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.