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    Well we'll never know why the kid did that but what you can know is you go climbing in my window and the result will be the same.
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    I agree 100% however, you know this is going to get blown up in the media and everyone's going to be anti gun again. Not only do I feel sad for the kids family, I feel bad for the
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    @Nlyle no I don't think this will cause much in the way of anti gun sentiment. Even Biden would have shot at him, but he would've killed him out in the yard, because Old Joe just lets two rip out of the double barrel into the night, outside the house, without aiming, or thinking.
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    @kirbstomp1 So I take it you never done anything against your parents teaching such as sneaking out and going partying with your buddies? People want to shoot first and ask questions later. That proves this schmuck isn't a responsible gun owner.
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    @marine1 - I selected the "Something else" option because this tragic incident has nothing to do with gun control laws. The 16 year old kid went out, drank too much, and instead of sneaking back into his own bedroom, he climbed through a neighbor's window. The neighbor, not knowing who he was but simply assuming his house had been invaded, shot and killed the kid. I feel sympathy for ALL involved, including the shooter, who will have to deal with the remorse of having killed a neighbor's child by mistake. And that is all this was: a mistake.
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    No winners here. Young teen killed by his own bad decisions. You simply can't break into someone's home and not expect to suffer the consequences. Unfortunately, this kid learned that lesson too late.
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    He would be spending the rest of his life in prison if it happened in North Carolina, where you can shoot and kill someone as the are breaking in, but the moment they get in, you have to prove they were a threat, taking action only if attacked.
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    @Classified in nc (a) A lawful occupant within a home or other place of residence is justified in using any degree of force that the occupant reasonably believes is necessary, including deadly force, against an intruder to prevent a forcible entry into the home or residence or to terminate the intruder's unlawful entry (i) if the occupant reasonably apprehends that the intruder may kill or inflict serious bodily harm to the occupant or others in the home or residence, or (ii) if the occupant reasonably believes that the intruder intends to commit a felony in the home or residence.

    (b) A lawful occupant within a home or other place of residence does not have a duty to retreat from an intruder in the circumstances described in this section.
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    My reaction is that it's a tragedy. You make stupid decisions you live with them, you can't blame a guy for shooting someone who is breaking and entering (which is what this kid did regardless of intent) into his home at 2:30 in the morning.
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    @Real4WheelDrv the key word in your reply is "kid".

    When did our society decide that kids are no longer allowed to make mistakes? Part of maturing as a person is making a mistake and learning from it. Its a shame, not natural selection as hire man believes, that this 16 y.o. paid for his mistake with his life. To believe otherwise is heartless and moronic.
    Oh, before I get bombarded by all the gun advocates, the shooting was justified!!
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    Who said that? Oh, you did pretending someone else had. I support a ban on high capacity ammo clips. I don't support removing guns from the home for protection. Kid was drunk and dumb and this was a sad story. There's a milllion more sad ass stories out there. Many of them worse than this one. It's a non-issue move on.
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    This has absolutely nothing to do with gun control.

    I read this news report earlier. The teen was grounded at home by his parents, so he snuck out of his window at 2 AM to go to a party. He came back drunk and couldn't differentiated his own home. Trying to reenter another house, he was shot.

    You can't blame the homeowner. It's just tragic that stupidity killed this teen. NOT the GUN.
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    I am so sorry a teenager died of stupidity, I don't blame the homeowner at all. If you enter my home in the nighttime hours illegally, prepare to die. I am not interested in why you entered my home, I'm interested in my safety. My LOGICAL conclusion would be, you entered my home to either to harm me or steal from me. I would not retreat, you are in my home, you have no business in my home. I would not shoot you if you were trespassing in my yard, I have a wall and doors between us. I have time to call 911 and wait for a response, if your in my house, I don't have that time.
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    Tragic event. Sympathies to the young man's family, of course, but also to the homeowner, who must have terrible regret right now.
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    He shouldn't regret shooting someone who was climbing through his window. What he knows is that someone was invading his home and he defended himself and his family (if they were there). This was the drunk teenagers fault. Plain and simple.
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    @AceLuby Did he know the age of the intruder before he shot? Did he say show me some ID and then after I check it out I may or may not shoot. Stupid. But then consider the source.
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    @AceLuby I would regret that it happened but I wouldn't regret my own actions in this instance. It isn't like people go into the wrong house everyday because they mistake it for their own. How stupid is that?? Do you walk up to a door and say "..wait a minute..this isn't my house." Wouldn't you say that if someone were breaking your window and climbing into your house, that your assume they were a criminal? Would you ever in a million years assume that the person who was climbing into your window was drunk and had the wrong house?? No and no. Because it simply defies logic.
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    Hey politix what about the home owner saves famliy or mom saves self and kids from intruder or teen saves sister from rape. Those type gun incidents don't seem to make it on here.....what gives ?
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    This headline sounds like a joke! LMAO Stupid kid got caught trying to rob a house. Suuuuuuure he thought it was his own house, crawling in through a window in middle of the night, surrrrrrre.

    This has nothing to do with gun control in any fashion. Typical slant reporting.
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    Sheriff's in Loudon County, Va., say a teenager was shot and killed after he climbed into a neighbor's home through a back window.

    I guess he may of just had a death wish!!!!!
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    Living in So.Calif which is the Gang Capitol of America the ONLY thing that keeps families safe in their own homes is the Gangsters question as to whether the targeted Family is ARMED. So sorry about the 16 yr old dying. Condolences to his family.
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    I am not sure I should feel sorry for the teenager or the parents...apparently the parents failed to teach their child about the ramifications of underage drinking...likely going to be someone out there which gave these kids alcohol which will have to pay for the death of this child.
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