April 29, 2016

WATCH: 11-year-old boy shoots home invader who threatened to kill him - “He cried like a baby”

StaffRebel Columnist

An 11-year-old boy managed to prove that the best defense against home invaders is a firearm.

Chris Gaither was home alone when a robber paid him a visit. Rather than construct a series of traps using paint cans like in Hollywood movies, he decided to defend his house in a more traditional way.

The Alabama boy grabbed a 9mm handgun that his stepfather taught him how to use and threatened the invader.

“I told him I was going to kill him if he didn’t get out of my house,” Gaither said.

“When he was coming down the stairs, that’s when he told me he was going to kill me, f-you and all that,” he added.

Gaither fired 11 shots which missed. However, his final shot hit the thug in the back of the leg.

“It was a full metal jacket bullet. It went straight through the back of his leg. He started crying like a little baby,” he joked.

The identity of the home invader has not been released.

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commented 2016-05-11 18:48:51 -0400
To be clear I am glad the invader was stopped however it does raise a few questions. We have seen stories where kids have gotten access to their parents guns to go on gun rampages or kill their own siblings so I am not sure that allowing kids to have access to guns can be easily justified. As a side note it doesn’t say much for his father’s training if it took 12 shots to hit the target inside his own home. I’ve played paint ball on a number of occasions and I guess the greatest revelation I had was how accurate even a single shot air gun can be when the target only gives you 5 or 6 inches of himself protruding from behind a tree. Maybe he was just nervous or maybe he was reluctant to shoot the guy at all as I guess any of us might feel.
commented 2016-04-30 22:29:06 -0400
Everyone should pack heat…
commented 2016-04-30 11:59:50 -0400
I want shake that kid’s hand………………..!
commented 2016-04-30 10:53:29 -0400
8:47am Saturday April 30 2016.

Way to go kid. But just like almost everyone here said, if you did this Canada you would be charged, and your step father would be in a world of hurt. Plus I understand the 11 shoots before hitting the man with the 12th round. You are still a child, and you were trying to scare him, not hit him… But as you can see the man kept coming and he thought he would over power you. Way to go little dude for sticking to your guns…
commented 2016-04-30 09:23:32 -0400
In Canada the perp would sue, the kid would go to a foster home and the parents charged. Guns confiscated as well.
commented 2016-04-29 23:11:32 -0400
This kid is more of a man than any progressive.
commented 2016-04-29 23:11:01 -0400
Awesome job kid, you make the bleeding hearts cry though.
Dave Grohn that sounds even better. No leg at all for the thug.
commented 2016-04-29 21:04:05 -0400
If he had called 911 in Canada he would have been instructed to hide under his bed, or in the closet while his home was being robbed. Defense of self or property in Canada is a worse crime than real criminal activity. Good work young man!
commented 2016-04-29 19:29:56 -0400
now that i know a full metal jacket 9mm round will make a robber cry after being shot in the leg, i will bet my 357 with a hollow point will make him scream “hence leg blown completely off and spraying blood everywhere” and my 500 smith & wesson will blow off both legs in one shot and it will be game over even quicker. gotta love vigilante justice.
commented 2016-04-29 19:26:21 -0400
Good Job !
commented 2016-04-29 17:28:15 -0400
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commented 2016-04-29 17:17:01 -0400
…..1715 Hr


commented 2016-04-29 16:13:46 -0400
As for all the comments of the heroic kid Chris Gaither firing so many rounds;
1/ The firearm probably had a double stack magazine and therefore has a grip a little bulky for smaller statured people like women and children and harder to control.
2/ Most law enforcement/military personnel – involved in a gun battle – cannot hit a man sized target from 25 yards away with their sidearm!
Good job Chris! Way to go mom and (step)dad!
commented 2016-04-29 15:45:52 -0400
I’ve got to admit, 12 shots to kill this home invader is pretty ‘meh’ … but good on him for doing the right thing. I’m sure one might think there’s more to it, but I’d have to see it before I dare to believe that this isn’t part of the reason we need pro-self-defence laws in Canada.
Thanks for sharing this! :D
commented 2016-04-29 13:39:10 -0400
Peter, point taken.
commented 2016-04-29 13:30:29 -0400

“but the lefties won’t allow “stop and frisk””

I am by no means a leftie, by I would not want to be stopped and frisked, either.
commented 2016-04-29 13:17:23 -0400
The worst part is the anti-firearm crowd thinks the firearms, as strict as they are, are not strict enough. Junior says he wants to get guns off the streets, but the lefties won’t allow “stop and frisk” which is exactly the measure that would get the guns off the streets.
commented 2016-04-29 13:10:08 -0400
Robert M, yupp the freakish leftist CAS would claim the parents were negligent because how dare they teach their child self defense with a firearm or any other weapon. Thousands of Canadian parents already have their children trained well for a potential threat in their homes regardless of what these noobs think.
commented 2016-04-29 13:09:52 -0400
Right on, little guy! Power to ya!

Now if he had been in Canada, he would be juvi already. Canadian police do not tolerate people defending themselves and will be punished to the full extent of the law if they do.
commented 2016-04-29 12:37:10 -0400
Like a little baby…lol… Love this kids. Canadian’s have no rights to protect themselves or their property. Here’s hoping our Civil war changes all that.
commented 2016-04-29 12:29:34 -0400
He missed 11 times? Good thing he’s not Canadian, he would have had only 10 chances.
Time for some target practice.
commented 2016-04-29 12:27:19 -0400

And in Canada, adults would be the ones crying like a baby while the cops take their sweet ass time to show up – if they show up at all.

Nice job son.
commented 2016-04-29 12:25:09 -0400
Oh yeah, his step father would face multiple firearms related charges.
commented 2016-04-29 12:23:23 -0400
No offence……..but 12 shots? Lol…good on you Chris for having the courage to stand up to thieves and protecting your home.
commented 2016-04-29 12:21:55 -0400
…or should I say limp?
commented 2016-04-29 12:20:28 -0400
In Canada the lefties would put the kid in CAS custody while the hood would walk.