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A troubling Craigslist ad

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by josiewales, Feb 14, 2013.

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  1. josiewales

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    Please put more info in your post when you put in a link.

    The link goes to an ad for a father that is trying to find a gun that his son supposedly sold on craigslist. The father wants it back and is willing to refund the money.

    I could be that the father really wants to know if his son is full of it and has the gun hidden somewhere...

    Jim
     
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    It kinda sounds like someone is feeding a drug habit if you ask me. I agree that he really needs a gun safe though.
     
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    Yeah dude, that's the post.
     
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    I realize that, but the original post had so little information that it was a candidate for being closed as a drive by post. I added the other info so that the thread could stay open and we could talk about it.

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    My apologies Fryerpower it has been corrected.

    What I find troubling is that a mentally disturbed kid stole his fathers gun and sold it without permission. If a person is mentally ill they should have NO access to ANY kind of firearm.
     
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    This times two.
     
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    No problem! I just did not want it to get closed.

    Scarry stuff. Did he steal it and sell it? Did he steal it and keep it for who knows what reason? Does the father really want it back or does he just want to know for sure that his son does not have it stashed somewhere, or both?

    If he still has it and is a trouble youth the father has every right to be worried and fits with your comment about 'isn't this how Newtown can start'.

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    What "mentally ill"? The ad says "troubled" which could mean anything. You say the ad is "troubling". Does this mean that anyone who reads it will be troubled?
     
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    Normally, a "troubled teen" is someone who is mentally disturbed (also known as going crazy). And yes you should be troubled(not in the crazy way). This very similar to what happened to Adam Lanza before the Sandy Hook shooting.
     
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    Words can mean different things to different people, especially in different parts of the country. I've seen and heard people use words so many different ways that I tend to seek more details before drawing any conclusions. There is little consensus on the meaning of "mentally ill", much less "troubled".

    I wasn't aware that Lanza sold any guns. Where was that reported?
     
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    Troubled could not necessarily refer to mental illness, could be he is like others said feeding a drug habit
     
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    Words can mean different things to different people, especially in different parts of the country. I've seen and heard people use words so many different ways that I tend to seek more details before drawing any conclusions. There is little consensus on the meaning of "mentally ill", much less "troubled".

    And this, my friends, is the problem with the current round of proposals to deny firearms to those who may be "mentally distrubed." What exactly does that mean, and who is going to make that determination?
     
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    Who knows on Craigs list what is legit or not. If it were someone I knew I would advise them to get in touch with local athorities, prior to someone possiblly getting hurt or worse with said gun.
    The police will give him the respect he deserves if it was indeed a mistake and the boy is mentally defficient. He will get a slap on the wrist for not having them locked up better than he did, but god forbid someone is killed with that gun, he will be charged as an accessory.
     
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    Shame on dad for making firearms accessible to his disturbed son. The price could have been far worse than a lost gun.
     
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    You don't know what you're talking about.
     
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    Not reported than Lanza sold any gun(s). It was reported that he took them without permission of the owner, his mother. And that is similarity enough.

    Lost Sheep
     
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    I cringe at the thought of the spanking that I would have received if I'd done something like that when I was a kid.
     
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    You know that's right. Kept me out of more than a few bad decisions growing up. Ya think more kids just need a good old fashion butt whoopin? I do, beats Prozac or Ridelin any day.
     
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    I have to agree with the posters who say "troubled teen" is Not always in fact only seldom refers to mentally ill, in my experience it almost always point to a drug problem, and more often then not stealing. And on occasion alcohol/underage smoking.
     
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    Every teen I've met in the past 45 years have been 'troubled', in one way or another. Thankfully, most were 'troubled' by what they wanted to be when they grew up, what college prep courses to take, finding their first real job while still in school, what to make Mom for Mother's Day dinner, how to properly wash & wax Dad's old Camaro, how to reach Eagle Scout, where to find condoms, getting to the library to study with classmates for finals, how to stay away from drugs and still maintain a school social life, who to ask out for the prom, trying to juggle baseball or soccer or tennis during the school year.......ad nauseum.

    So yes, not all 'troubled' teens are ticking time bombs.....:D
     
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    Any son who is brazen enough to swipe and sell his dads belongings is certainly "Troubled".
    The fact that he stole a gun and sold it to an unknown CL buyer is reason enough for me to assign some degree of mental illness to the little creep. Say what ever you like but the fact remains this kid cannot be trusted in his own home. If he were my son he would be talking with the police and I honestly would not care where or how that ended up. If he will take my guns then I would assume he would steal my credit cards, jewelery or even my car or truck and he is dangerous to himself and all who are around him.

    My own father would have busted my jaw back in a time when discipline was acceptable and idiot kids got taught by the back of a hand or a belt.
     
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    He should just just report the gun stolen and let them know he thinks his son may have stolen it.
     
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    I should have said, a teen who is referred too as troubled is normally mentally ill or disturbed.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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