11 Year old Girl Defends Herself with a Pink Rifle!
Here is a “Guns Save Lives” Story. A Brave 11 Year old Girl Defended Herself Against 3 Armed Burglars with a Pink Rifle. The lesson here is teach your children about Firearms Safety and Shooting Fundamentals because you may not always be there to defend them!
I came across this story and was so proud of this young lady. Alyssa Gutierrez was left home alone briefly one day when 3 armed burglars broke into her home. She tried to hide and avoid confrontation but the bad guys eventually saw her. When she was left with no choice she ran to get her mom’s pink rifle and confidently pointed the rifle at the thugs. That was enough to send these criminals a message. The burglars ran out of the house, jumped the fence, and were quickly apprehended by the police. Thank goodness this story had a happy ending and highlights how guns can be used for good.
Students that come to me for firearms training often wonder if they should bring their kids to the range. I tell them “YES!” Start educating your kids about firearms at an early age. We really underestimate how smart kids are when it comes to firearms.
If children are trained at a young age to respect a handgun, rifle, or shotgun, they are less likely to do something dangerous out of curiosity. Just think one day they will be teenagers. They have been exposed to violent video games, cop shows, and military themed action movies in the years when their minds are the most suggestible. They have been idolizing action starts and the Hollywood version of gun fights and tactics which are usually unrealistic. They go to their friend’s house one day and their buddy tries to sneak a little show and tell with daddy’s gun. If your child had been trained to respect guns early on they would know how to make sure the gun was unloaded, field strip it or leave it in a safe condition, then go tell an adult in the house.
The young girl in this particular story was lucky that she had been trained to use the Pink .22 Long Rifle only a few days before this home invasion took place. If she didn’t take such quick action she could have been badly hurt or worse.
Share this video with your kids and spouses. Leave your comments or questions here. I hope this post will inspire a serious discussion about starting to teach your children firearms safety fundamentals. Don’t leave your child’s safety to chance. You won’t always be there to protect them.
To Your Surviving and Thriving,
MaryAnne Morcos, The Urban Survival Chick