17 Year Old Alabama Boy Chases Naked Intruder Away With Dad’s Gun

August 3 2014
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
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What is it about minors and defensive gun uses lately? This is the 5th incident we’ve documented in less than a month in which a minor has used a firearm in self defense or defense of another in one way or another. See the bottom of this article for a full list.

In this case an intruder, identified as 45 year old Kenneth Johnson, broke into a Muscle Shoals, Alabama home where a 17 year and 15 year old were home alone.

Once inside, the man stripped naked before being discovered by the teens.

The 17 year old grabbed his dad’s gun and used it to chase the naked man out of the home at gunpoint. The teen’s called police who arrested Johnson a short while later when he returned to the home again.

It seems there is a pretty good chance Johnson was inebriated in some way and police say he may have been trying to get to his mother’s home, who lives nearby. No word on why he was naked just yet.

This incident is the most common type of defensive gun use. That is, one in which no shots were fired and no one was hurt. Despite this being the most common type of defensive gun use, these incidents are often not included in statistics about defensive gun uses. Many of these statistics and studies focus solely on justifiable homicides, which represent only a fraction of total defensive gun uses.

This is the 31st defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Alabama and the 1,248th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

This is only one of several recent stories that have seen minors use firearms in defense of themselves and others. Here are a few of the other recent headlines:

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