Personal accountability seems to be going by the wayside in our nation as more and more people cast blame for their own shortcomings everywhere they don’t belong, and such is evident in the outrageous claims made by the grandfather of a teen killed during a home invasion.
Three teen thugs were killed by another teen after they broke into his Oklahoma home and were met by him and an AR15. The thugs were armed with a knife and brass knuckles, and they intended on harming the home’s occupants, but instead they were swiftly dispatched from earth.
Now, Leroy Schumacher, the grandfather of 17-year-old Jacob Redfearn – one of the departed – says that his grandson behaved “stupidly” but that death wasn’t the appropriate punishment. In fact, he thinks it was “unfair” that the boy inside the home had a rifle and used it on the three potential attackers.
“What these three boys did was stupid. They knew they could be punished for it. But they did not deserve to die.
Brass knuckles against an AR-15? C’mon. Who was afraid for their life?”
Local sheriffs believe the shooting was done in self-defense, yet Schumacher disagrees with their assessment and thinks we should have “limits” on defending ourselves from grievous bodily harm.
“There’s got to be a limit to that [self-defense] law. He shot all three of them. There was no need for that.”
Except that there was a need for it when three armed men entered the teen’s home without permission and threatened to hurt him.
For his part, Schumacher agrees with gun ownership, and in all likelihood was in shock at losing his grandson, but the fact of the matter is that had his grandson been raised to be a decent human being, he’d still be alive today. If he wants to blame anybody, he should start with his own children, who raised his grandson to be mischievous.
After all, the teen who shot him spent no more than 60 seconds with Schumacher’s grandson out of his entire life, so there’s no possible way it can be his fault that he’s dead.