Would You Characterize as “a Teen” Someone Old Enough to be Charged as an Adult?

Technically I suppose an 18-year-old is a “teenager,” but in the eyes of the law they are usually treated like an adult. NC homeowner shoots 1 of 5 teens who broke into his house, sheriff says | WNCN

No media bias here. We aren’t trying to paint the wicked gun-owner as someone who would shoot a defenseless 13-year-old. Of course the youngest person involved was 17.

So how exactly would you respond to an invasion of your home perpetrated by 5 suspects? All 17 or 18 years old.

Nasym Harris, 17, Darryl Blount Jr., 17, Nyshiem Cantey, 17, Tzyire Cantey, 18, Corey Jones Jr., 17, were arrested and charged with felony breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods and felony conspiracy.

The fact that they were committing a felony is highlighted by the reporter, but whoever writes the headlines clearly doesn’t want to paint gun owners in a favorable light.

Good Guys 5, Bad Guys 0. Self-defense is a human-right.