A 13-year-old South Carolina boy is being hailed a hero after shooting two would-be home invaders and killing one.
According to reports, the boy was home alone when he noticed a “suspicious” vehicle pull up behind his home. Two men — Lamar Anthwan Brown and Ira Bennett — got out of the vehicle and tried to break into the home. The boy then grabbed his mother’s unsecured pistol and opened fire on the suspects. One of the suspects fired back, but didn’t hit the child. The suspects then fled in their car, dropping a .45 caliber gun on the way. The child continued to fire at them as they drove away, striking Brown three times, killing him.
After they fled, the child called his mother and she told him to call 911.
His mom told reporters,”I’m speechless right now. Who knows how this would have turned out.”
I tell my kids that if anything ever happens to call 911, but I also tell them to protect themselves if they have to,” she said. “I never would have dreamed that this would have been a part of our day today.
The right-wing is, of course, going wild and praising the child. They claim that he is a hero and are telling him “job well done.” But, in true conservative fashion, the racists were quick to emerge. In the comment section of the Controversial Times article about the shooting, one woman said this:
Her “Obama’s sons” comment was in reference to the President saying that if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin. I’m sure her comment is not meant to be racist at all. After all, why wouldn’t she randomly link two criminals to the president?
Then there was this guy:
Now we all know the word “thug” is the right’s new PC way to say “n*gger,” but this guy surely isn’t a racist.
Here’s another guy, on AL.com, making totally tolerant comments:
Don’t you dare call this patriot a racist! (Just ignore the flag, we’re sure that means nothing.) But seriously, don’t call him a racist, he doesn’t like it:
THIS ISN’T ABOUT RACE, HOMER! EVEN THOUGH I BROUGHT UP BLACK LIVES MATTER!
If you surf the internet for five minutes, you will see all sorts of comments like this from “totally tolerant” American patriots.
But let’s forget about the racism for a second and just talk about the 13-year-old kid who had access to a gun. Are we supposed to praise this mother because it turned out alright this time? Should we give her a “Mother-of-the-Year” award because her kid didn’t end up dead like this one and this one and this one and this one and this one and this one?
This kid killed a man, and it doesn’t really matter if it was justified or not. What matters is that he is a child and he may have a lifetime of mental health issues, because he was forced to make a very adult decision thanks to a bunch of idiots — including his parents. And I would bet my last dollar that she won’t bother to get him any help to deal with this. Why? Because she will be too busy praising him to worry about his mental stability.
But congrats right-wing. You just made yourself another “hero.”
Watch a news report on the shooting: