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Date: 11/01/08 09:58 PM

122 Responses to Trick or Treater shot 30 times.

  1. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2008 at 9:58 pm
    Link: Trick or Treater shot 30 times. - He must`ve run out of candy
  2. Profile photo of jeffkodine
    jeffkodine Male 18-29
    58 posts
    November 1, 2008 at 10:03 pm
    Wow, what an unbelievably tacky title. Way to have zero class.

    And the trick-or-treater was shot you moron, it doesn`t even make any sense anyway

  3. Profile photo of Xan238
    Xan238 Male 18-29
    287 posts
    November 1, 2008 at 10:04 pm
    wow, that is very depressing...
  4. Profile photo of hehehenerd
    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    November 1, 2008 at 10:07 pm
    Ouch, kindof a depressing story, the description was a little unnecessary...but we live on
  5. Profile photo of maceizballin
    maceizballin Male 13-17
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    November 1, 2008 at 10:07 pm
    just horrible...why is "news" so depressing?
  6. Profile photo of Mjustin
    Mjustin Male 18-29
    335 posts
    November 1, 2008 at 10:09 pm
    The police chief`s name is Patty Patterson.
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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2008 at 10:10 pm
    That must have been a damn good costume.
  8. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2008 at 10:14 pm
    maceizballin: Because "good news" doesn`t make profitable headlines.

    If your paper is in a vending machine, you want people who walk by to say "OH MY GOD!" and rummage through their pockets for a quarter to buy the paper. Having a headline like this SHOCKS and AMAZES people. Having a headline like "Green energy now has more fans" gives us a "oh that`s nice, but I`m not going to buy a paper for it." feeling.

    Unfortunately until we do away with monetary systems, Ethics will always come second to profit. ( -_-)

  9. Profile photo of sixclaws13
    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2008 at 10:19 pm
    Please, no more gun control debates.
  10. Profile photo of KeePay
    KeePay Male 18-29
    494 posts
    November 1, 2008 at 10:28 pm
    I`m wondering how a paranoid ex-convict got hold of this kind of weaponry, anyway.

    Besides, this story is sick, and that man needs to be locked up for life.

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    Scythe246 Male 13-17
    191 posts
    November 1, 2008 at 10:30 pm
    Damn...
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    plowerd Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2008 at 10:32 pm
    holy pucking GOD. thats a bit of an over-reaction. i mean, did he do that after anyone knocks on his door? AND he was robbed in december last year, so you cant blame it on "Halloween" good lord. thats just crazy...remind me to skip that house next year...
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    luckyse7en Male 13-17
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    November 1, 2008 at 10:33 pm
    Some things people would do for candy.
  14. Profile photo of d_katman
    d_katman Male 13-17
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    November 1, 2008 at 10:37 pm
    umm from his point of view.
    it sounds perfectly fine. i`m not sure what being an ex-con is important about specially since they don`t specify what it is. it could be something really stupid for pete`s sake.
    i too. would buy an ak47 (i`d actually prolly get a g36) if i had been robbed and shot.
    it makes perfect sense. darwins theory even supports this man as being somewhat `intelligent`

    dear creationists counter this point:
    american money has all this metaphorical religious stuff on it
    worth = nothing

    british money has darwin
    worth > american money

  15. Profile photo of cahalla
    cahalla Female 18-29
    961 posts
    November 1, 2008 at 10:39 pm
    Wow... def should have left his lights off if he didnt want trick or treaters. Cant say he didnt know it was halloween
  16. Profile photo of Smashking
    Smashking Male 18-29
    773 posts
    November 1, 2008 at 10:39 pm
    "3 counts of assault and battery with intent to kill
    1 count of assault with intent to kill"

    Not much into legal lingo, I iz confuzzled...


    Im thinking he was JUST a tad crazy for not looking outside to even see if they were intending to rob. Even if they were, upon opening the door they`d be at point-blank range, probably not even requiring shots.

  17. Profile photo of Midge210
    Midge210 Female 18-29
    236 posts
    November 1, 2008 at 10:42 pm
    what the hell is wrong with people?

    this story made me wanna cry. how horrible.
    he was just trick-or-treating.

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    oddstef Female 18-29
    204 posts
    November 1, 2008 at 10:44 pm
    katman...is it perfectly fine to shoot someone who rang your doorbell? cos to me that seems like what you are saying.
    Darwin has nothing to do with this
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    November 1, 2008 at 10:48 pm
    WTH? Robbers knock on doors now? This guy is a drating moron and should be distanced from society. That is the bottom of stupid.
  20. Profile photo of sup_weenie
    sup_weenie Female 18-29
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    November 1, 2008 at 11:02 pm
    Thats insane.

    the shooter couldn`t just look out side first?

