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boy saves mom with a bb gun

Discussion in 'Air Rifle & Pistol Discussion' started by xm193, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. xm193

    xm193 seatac Active Member

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    BELLINGHAM, Wash. – A 10-year-old boy with a BB gun saved his mother’s life after she was attacked by a man renting a room at their home Tuesday.

    Bellingham Police say they were called to the home in the Roosevelt neighborhood around 7 a.m.

    The homeowner, 46, told police that the 45-year-old man renting from her came home, apparently drunk and angry because his room was in disarray.

    The renter allegedly kicked in the bedroom door, attacked the woman and started choking her.

    "He assaulted the female while she was in bed tried to strangle her," said Office Mark Young with the Bellingham Police Department, "and during the commotion her young son came to her rescue."

    The boy swung a board at the attacker, who chased the 10-year old through the house. In the commotion the attacker, identified by police as Paul R. Newman ended up locked out of the house and trying to climb in through a window. When the mother tried to close the window he grabbed her and threatened to kill both of them.

    That's when the boy ran and got his pump action BB gun.

    "He shot him." said Officer Young, "at least four times we believe."

    It was enough to end the attack. The boy and his mom were able to run from the house and dial 911.
     
  2. ar57

    ar57 Independence Member

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    I hope Santa will bring the Brave boy a 10/22 Ruger charger.
     
  3. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    holy bubblegum, what a clusterbubblegum.

    good job, Jr.
     
  4. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    That is awesome! That young man is to be commended for his actions!
     
  5. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thats pretty brave of him. I bet he saw A Christmas Story were the little kid shoots himself in the face with a bb gun, instead he shoots the bad guy in the face.
     
  6. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    Now you guys can stop laughing when I carry my 1911 BB gun!
    Mike
     
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  7. ECM

    ECM Woodland, WA New Member

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    Wonderful story. Brave kid and cool in a very stressful situation. I don't think I know many adults that could have handled that situation as well as he did.
     
  8. Raidur

    Raidur WA New Member

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    Typical crazy right-wing brought up child.

    How dare he nearly save his moms life and/or dignity by using possibly deadly force.

    /sarcasm off

    Rock on kid! Stories like this will never make news sadly (at least mainstream).

    Why would a civilian EVER need any kind of firearm!!!??? How dare we protect ourselves!!

    /sarcasm again
     
  9. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I hope neither one end up running up a large tab with a head shrink.
     
  10. B-Towner

    B-Towner Western Washington Member

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    First went after him with a board - got to love that.

    I personally don't keep loose boards in my bedroom, but I'm rethinking that.
     
  11. Both Eyes Open

    Both Eyes Open Hood Canal Active Member

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    I agree with everyone on here! Great job kid! He should get a 10/22 for Christmas! However, I did read about this in the main stream media. The posted link WAS from King5 afterall.
     
  12. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    I hope he doesn't try to contest the eviction.
     
  13. Vantage

    Vantage Pacific Standard Time Active Member

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    I like how when being threatened the boy thought to himself,

    "I'm gettin' my gun" :)
     
  14. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    funny i said when my wife told me about this "I hope Santa brings him a nice ruger 10/22/"
     
  15. Contract_Pilot

    Contract_Pilot Vancouver, Washington Active Member

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    Was his name Ralphie? Was it a Red Ryder carbine-action, 200-shot, range model air rifle with a compass in the stock?
     
  16. Fishnutz

    Fishnutz Hillsboro Member

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    That kid could have shot his eye out, but he saved his moms life and his own. I think the boy deserves a .410 for when this guy gets out of jail, seriously only assault and harassment? Sounds like attempted murder when he strangled her (but I'm no police officer). I hope this boy and his mom have a Merry Christmas while this scum bag is behind bars.