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DC no longer has the gun ban... FYI (due to recent events)
Our right to bare arms is for the EXACT reasons you just explained. Yes, our military is one of the best armed in the world. Our right to bare arms is to STAND AGAINST TYRANNY. If our Government were to one day decide to try to make the second Holocaust, we would be able to defend ourselves from afore mentioned well armed military.
Although as a United States Marine I can honestly say that if my Commander told me to open fire on innocent civilians, I would shoot him in the face.
But the point stands true to this day. We bare arms to protect ourselves from tyranny (sp?).
You simply cannot compare the UK to the USA here. We were acknowledged our right to have guns thanks to to people like you who kept trying to kill us during the 1600s-1700s. ;)
Oh, and by the way, you do realize America is far more populated, so comparing numbers instead of percentages is really misleading. You also have murders by other weapons to factor in there. Since less people have guns in the UK, they use knives, crowbars, etc.
The US has 0.042802 per 1,000 people murdered.The UK has 0.0140633 per 1,000 people murdered.
So the US has twice as many people murdered. However, Washington, DC has a UK-like ban on handguns, and it has the highest murder rate in the US, by far. So, you cannot really compare the two...
has anybody heard from the mother? neighbours? friends? was there domestic violence and if so, under what charges?
and more is needed of the interview. the media can pick and choose pretty much want they want from the facts to make a story seem better.
Dunno. Seems a bit much for an 8-year-old.
wtf kid either you shot your dad three times or not... get the story straight
One was raping women on Baseline Road (afterwards he was dubbed with the title "The Baseline Rapist") and the other was shooting people at random in his car. Even killed a girl I knew from high school.
It was not until the third or fourth rape occurred that the local news even began covering that, and it was not until five or six weeks after the "Serial Shooter" got started that anyone even knew. Turns out there were two "serial shooters," but I digress.
I wonder - has anyone heard about the serial killings in Jennings (someone who doesn`t live in LA) that have been going on for a few years?
Just wondering, because it`s getting worse. Haven`t really heard anything about it on the national news much.
We`ll be doing the world a favor... population control as well as lower crime rate. Will this make you happy?
Because of guns? Or people with guns? Which one is it?? I say we vote to keep guns and get rid of people. Because without people, guns wouldn`t be imbued with a life of their own and start picking people at random in which to shoot.
SO I GUESS INSTEAD OF BANNING ROCKA ND ROLL, VIDEO GAMES, TRIGGER FINGERS AND SEX... WE SHOULD JUST BAN PEOPLE INSTEAD.
OK GUYS GO AWAY!!! WE ARE BANNING PEOPLE :)
typical tactic of gun nut lie your ass off to keep your weapons!
But I agree with runicakira wholeheartedly.
I think the kid was set up. =/ I have siblings that age, and they would never be strong enough to pull the trigger of a gun, not even a .22 rifle. Especially if they had to aim it at vital organs - there`s a reason .22 rifles are only used on small game. They`re not effective against anything much bigger than that.
Of course, maybe the evidence says otherwise, and he really is a psychopath in the making. x.x
That`s ridiculous and idiotic. Why would you want to ban procreation (I`m assuming you mean procreation, not sex). Are you gay? No trigger fingers? Are you telling me you want to forcibly remove index finger of over 7 billion people? What about children (That is, all the children that would be left of course you sick bastard). And what`s wrong with video games? The only people that are susceptible to that non-sense are the people that are already f`ed up anyway! I have no idea what`s wrong with you but you should just take a deep breath and reconsider your life.
"The kid is messed up. He sounded cheerful about it to me."
He`s 8 and he killed two ppl! Of course he freaking insane!!!
We may as well ban all sex because it obviously gives us the chance that an eight year old monster will come along.
Maybe we should cut off every persons trigger finger... that way, guns cannot possibly just get a mind of their own and start shooting unsuspecting Fathers out of the blue.
To recap: No sex, no video games, no smoking and no trigger fingers and absolutely no rock and roll.
Good job peeps, make it happen!
What a second. If the gun was locked up then the kid couldn`t have gotten a hold of it at all. How do you figure that? The kid needs a mental ward for sure, but how can an EIGHT yr old understand the consequences of that before he did it.
Heck, a lot of kids around here know how to use firearms and none of them go about shooting thier parents and uncle.
As for locking up the weapons... that logic might work if it where an accident. This wasn’t.