    30 times.

    Thats man slaughter.

  21. Profile photo of iSteal
    iSteal Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2008 at 11:10 pm
    That`s America for ya
  22. Profile photo of Jezuzfreak40
    Jezuzfreak40 Male 13-17
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    November 1, 2008 at 11:13 pm
    Jeez, I`m not knocking at his door
  23. Profile photo of AnwarNova
    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2008 at 11:13 pm
    ...you shoot at people who knock on your door..on HOLLOWEEN?

    and katman..what the hell are you going on about.

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    kcpd2050 Male 40-49
    330 posts
    November 1, 2008 at 11:16 pm
    What a complete waste of sperm. He should be given the electric chair....30 times.
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    Filipino916 Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2008 at 11:18 pm
    Wow IAB was that description necessary. It evoked a laugh from me until I read the article. Maybe I`m a bit sensitive to these issues. I feel sorry for the family.
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    alfietoon Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2008 at 11:24 pm
    aww come on he shouted TRICK!
  27. Profile photo of KX250F
    KX250F Male 13-17
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    November 1, 2008 at 11:32 pm
    I don`t think it`s legal to own fully-auto firearms in America. And if it was semi-auto, that would have tooken quite some time to empty 30 rounds.
  28. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2008 at 11:39 pm
    To KX250F: Without gun control, it actually is legal to own a fully automatic firearm, as long as it`s kept in a gun rack and registered.

    Gun control is not a bad thing. Sure it goes against the "Right to bare arms" amendment, but that was written in the times where it took 5 minutes to reload between shots, so domestic killings happened very seldom.

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    Norris Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2008 at 11:40 pm
    hmm, wonder is SC has a death penalty..hopefully it does.
  30. Profile photo of doomncandy
    doomncandy Female 18-29
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    November 1, 2008 at 11:40 pm
    that gave me shivers, some little kid has been so excited this week counting down the days till he got to get free candy, trying on his costume over and over again to see if he missed any detail. All he was doing was walking up to the next house thinking of how he`s going to compare to all his friends candy stash at school on monday.


    This world makes me sick to my stomach sometimes.

  31. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 12:00 am
    *Laughs at the irony of doomncandy`s name*

    But I get what katman is saying.
    If you were robbed and shot, you would get some kind of home security. Whether it be electronic call the cops wait 20 hours for them to get there, or a gun.
    An AK47 might be overkill, but a simple handgun would suffice.
    How a con got a gun is something else.
    SEEEE? Gun control doesn`t effect criminals, they effect citizens. Yay logic!

  32. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
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    November 2, 2008 at 12:07 am
    Maybe the `Right to Bare arms` wasnt such a good idea. Just sayin....
  33. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 12:17 am
    I-am-emo: Maybe the `Right to Bare arms` wasnt such a good idea. Just sayin....

    He was a con, since when do cons listen to the law? He would have that gun with or without that right. Just sayin...

  34. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
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    November 2, 2008 at 12:41 am
    Point considered. He`s an Ex-con how the hell did he get an AK-47 in the first place?
  35. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 12:44 am
    Right. He thought it was a robber. He had no idea what day it was, or who it could possibly be knocking at his door at what was probably 7 in the evening ON HALLOWEEN.

    Hopefully he gets his once he gets to jail. They don`t take kindly to his kind there.

  36. Profile photo of yen223
    yen223 Male 18-29
    342 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 12:51 am
    "He was a con, since when do cons listen to the law? He would have that gun with or without that right. Just sayin... "

    I don`t quite understand this logic, does this mean that people get robbed all the time, with noregards to the law, so you should legalise robbery?

  37. Profile photo of _Perfection_
    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 1:15 am
    Maybe it`s because I`m drunk, or maybe it`s because I think innocent 12 year olds shouldn`t be shot, hell, it could be because I have a brain, but for gods sake, katman, if anyone ever says something so callous and absurdly stupid in my physical presence, I will knock them out. Perfectly fine? Okay jack*ss, because a f*cking robber, is definitely going to knock. And oh, wait a second, his porch light was on? ON F*CKING HALLOWEEN??
    Yeah, it`s probably the alcohol talking, but man, I am violent right now.
  38. Profile photo of _Perfection_
    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 1:15 am
    Idiot
  39. Profile photo of Xbalde
    Xbalde Male 13-17
    140 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 1:21 am
    Holy s*it! He killed Tay Zonday! that bastard!
  40. Profile photo of Kinga750
    Kinga750 Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 1:50 am
    Yeah that caption was a bit much.

