Not only do good guys with guns save lives — so do good girls with guns, like a 15-year-old North Carolina girl who used one to stop her mother’s abusive boyfriend, Steven Kelley, from potentially killing her mother.
During the altercation on Aug. 8, Kelley attacked the teen’s mother and began strangling her at the home they all shared with the teen’s two siblings. Instead of watching in horror or dialing 911, the teen’s 12-year-old brother retrieved a hidden revolver that she then used to fatally shoot Kelley twice, killing him.
How did she know what to do? Because of her deceased father: “The late father had taught the children how to shoot,” local district attorney Ted Bell said to the Associated Press.
Well done, dad. Well done. It helped too that the teen’s mother had recently placed weapons around their home in case her increasingly volatile boyfriend tried to hurt them. Because of the nature of the shooting, Bell has no intention of charging the unnamed teen or her mother.
“It was absolutely clear that the mom’s life was in jeopardy, as well as potentially the children, and so in that situation we absolutely support the right of somebody to defend themselves and others with deadly force,” he said.
“I commend the 15-year-old for doing a very difficult thing by saving her mom’s and siblings’ lives and showing an amazing amount of maturity.”
It’s called good parenting, or at least on the part of the teen girl’s late father. Check out social media’s reaction to the young lady’s impressive actions:
— Rose (@RoseCaddenFerg) August 18, 2018
— Jason Steele (@JsonSteele) August 18, 2018
Good girl. You are going to go places. Keep it steady and focused.
— desicon (@desicon3) August 18, 2018
Somewhere that Dad is very proud of his daughter-as he should be. Well done!
— Me, Myself, and #FreeArie ❌ (@LifeOnAHorse) August 18, 2018
Pssst…nobody tell @davidhogg111
— ❌NRA Troll (@Marcus_Porcius2) August 18, 2018
The last tweet was a doozy, since its misinformed anti-gun zealots like Parkland survivor David Hogg who argue day and night that guns are bad and blah, blah, blah. Except guns save lives, young man. Guns save lives.
Regarding Kelley, it was reported he was a convinced felon with a history of domestic violence, including against the teen’s mother. The AP noted that on Aug. 4, he fired his own weapon at their home in a reported attempt to terrorize the mother.
It’s unclear why she had remained with Kelley, though it was mentioned she had recently relocated to North Carolina from Indiana with him.
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