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Grandpa gets baby gun as gift, dad gets baby a gun permit

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by EStreetJoe, May 16, 2007.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    sorry if this is a d_b, but the searches I did came up empty

    http://news.aol.com/topnews/articles/_a/baby-bubba-gets-state-gun-permit/20070516104709990002?ncid=NWS00010000000001


    Please tell me... who's dumber? Gramps for giving a 10 month old a Beretta (endangering the welfare of a child?), Dad for allowing the gift to be given and applying for the permit, or the state police for actually issuing the permit?
     
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I don't see how the child is being endangered when the story says the shotgun will be kept at grandpa's house.

    And if grandpa bought a nice over/under Beretta for the kid, Bubba might be able to sell if for several thousand dollars once he hits driving age.
     
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    All of the above, EStreet.

    Pop and Grandpa should be in jail for child abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.
     
  4. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    Bubba doesn't have much of a shot in life, huh?
     
  5. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Story says "probably" be kept at gramps' house.

    That's if Bubba doesn't use the Beretta on someone else first.
     
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    As I said, I think this gift from the grandfather will turn into an investment piece. Beretta shotguns are high-dollar pieces that appreciate in value over the years.
     
  7. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    The recoil on a 12-gauge will throw that baby back a good ten feet. Seriously, I doubt he will be able to physically shoot the thing until he's at least 12, and that's only if he's worked his way up starting with a .22.
     
  8. Not if he can't shoot for shit.
     
  9. I also forgot to add how completely surprised this is in Chicago and not a few hundred more likely places where they happily call kids, "Bubba."
     
  10. Jones

    Jones Active Member

    That's good stuff.
     
  11. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Maybe it's precisely because Bubba lives in Chicago. If he lives in, say, Cabrini-Green, he'll be an outcast if he grows up not knowing how to handle a firearm.
     
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Only in Chicago.
     
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