HoT Hero of the Day

A teen-age boy just used two firearms to protect his mother and family from an intruder in Hollywood, FL. Here’s the story from The Miami Herald:

Chandler’s screaming and crying roused her 15-year-old son, Javaris Granger, who came to see what was wrong.

Javaris went to his mother’s bedroom and loaded the two handguns his father keeps for protection in the home in the 700 block of South 61st Avenue. The family also called 911.

The man — later identified by police as Keil Jumper — kicked the door off its hinges and barged into the home about 3:30 a.m. Jumper, 22, lives on the Seminoles’ reservation near Hollywood.

Javaris, who is 5-foot-6 and weighs about 125 pounds, took cover behind a wall, armed with a gun in each hand. One of the guns was a .38 caliber, but family members said Tuesday night they were unsure about the other gun.

”He was going crazy,” Javaris said. “I shot one time to let him know he had to leave. The dude didn’t leave. He was looking at my eyes, trying to get closer.”

The gun in Javaris’ right hand jammed, and he fired with the gun in his left, sending Jumper running from the single-story home. Javaris thought his shots missed the man, simply scaring him off.

”I was real scared. . . . When I was shooting, my main focus was protecting my mom and family,” Javaris said.

Police found Jumper lying on the ground a few houses away, shot multiple times and bleeding from his wounds, said Hollywood police Capt. Tony Rode.

Javaris = Hero.

Sarah Brady = Gun prohibitionist who would prohibit the right of self-protection.

posted by Stephen Gordon
  • http://www.serfcity.us Jim Lesczynski

    Good thing there were no trigger locks “protecting the children” from those big bad guns.

  • Mike R

    Because one innocent life lost is too many, support repeal of Gun laws.

  • Michael Hampton

    Stand your ground, and may all criminals find themselves shot multiple times and bleeding from their wounds. Most especially those criminals who would take away anyone’s guns.

  • IanC

    Mike R has a real soundbyte there. I do mean that.

  • http://libertarianyouth.blogspot.com Nigel Watt

    Wow, that dude got owned.

  • IanC

    No, Nigel. He got P\/\/|\||). *rofl*

  • Wes P

    Being bleeding-heart California, the kid’s in jail now, right?

    Is there really a reservation near Hollywood that doesn’t involve maitre d’s?

  • IanC

    WesP — Hollywood, FL.

    *FL*

    :)

  • http://www.tom-hanna.org tom Hanna

    If you wanted to bash Republicans for supporting zero tolerance gun laws that keep my under 21 daughter from carrying legally, I might agree with you. Who knew you had an issue other than Iraq and drugs?

  • Stephen Gordon

    Tom — that’s not very fair, dude. Simply check out this list.

  • Scott

    The funny thing is that in Florida, it is a crime to have guns unsecured with children in the house. In NY or cali, the parents would be in jail now.

    Unlike most other states, Florida will probably have the common sense not to charge the parents. This is one area that the Bushs’ are right on.

  • Oje

    Awesome! Thats one bad ass 15 year old kid. Not a lot of people his age, or even older would be able to react to the situation like that and take control.

  • http://UnCivilDefence.blogspot.com MRJarrell

    Good for that kid! Maybe the LP in Florida should see about a Light of Liberty Award for him!

    Tom: Republicrats have been passing victim disarmament laws for ages and we’ve been bashing them for it. Never heard of the Atlanta Declaration? Haven’t met a Republicrat yet who has the backbone to support it.

  • Glinda

    The guns were properly locked and stored:
    “….Within seconds, Granger ran into his parents’ bedroom, found the safety box, unlocked it and loaded two guns for him and his mother. …………..Granger does not face charges. The second oldest child in the family, he often goes to the range at Markham Park to practice shoot with his father. He was never a victim of crime before, but calmly went through all the gun safety steps his father taught him, even after one gun jammed after the first shot Saturday.”

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-skidshoot25may25,0,2330961.story?coll=sfla-news-broward

    He even locked up the guns after Jumper left, before he checked on his mother. “My husband tried to get everyone to learn the safety of a gun,” Chandler said. “It paid off.”

  • Glinda

    The guns were properly locked and stored:
    “….Within seconds, Granger ran into his parents’ bedroom, found the safety box, unlocked it and loaded two guns for him and his mother. …………..Granger does not face charges. The second oldest child in the family, he often goes to the range at Markham Park to practice shoot with his father. He was never a victim of crime before, but calmly went through all the gun safety steps his father taught him, even after one gun jammed after the first shot Saturday.”

    He even locked up the guns after Jumper left, before he checked on his mother. “My husband tried to get everyone to learn the safety of a gun,” Chandler said. “It paid off.”

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-skidshoot25may25,0,2330961.story?coll=sfla-news-broward