Billie Jo George, a Reading, Pennsylvania woman, is one of those responsible gun owners that the NRA keeps telling us about.
On Sunday, likely fearing for her life and in the heat of the moment, she aimed and fired her real gun at four children who were playing with squirt guns.
It’s an easy mistake to make, right? Some people surely paint their guns neon green and make them clear plastic. When you’re fearing for your life, you don’t have time to think about these things rationally. Except, according to witnesses, she knew they were squirt guns and not real guns, and chose to fire anyway.
Officers called by a frantic mother arrived on the scene shortly before 4:30pm, where residents told them that four children playing with squirt guns were assaulted with a deadly weapon by one of their neighbors. George, who saw the children playing with the fake weapons, pulled out a real firearm and aimed it at them, according to court documents.
According to WFMZ, one of the neighbors shouted at George, “What are you doing with a real gun! Why are you pointing it at my kids? They are only kids!”
The female witness ran inside and called the police. While inside, she heard George’s gun discharge; according to the other witnesses, George had fired the shot from her front porch into the street.
One witness said that “[George] pointed it at my daughter’s face. God was with my daughter that day.”
Good thing something was, because it sure wasn’t the NRA fairy. He was working with George to help her gun down those dangerous little hooligans with their lethal squirt guns.
George was arrested and charged with four counts of recklessly endangering another person, discharge of firearms, propulsion of missiles onto roadways, and disorderly conduct. Her bail is $75,000. WFMZ made no mention for a motive behind the attack.
You can watch the video below courtesy of WFMZ.
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