14 Year-old Phoenix Kid Shoots Intruder

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    Jul 02, 2012 1:30 AM GMT
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    PHOENIX - Police say a man shot by a 14-year-old boy in a Phoenix home last Friday has been released from the hospital and booked into jail.

    Richard S. Fiore, 37, was booked on four counts of aggravated assault, burglary and prohibited possession of a firearm. 24-year-old Alexis Monique Hinojos was arrested Thursday on suspicion of burglary.

    According to Phoenix police, Fiore was shot when he allegedly broke into the home near 51st Avenue and Baseline Road.

    The boy, who was home with three siblings, ages 12, 10 and 8, refused to answer the door when Hinojos reportedly approached the home and pounded on the door.

    The teen took his siblings upstairs and picked up a handgun.

    As he went to the top of the stairs, the suspect broke through the front door and pointed a handgun at the boy, according to police.

    The boy fired his weapon at Fiore who was struck and fell to the floor.

    Fiore was taken to the hospital where he remained until Wednesday.

    He was booked into jail upon his release from the hospital.

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    Jul 02, 2012 1:43 PM GMT
    Glad this one had a good ending.

    But how many children have been shot - even accidentally killed - by other children who had access to (or found) guns in homes?
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    Jul 02, 2012 2:11 PM GMT
    Sounds like that kid was trained right.
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    Jul 02, 2012 2:51 PM GMT
    When guns are in a home and children are taught properly about gun safety and the proper use of them for protection or recreational target practice, we get good results like this one. Had this young boy not had a gun in the home, placed there for self protection, he could be the one laying in a hospital wounded or dead.

    The father of this young boy should be very proud of him !!

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    Jul 02, 2012 2:57 PM GMT
    realifedad said When guns are in a home and children are taught properly about gun safety and the proper use of them for protection or recreational target practice, we get good results like this one. Had this young boy not had a gun in the home, placed there for self protection, he could be the one laying in a hospital wounded or dead.

    The father of this young boy should be very proud of him !!



    I have mixed emotions about this. Of course I am glad that the kid was able to save his family. On the other hand, guns scare me to death. I don't like the idea of kids having access to them. I would not, under any circumstances, have one in my house.
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    Jul 02, 2012 6:00 PM GMT
    Since I did't know the figures, I looked them up:

    http://www.med.umich.edu/yourchild/topics/guns.htm

    In 1999, 3,385 children and youth ages 0-19 years were killed with a gun. This includes homicides, suicides, and unintentional injuries.

    214 unintentional
    1,078 suicides
    1,990 homicides
    83 for which the intent could not be determined
    20 due to legal intervention

    According to the CDC, the rate of firearm deaths among children under age 15 is almost 12 times higher in the United States than in 25 other industrialized countries combined. American children are 16 times more likely to be murdered with a gun, 11 times more likely to commit suicide with a gun, and nine times more likely to die in a firearm accident than children in these other countries [3].

    When researchers studied the 30,000 accidental gun deaths of Americans of all ages that occurred between 1979-1997, they found that preschoolers aged 0-4 were 17 times more likely to die from a gun accident in the 4 states with the most guns versus the 4 states with the least guns. Likewise, school kids aged 5-14 were over 13 times more at risk of accidental firearm death in the states with high gun ownership rates. The findings indicate that gun availability is associated with accidental death by shooting [4].

    Most guns involved in self-inflicted and unintentional firearm injuries (that is, in suicides and accidents) came either from the victim's home or the home of a friend or relative [5].
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    realifedad said When guns are in a home and children are taught properly about gun safety and the proper use of them for protection or recreational target practice, we get good results like this one. Had this young boy not had a gun in the home, placed there for self protection, he could be the one laying in a hospital wounded or dead.

    The father of this young boy should be very proud of him !!



    I have mixed emotions about this. Of course I am glad that the kid was able to save his family. On the other hand, guns scare me to death. I don't like the idea of kids having access to them. I would not, under any circumstances, have one in my house.



    To large degree, I am with you, I don't own one either and I live at the end of my own 1/2 mile long private drive to my home. but I live where I am safe living in such a secluded unprotected home.

    But if I had such a property in a location very close to a city, I wouldn't even dream of not having a gun for protection. Many of my friends think I should have a gun even now, but I have no fear and don't even lock my doors while away or at night.
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    Jul 02, 2012 7:02 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidSounds like that kid was trained right.


    Wonder if he was in the Boy Scouts? That’s where we received firearm use and safety training by NRA volunteers.
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    CuriousJockAZ said
    realifedad said When guns are in a home and children are taught properly about gun safety and the proper use of them for protection or recreational target practice, we get good results like this one. Had this young boy not had a gun in the home, placed there for self protection, he could be the one laying in a hospital wounded or dead.

    The father of this young boy should be very proud of him !!



    I have mixed emotions about this. Of course I am glad that the kid was able to save his family. On the other hand, guns scare me to death. I don't like the idea of kids having access to them. I would not, under any circumstances, have one in my house.


