The sibling bond – Abel Prasad

There is something about a bond between brother and sister which is amazing.

When I was watching the news a few days ago I started to cry after hearing of a brother who died shielding his sister from being shot by their father.

This hero is Jack Edwards and when his murderous father John turned up at his mother’s home in Sydney’s west with a loaded, powerful handgun last week, the teenager did everything he could to shield Jennifer Edwards, 13, from the gunfire which would kill them both.

Jack, 15, and Jennifer Edwards, 13 died at the hands of their estranged father. Picture: AAP Image/Supplied Source: AAP

How is it that in Australia which has some of the tightest gun laws in the world, that this can happen?

It brings up a few questions but the question I really want to ask is would you take a bullet for a sibling, would the adrenaline kick in enough for you shield that sibling for a bullet.

My heart goes out to the mother.

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