Skip to comments.Intruder killed in Martinez(GA)
Posted on 03/02/2012 8:20:59 AM PST by marktwain
A man was killed Wednesday night after breaking into a Martinez apartment, where the renters son shot him with a .22-caliber rifle, according to the Columbia County Sheriffs Office.
Two men broke into a Cedar Lane apartment about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Capt. Steve Morris said. After a brief struggle with the renter, the renters 15-year-old son fired at least two rounds, striking and killing one man. Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins declared that man dead on the scene.
Morris said the second man ran away, and there is no indication that he was injured. The second man was described as black, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, wearing black clothing and a mask. He was still at large Wednesday night.
Criminal activity can be hazardous to your health.
A .22 magnum loaded with mushrooming hollow-points has the stopping power of a .38 with less recoil. The young man practiced superb gun control under stress.
The .410 has now passed to my granddaughter, and my son can almost outshoot me on clays -- shooting his Mossberg 590 -- with dual pistol grips -- from the hip...
From the time they can talk, kids should be taught firearms safety and responsible, safe handling. If that is done properly, they will be an asset to society -- long before they reach adulthood.
I read somewhere that the .22 caliber kills more people in the United States than any other caliber.
Ofttimes it’s the bullet bouncing around once it enters the body cavity that causes the deadly effect.
I believe that is correct. It is likely because there are probably more .22 caliber firearms in the country than any other caliber. They are inexpensive, and they work. The .22 rimfire is nearly the most efficient cartridge for its weight.
Three .22 LR cartridges equal a 9mm in energy. Four equal a .357 magnum in energy. Seven equal a .44 magnum from a pistol or a .223 from a rifle.
A few years ago I had a situation with my school-brain-washed granddaughter, about eight years old. She saw me with a rifle and recoiled (no pun intended) and said "Oooh, a gun!". I laid the gun down on the floor and said, "Let's stand here and see how soon it jumps up and attacks somebody." She gave me a "Doh!" look and said, "But grampa, it's not alive!" A great out-of-the-mouths-of-babes reply which I constantly use on grown ups who feel the same way - fewer and fewer nowadays.
The kid has grown now and is no longer afraid of guns. Next - a trip to the range.
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