One day, a 12-year-old Louisiana boy and his mother were at home when an intruder forced his way into the house.
After entering the home, the intruder was shot by the 12-year-old with a rifle.
Neighbors who witnessed the event confirmed the intruder forced his way into the home while in possession of a gun.
Paramedics responded to the scene and transported the shot man to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Sheriff Jeff Travis said, “I don’t know what you tell a kid at that age. I’ve tried to reflect on myself when my kids were 12 years old, or maybe when I was 12 years old, what I know is a very horrific incident. He’s really a hero for taking care of his mother.”
Two other people were arrested and charged for being part of the home invasion.
One of the people was charged with murder for participating in a crime that resulted in death.
The sheriff added, “At this time, the East Feliciana County Sheriff’s Office has no evidence, whether it be physical evidence, or testimonies from witnesses, that the 12-year-old young man did anything that would implicate that he committed a crime.”
In addition, the sheriff said, “His mother has got a pathway to start therapy or counseling for the boy.”
While we don’t know the exact rifle the boy used to protect his mother, but for young or new shooters a smaller caliber rifle is one of the best options.
And this includes a 9mm rifle too. They’re easy for anyone to shoot.
To help you decide whether it’s right for you, here are some benefits and drawbacks to a 9mm rifle.
Benefits of a 9mm rifle:
One of the best things about a 9mm rifle is that it’s easy to find ammo.
In addition, if you have a 9mm handgun you can use the handgun ammo for both your pistol and rifle.
You have consistency of ammunition throughout your firearms, so you can stockpile ammo for multiple guns.
Plus, you will save a lot of money using 9mm ammo instead of more expensive rifle calibers.
Not only can a rifle and pistol share ammo, but depending on the rifle they might be able to use pistol magazines.
For example, some 9mm rifles use Glock mags.
Another benefit of a 9mm rifle is the recoil will be significantly lighter compared to common rifle calibers.
So, if you are teaching a new, or younger shooter, they can get accustomed to the rifle with less recoil.
Finally, training with a 9mm rifle is going to be more accessible.
Some gun ranges don’t allow high-caliber rifles, but a 9mm would be acceptable.
Also, you can shoot steel targets with a 9mm rifle, where many ranges won’t allow you to use larger caliber rifle rounds on steel targets – especially at closer ranges.
Drawbacks to 9mm rifle:
The main drawbacks to a 9mm rifle are that the stopping power is not as strong as a typical rifle caliber.
And a high-caliber rifle is also going to be more accurate at further distances.
There is no comparing 9mm to typical rifle calibers when it comes to distance, accuracy, and penetration.
So, if you get a 9mm rifle you should think of it like a pistol when it comes to these characteristics.
Another drawback to 9mm rifles is that sometimes, the newer pistol-caliber rifles can have feed issues and failures with pistol magazines.
If you’re considering a 9mm rifle, check out the Sig Sauer MPX, which sells for about $1800, which isn’t cheap.
Another rifle to look at is the Wilson Combat AR9, which sells for about $2,000.
A 9mm rifle can be a lot of fun. They are great for training and shooting at the range, and you will spend a lot less on ammo by using 9mm.