    I have had on and off throughout my life. When I moved to SoCal and had no idea what areas were safe and what wasn't, I had one for the few years I lived in Van Nuys. Had to brandish once and that stopped the problem before it went any further.
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    PHOENIX - Police say a man shot by a 14-year-old boy in a Phoenix home last Friday has been released from the hospital and booked into jail.

    Richard S. Fiore, 37, was booked on four counts of aggravated assault, burglary and prohibited possession of a firearm. 24-year-old Alexis Monique Hinojos was arrested Thursday on suspicion of burglary.

    According to Phoenix police, Fiore was shot when he allegedly broke into the home near 51st Avenue and Baseline Road.

    The boy, who was home with three siblings, ages 12, 10 and 8, refused to answer the door when Hinojos reportedly approached the home and pounded on the door.

    The teen took his siblings upstairs and picked up a handgun.

    As he went to the top of the stairs, the suspect broke through the front door and pointed a handgun at the boy, according to police.

    The boy fired his weapon at Fiore who was struck and fell to the floor.

    Fiore was taken to the hospital where he remained until Wednesday.

    He was booked into jail upon his release from the hospital.



    He looks a bit like Zimmerman doesn't he?
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    CuriousJockAZ said
    realifedad said When guns are in a home and children are taught properly about gun safety and the proper use of them for protection or recreational target practice, we get good results like this one. Had this young boy not had a gun in the home, placed there for self protection, he could be the one laying in a hospital wounded or dead.

    The father of this young boy should be very proud of him !!



    I have mixed emotions about this. Of course I am glad that the kid was able to save his family. On the other hand, guns scare me to death. I don't like the idea of kids having access to them. I would not, under any circumstances, have one in my house.


    I have had on and off throughout my life. When I moved to SoCal and had no idea what areas were safe and what wasn't, I had one for the few years I lived in Van Nuys. Had to brandish once and that stopped the problem before it went any further.



    Pleased to note that we agree on this topic !!
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    realifedad said
    freedomisntfree said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    realifedad said When guns are in a home and children are taught properly about gun safety and the proper use of them for protection or recreational target practice, we get good results like this one. Had this young boy not had a gun in the home, placed there for self protection, he could be the one laying in a hospital wounded or dead.

    The father of this young boy should be very proud of him !!



    I have mixed emotions about this. Of course I am glad that the kid was able to save his family. On the other hand, guns scare me to death. I don't like the idea of kids having access to them. I would not, under any circumstances, have one in my house.


    I have had on and off throughout my life. When I moved to SoCal and had no idea what areas were safe and what wasn't, I had one for the few years I lived in Van Nuys. Had to brandish once and that stopped the problem before it went any further.



    Pleased to note that we agree on this topic !!


    And later in Palos Verdes Estates I didn’t because my house had 11 outside decks or courtyards and it was nearly impossible to securely lock it up so I was concerned about neighborhood kids getting in and finding it. And besides, it was a hugely safe neighborhood, and beside that, I had my ferocious guard dog icon_wink.gif

    J/K as he was the furthest doggie from ferocious that you could ever find.

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    Jul 02, 2012 9:30 PM GMT
    Wolverine4 saidGlad this one had a good ending.

    But how many children have been shot - even accidentally killed - by other children who had access to (or found) guns in homes?


    There are many children I am certain who under no circumstances need access to a weapon. For better or worse that is the parents choice for weapons to be present in the home.

    Keep in mind so many households in America are so dysfunctional that many children obtain a weapon on the street, even before thier teenage years.

    Myself, my first hunting rifle came at age eight with a Marlin 30-30 being given to me by my father.I spent much of my time on a farm where the predators crawled or were four-legged and not the two-legged variety of the city.
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    Jul 02, 2012 9:31 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidSounds like that kid was trained right.


    A+
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    Jul 02, 2012 9:55 PM GMT
    Wolverine4 saidSince I did't know the figures, I looked them up:

    http://www.med.umich.edu/yourchild/topics/guns.htm

    In 1999, 3,385 children and youth ages 0-19 years were killed with a gun. This includes homicides, suicides, and unintentional injuries.

    214 unintentional
    1,078 suicides
    1,990 homicides
    83 for which the intent could not be determined
    20 due to legal intervention

    According to the CDC, the rate of firearm deaths among children under age 15 is almost 12 times higher in the United States than in 25 other industrialized countries combined. American children are 16 times more likely to be murdered with a gun, 11 times more likely to commit suicide with a gun, and nine times more likely to die in a firearm accident than children in these other countries [3].

    When researchers studied the 30,000 accidental gun deaths of Americans of all ages that occurred between 1979-1997, they found that preschoolers aged 0-4 were 17 times more likely to die from a gun accident in the 4 states with the most guns versus the 4 states with the least guns. Likewise, school kids aged 5-14 were over 13 times more at risk of accidental firearm death in the states with high gun ownership rates. The findings indicate that gun availability is associated with accidental death by shooting [4].

    Most guns involved in self-inflicted and unintentional firearm injuries (that is, in suicides and accidents) came either from the victim's home or the home of a friend or relative [5].


    My suggestion for parents who want to keep a handgun in the home is to purchase a Level IV holster and place the gun in it. Train your children with the gun, but not the holster.

    Parental attention and guidance goes a long way towards keeping children out of danger.