The kid is screwed up.
and not even that video games make it seem `right` to kill it just blurs the lines you know?no consequences in games huh?well guess what kid
its scary to think how desensitized we are...i blame videos games...but i play them so idki`d never shoot my dad
wow back when i was his age, i was still playing with toys, and watching cartoons 24/7kids grow up so fast..:/
poo, we`re ALLOWED to own guns in this country...? I thought the right to bare arms let me wear short sleeve shirts if I wanted to...
Wow, now all those 2nd amendment arguments make sense.
For your comment that says violence correlates to video games...wrong again. Here is one major study proving that it in fact DOESN`T
This was performed by the The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Again one of several studies proving that Video Games do not have a solid link to violence.
STFU it wasn`t video games for pete`s sake.read Ghostofme`s post.
It`s not because of video games, it`s not because of a `culture of violence,` it`s because that kid was taught how to shoot a weapon and because his father was doing something to that kid to set him off like that.
Lock him up with ALL the books from the suggested reading list and definitely no TV for the rest of his life. He should be permanently grounded.
Because of the 2nd Amendment that buys` gun told him to shoot those people. The right to bare arms is to blame completely for this.
BUSH LIED, PEOPLE DIED!!
I am not sure you could be any more wrong with your statement. It has been medically proven that video games do NOT increase violence in children and teenagers. But you wouldn`t have bothered to look that up before making that comment would you? It appears you favor snap judgments like most uninformed individuals.---
After watching this video a few times now it does sound as if the child has been coached. He sounds as if he is almost reading from a script, and has way too many "I think..." statements in it. What this video snippet doesn`t tell us is how long he was kept in the room with the "investigators".
As a Father of two young children I can say first hand that when my children have done something wrong they don`t sit there and tell me "I think I did it...", it is a straight forward "No" or "Yes".
Children are so easily coached and his confession doesn`t sound genuine.
"I think I shot my Dad"
Are you kidding? He`s 8!! 3rd grade. If we`re gonna try 8 year olds as adults we might as well just completely throw out the juvenile court system.
The juvenile court isn`t for kids too young to know what they`re doing. It`s for people who still have enough time to change themselves and live normal lives afterwards.
But at the same time, his constant "I thinks" make me skeptical. Is he being coached? Hell, Im on here to procrastinate from doing a paper on children as unreliable witnesses; if the question is worded even slightly wrong (Ie. "Did you see *a* broken window?" vs. "Did you see *the* broken window?") you can get very different, unaccurate answers. How you do you leading (even unintentionally leading) questions didnt help form this confession? Or someone, once again, coaching him?
I dont know what to think... but I hope it would be the second case :S
He murdered his family... as an 8 year old. Imagine him in 10 years."
Who knows... I`d think they should watch over him carefully after he leaves juvie, and just see if he can rehabilitate. Eight year olds can still be molded the right way... maybe...
but seriously, 8 year old that good with guns?
He needs help, but no jail`s going to help him.
I don`t get it.
Agreed. They need to lock him up in solitary confinement with the room being 110 degrees, no lights, and he would only be given a slice of stale bread and a cup of warm salty water a day.
Oh and also Rick Roll would be playing 24/7.
What the hell does this have to do with the Second Amendment? That comment is like saying "Three heers for letting people drive!" because someone was killed in a car accident. It isn`t the firearms fault, or in my example the cars fault. It is fault of the human!
If you are trying to point fingers at anyone, point them at the father or the individual that left the firearm where the child could get to it.
As for this video itself, it is to bad the child is disturbed to the point that he would be willing to do something like this. It makes you wonder what type of home life he has/had, most young children are a reflection of their home life.
great ad for gun control tho.
I mean, if the 8 year old knows how to get a gun & reload it, I`m with megann, that`s one of the main problems.
an 8-year-old knows how to reload a gun..?
i think thats the root of the problem right there.
"Was this bad??"
He murdered his family... as an 8 year old. Imagine him in 10 years.
I never want children.
That`s one of the funnier comments I`ve seen on here.
But I really don`t think he should be tried as a juvenile, he`s only eight. Don`t waste his childhood.
there`s the story for those who are interested.
I wonder if he was having post traumatic stress flashbacks from shooting a buck with his dad or something. the question still stans though WTF?
So I shot him.
So I shot him.
But yes, this was chilling to listen to. The thing is, I don`t think he realized the full extent of what he did. I`m sure he believes that death can be fixed, like a broken bone.
His father was an avid hunter and took his boy out all the time. The parents even bought him his own gun, though I can`t remember if it was his gun he shot the men with or not.
The kid doesn`t even sound like he`s apologetic, more of just whatever.
That is drated up, my friend.