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8 year old shoots two

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Hook686, Nov 10, 2008.

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  1. Hook686

    Hook686 Member

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    How will the anti's spin this ? How can the anti's spin be mitigated ?




    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081108/ap_on_re_us/child_charged
     
  2. Apple a Day

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    Put this together with the idiot who handed his kid (another 8 year old, wasn't it?) a micro-Uzi and the kid promptly shot himself in the head, and it's all prime fodder for the anti-gun crowd. The kid with the Uzi was just tragically stupid. I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around an 8 year old committing a double murder, though. I have to imagine that there's more to this story than seen at first blush.

    Expect them to be used to push laws demanding gun locks, storing ammo and guns separate/dismantled, though. It's for the children, after all.
    How to mitigate it? Man, with these two cases I'm not sure what to say except that they're statistically odd incidences.
     
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    I'm actually hoping that it IS a case of false confession... 8 years old, for crying out loud!


    Me, too..
     
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    I CRINGE when I read this stuff. Fodder for the Brady Bunch.
     
  5. Beagle-zebub

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    That's not legally feasible, is it? The lowest I've heard for "charging as adults children who commit adult crimes" is the age of 14.
     
  6. Old Fuff

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    Well here in Arizona it's the second case in the last few weeks. In Cochise County a 12 year-old shot his mother to death for no apparent reason.

    I have no good answers in either case, mostly because very little information has been released. Obviously the police made a mistake (maybe a big one) by questioning the boy when neither a parent or attorney was present. But on the other side of the coin, his father was dead, his mother was living in another state, and no attorney had been appointed by the court at that time. I can understand why the police were trying to make heads or tails of the situation because when the questioning went on they weren't sure who did the shooting or why.

    Will the anti-gun media try to use all of this? Probably, but I suspect they will wait until more information is released. A mis-step could leave them with egg on their face. There must be more to both stories then we are seeing here.
     
  7. Art Eatman

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    If we really knew anything about the facts of this deal beyond this minimum, it might be worthwhile for discussion. As it is, it's just fodder for speculations and wasted bandwidth.
     
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