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Just be sure your son likes your new girlfriend...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by dooley_womack1, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Or at least lock up your guns.
  3. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Lock up the guns? This was the 11 year olds personal weapon.

    The shotgun used is designed for children and has a shorter arm and such weapons do not have to be registered
  4. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    Bad choices all around. But in the end, if the kid shot her, he deserves what he gets. She sure didn't.
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Houk's family and friends, who gathered at her parents' house Saturday night, told The Associated Press that there had been past problems with the boy.
    "He actually told my son that he wanted to do that to her," said Houk's brother-in-law, Jason Kraner. "There was an issue with jealousy."

    The boy's father, Christopher Brown, is "a mess" and had no indication his son had a problem with Houk, Elisco said.

    So the woman's family knew the kid had some problems but his father -- who made sure the kid knew how to use his "no need to register it" kiddie shotgun -- didn't?
    More great parenting.
  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I blame Halo .
  7. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    He's 11. He's in no way capable of thinking like an adult. JFC.
  8. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Exactly. It's time to analyze what kind of music this kid was listening to and what kind of video games he was playing. Cause we know it's gotta be that. Couldn't possibly be the parenting.

  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Maybe he is a pirates fan and snapped
  10. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    If that's his defense, he'll get off for sure.
  11. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    An 11 year old knows that if you point a gun at a person and pull the trigger, someone is going to get hurt.

    You can argue (probably correctly) that the boy had emotional problems and psychological and psychiatric issues that should factor into how the crime is treated, but it's just wrong to say an 11 year old doesn't understand.

    I wish the laws provided that anyone who buys, sells, or manufactures guns for minors can be charged as an accessory when those guns are used to commit crimes.
  12. pallister

    pallister Guest

    He's certainly capable of killing like one, though.

    There's gotta be a middle ground here. His age is a mitigating factor, but you can't write off murder as "childish behavior" and give the kid a pass.
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