the link, just what was quoted..


I think the minor they were referring to was one of the burglars, not the shooter. The article isn't written well.


HarryBalzack
Member since Oct 2012
9792 posts

re: 15 year old defends sister/home with AR-15
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A .223 round accelerates after it's left the muzzle of the barrel?
Yes. The laws of physics do act upon it, that's why it makes a noise and releases some flash when it leaves - the bullet hasn't absorbed all the energy. It will continue to accelerate to a point before friction saps its momentum.


TH03
Notre Dame Fan
Member since Dec 2008
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re: 15 year old defends sister/home with AR-15
Whoever wrote that should be embarrassed. The wording makes it sound like the sister was attacking as well and that the kid got arrested.


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StraightCashHomey21
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Member since Jul 2009
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The Sad Banana
New Orleans Saints Fan
The gate is narrow.
Member since Jul 2008
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re: 15 year old defends sister/home with AR-15
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Obviously we need to ban 15 year olds
Aggressive Repossessing 15 year olds at that.





















DYSWIDT? DYLI?


CaptainsWafer
USA Fan
Bone it like you own it.
Member since Feb 2006
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re: 15 year old defends sister/home with AR-15
I'll allow it.


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White Roach
LSU Fan
Madisonville, LA
Member since Apr 2009
3538 posts

re: 15 year old defends sister/home with AR-15
Well I guess I've got something else to add to the giant list of shite I don't know! I owe a few guns, but I'm not a "gun guy" (or a physicist) by a long shot. I always assumed muzzle velocity equaled maximum velocity.


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TH03
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Member since Dec 2008
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re: 15 year old defends sister/home with AR-15
:slowclap:


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RATeamWannabe
USA Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
17622 posts

re: 15 year old defends sister/home with AR-15
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Great story, could have defended with .45 just as well?


How so?

Are you aware of how difficult it is to properly manipulate a semiautomatic pistol at any age without extensive practice? Much less at 15 years old.

Plus the limits on ammunition and a magazine change had the situation required it?

To answer your question, no, it could not have been defended with a .45 just as well.


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