Mom Pulls Gun on Teens Bullying Her Kid at Park to Teach Them a Lesson (VIDEO)

mom gunA Missouri mom is under fire for bringing a gun to a neighborhood park. Her motive? To protect her 15-year-old son from some bullies ... but it looks like she may have done more damage than good.

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Tracy and Don Leeser from St. Charles County brought not only handguns but a baseball bat to Fleet Park, where they got into a heated argument with some kids. At one point, the mom took out her gun and pointed it at a teen named Tyrelle Ware -- who just taunted her further.

One bystander took a video of part of the altercation and posted it online. Check it out below:

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Posted by Tyrelle Ware on Friday, August 28, 2015

"Did I intend to use the gun? Absolutely not," Tracy told the press. "But I felt that was my only safeguard against being killed that night. Worst-case scenario, yes, I would have used it. But I didn't."

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After watching the video, I just don't buy this mom's story that it was all in "self defense." Those kids may be trash-talking her, but they certainly don't look like they're poised to pounce.

My take? I think this mom was pulling the gun to intimidate them and keep them away from her son (although those kids didn't seem all that intimidated!).

Now, as a mama bear myself, I understand those protective instincts, the desire to scare the living daylights out of anyone who dare bully my kid. But I also think we need to consider the lessons we're teaching our kids, and I don't think we should be telling them, "Hey, got a problem with some punk? Wave a gun in their face and watch 'em shape right up." That's no way to solve conflict.

Kids will be kids. As adults, we really need to not sink to their level.

 

Image via Tyrelle Ware/Facebook

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