By Tom Knighton
Anti-gun zealots like to say that there’s no reason to use an AR-15 or similar rifle. They claim there’s no use for it in civilian hands, that they’re weapons of war that are only good for killing human beings.
Well, I’d love for someone to tell that to a Florida girl and her family after what sounds like the most Florida thing humanly possible.
With a single shot from his AR-15 rifle, a Lake County deputy sheriff quickly put an end to a large alligator that had a teenage girl trapped in a tree for nearly an hour, authorities said Monday.
Jordan Broderick, 15, was eventually able to climb safely down from the tree, according to a sheriff’s report.
Just after 3 p.m. Friday, the Sheriff’s Office received calls from Michael Henderson of Titusville and other family members, saying that his daughter couldn’t come down from a tree near a boat ramp because a 10-foot alligator sat at the base of the tree hissing at her for more than 30 minutes, the report said.
“My daughter’s stuck in a frickin’ tree and there’s gators surrounding her!” the teenager’s mother said frantically to a 911 operator. “Oh my …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms