Shooting in Butte, Montana
Preteen with shotgun vs. illegal alien home invaders.
Butte, Montana November 5, 2007
Two illegal aliens, Raphael 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 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 aliens ... and she wins, she is still alive.
Now that is Gun Control!
This interesting tid-bit came to me as an email on the Internet. Great story! But it isn't true. Snopes has a couple of other stories which are true that are just about as good except they are about a 17 year old boy and an 11 year old boy, not a girl. Maybe that has something to do with why the email was created.
The two similar true stories that Snopes found actually validate the message of the story anyway. Because the most important attribute of its greatness is that here in America, it is not all that unique. That is why people believe it. Since our early pioneer days, women and children had to deal with the harshness of life. It influenced them and our culture. Our culture teaches: Don't wait for the cops, kill the bad guy yourself. A lot of liberals think that we should end that pioneer spirit. I don't.
How about you?
- Dean Stephens