13-year-old kills home invader with handgun

Here’s a reminder of why we have the Second Amendment.

Melissa Boughton reports for The Post and Courier (via Guns.com) that on November 2, 2015, a 13-year-old boy was alone in his home in Ladson, South Carolina, when he grew suspicious of a car that pulled up outside around 1:30 p.m. Moments later, two suspects went to the back of the house and attempted to break in.

Fearing for his safety, the boy grabbed his mother’s handgun. As the suspects tried to make their way into the house, the boy opened fire, but the suspects reacted by returning fire before fleeing from the scene. The boy chased the suspects out of the home and continued to fire as they fled in their vehicle. The boy, who was uninjured, then called his mother, who instructed him to call the police.

Investigators combed the area around the boy’s home and discovered a Colt .45 pistol, which was believed to belong to the suspects.

A short time later, one of the suspects, later identified as Lamar Anthwan Brown, 31, was dropped off by the second suspect outside the emergency room of nearby Trident Medical Center. Brown, who was shot three times, died at the medical facility.

The second suspect, Ira Bennett, 28, later turned himself in to authorities. He was charged with first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Brown and Bennett both have an extensive criminal history. Brown was convicted six times on felony drug charges, in addition to unlawful carrying of a weapon, disorderly conduct and trespassing. Bennett was previously convicted of assault with intent to kill, pointing a firearm at a person and third-degree burglary, in addition to drug convictions that included possession of a controlled substance, manufacturing and distributing a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

The boy was homeschooled. His mother said she kept the gun in the home for personal protection, but she never taught her son how to use it: “I tell my kids that if anything ever happens to call 911, but I also tell them to protect themselves if they have to. I never would have dreamed that this would have been a part of our day today.”

See also “Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that Second Amendment applies to individuals, not militias, and may include military weapons”.

~Eowyn

17 responses to “13-year-old kills home invader with handgun

  1. Thank Heavens that young man was a quick study. This is the very reason people need to be able to have guns . . . so that they can protect themselves. I would say, it was a real good day–getter those two thugs off the streets!

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  2. Problems:

    1) “Brown was convicted six times on felony drug charges, in addition to unlawful carrying of a weapon, disorderly conduct and trespassing. Bennett was previously convicted of assault with intent to kill, pointing a firearm at a person and third-degree burglary, in addition to drug convictions that included possession of a controlled substance, manufacturing and distributing a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.”

    So WHY are these two jokers running around free? You’d think with records like those, they’d be doing 30 years each, but yet some libtard judge or parole board saw fit to release or parole them. Helluva system we have here.

    2) Who is responsible for letting these guys loose? And why aren’t THEY being investigated? You know it’s more than just these two clowns. Can anyone find the name(s) of the person(s) responsible? Inquiring minds want to know!

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  3. I luvs a happy ending!

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  4. Yes! One for the “HOME TEAM.” And, I bet they didn’t haul this 13-yr-old down to the precinct HQ and interrogate him for hours,essentially “holding him,” search his background, investigate his gun ownership, make him take a polygraph, interview his neighbors about his personality, his habits, his reputation in the community….LIKE they would have done if he had been an adult occupant in the home during the break-in/gunire exchange.

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  5. CAN WE ALL SAY HALLELUJAH…and yes, neither of these turds should have been out and free, so many others the same way. Do Americans realize how much it costs us in taxpayer dollars per year to house a criminal? And do they realize how many of these criminals are illegal aliens. Therein lies the big problem folks. It’s ugly and unless our President wins the immigration and gun battle, we are in for even more nastiness ahead. Remember that Trump is ART OF THE DEAL, and Trump is a slight of hand, and Trump makes them look stupid and then wins the game. Pray for him, keep him solidly covered by God. He is our only hope for at least a Nineveh, unless of course Don Jr. runs in 2024

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  6. I love a good DRT story.

    It makes my day. 🙂

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  7. My only argument with the boy is that he couldn’t drop the second punk!
    BRAVO, TOUCHE AND YOWZZUH!!!

    Let’s face it: Guns are nothing but tools. The morality of the tool depends, directly, upon the moral intent of the user. The leftist ninnies who would have us think otherwise are howling monkeys of despair! They wish, like the Queen of England (or the Queen in “Alice in Wonderland,” for that matter!) to control the lives of everyone else, as long as it doesn’t cost THEM anything!

    “The irrational fear of firearms is a sign of an arrested and infantile sexual development.” —Freud

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  8. Reblogged this on On the Patio and commented:

    Well done! And justice for all! And I think it should be a lesson learned that getting your thug-self killed by a 13 year old might motivate thug like-thinkers to reconsider their career choices. Nice!

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  9. Another one bites the dust!

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  10. I wonder if the fact that he was home-schooled helped in his decision making !

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  11. Kevin J Lankford

    I have always felt it was a mistake to keep a firearm in the home thinking it should be hidden from access. I taught my son and daughter both when they were very young how to handle and shoot a gun, feeling that it much better they know the proper use and danger of a gun, so that they would at least handle one safely if they did handle it when they should not.

    This boys mother must have felt similarly, as he was able to access her firearm under a real emergency.

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  12. I would caution the lad to NOT follow perpetrators out the door shooting, if he should ever be in this unfortunate situation in the future. Otherwise, well done son.

    “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell

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    • The general rule is, you stop when your attacker turns to flea and is thus no longer a danger. And when bullets could hit unintended persons/objects, such as could be expected when shooting occurs outside the home…

      But at least one of these felons kept firing into the house. And God only knows what they’d have done had the one not been shot and died from his wounds… my suspicion is they’d have returned for revenge, shooting up the house and possibly kill the mother. Why would I think that? considering the felons’ past records and especially how the local authorities have FAILED to properly detain and control them after prior violent offenses.

      But it’s a LOT to put on a kid. Or ANY law-abiding citizen.

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  13. Here’s a young boy that DID THE RIGHT THING when it came to test his ability and reaction under a stressful situation, quick, collected and responsible. He took care of himself and protected his home, he may be traumatized by the moment but here we have a youngster that turned into a man in just a moment. “Son, use caution, you can now return to whatever it was you were doing!”

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  14. And yet, the Demonrats never miss an opportunity to lobby for the disarming of the American people.

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