    In any case I find it surprising they found no drugs in his system. This is not rational behavior by any standards (irrational even for someone on drugs, actually).

  41. Profile photo of patthebaker
    patthebaker Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 2:09 am
    TAY ZONDAY???
  42. Profile photo of Kahedro
    Kahedro Male 13-17
    28 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 2:12 am
    why!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? why did that have so many !s and ?s? and why did that kid have to die
  43. Profile photo of loljessifa
    loljessifa Female 18-29
    264 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 2:18 am
    That`s just horriffic.
    I`m not being funny but you don`t hear stuff like that happening in Britain.
    You just hear a load of moaning.
  44. Profile photo of phco3
    phco3 Female 18-29
    220 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 2:58 am
    mmm errr well... I`m glad we have the "right to bare arms" otherwise it would get really hot in the summer - what with having to wear long sleeves all the time.
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    oddstef Female 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 3:23 am
    lol phco3...so tasteless yet so funny
  46. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    November 2, 2008 at 3:24 am
    "That`s just horriffic.
    I`m not being funny but you don`t hear stuff like that happening in Britain.
    You just hear a load of moaning."
    Sadly you`re wrong:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_R...

    On topic: I feel bad for laughing at the picture because he resembles Tay Zonday.

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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 3:25 am
    and to add to gorgak2000
    a few years ago, some bloke actually got hung on halloween and there was another years ad years ago who was actually burnt on a bonfire
  48. Profile photo of in2gooh
    in2gooh Female 18-29
    317 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 3:44 am
    America will never learn that guns do more harm then good.
  49. Profile photo of Rep0st
    Rep0st Female 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 3:46 am
    I-America-B***h
  50. Profile photo of pdjr
    pdjr Male 40-49
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    November 2, 2008 at 4:14 am
    This because of idiots like Sarah Palin and her ilk, how hateful is a nation when a trick or treat kid is riddled to death... shame on america for loving guns.
  51. Profile photo of Evildick
    Evildick Male 30-39
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    November 2, 2008 at 4:28 am
    I think Everyone missed these important details...

    "Police said they also charged a 19-year-old in his home, Ericka Patrice Pee, with obstruction of justice when she was caught trying to run away after the shooting with $7,500 in cash. Patterson did not give an explanation for the money."

    And...

    ...Patterson said Patrick had multiple drug convictions ...

    Ya want to bet that he was running a Meth lab out of the house?

    As far as it goes, as a convicted criminal, it was illegal for him to own a firearm. It is very naive of folks to think that taking away law abiding Americans right to own arms will affect the criminal`s ability to obtain weapons.

    To support that argument; I would like to remind you that the failed "war on drugs" has done little to stop the Billions of dollars worth of drugs from coming across the borders and the efforts of the INS have done little to stop 5 million of illegals either.

  52. Profile photo of Evildick
    Evildick Male 30-39
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    November 2, 2008 at 4:34 am
    @pdjr

    I suppose children are never killed in Europe?

    Remember, that rifle did not jump up and unload an entire magazine at an innocent 12 year old.

    Blaming guns for crime is like blaming pens and pencils for misspelled words or keyboards for typos.

  53. Profile photo of Evildick
    Evildick Male 30-39
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    November 2, 2008 at 4:44 am
    @Batmanners & KX250F

    IANAL

    I believe it is legal to own a fully automatic firearm so long as the owner has a Federal Firearms License (There are several types some allow for automatic weapons, some don`t)

    OR....

    A private citizen can purchase on from a FFL license holder on what is known as a Form 4

    I believe the lock laws are locally defined and not at a federal level.

  54. Profile photo of CheezeMonkey
    CheezeMonkey Male 13-17
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    November 2, 2008 at 4:47 am
    i hate articles like this because this starts hate wars against America. well guess what crime is all over the world we just report more of! there is murder everywhere there is rape everywhere there are drugs everywhere get over it!
  55. Profile photo of i-am-horny
    i-am-horny Male 13-17
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    November 2, 2008 at 4:48 am
    owned
    29 rounds not 30, OP
  56. Profile photo of i-am-horny
    i-am-horny Male 13-17
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    November 2, 2008 at 4:49 am
    theres not been any rapes or murders in europe ever so shut up now!
  57. Profile photo of i-am-horny
    i-am-horny Male 13-17
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    November 2, 2008 at 4:51 am

  58. Profile photo of CheezeMonkey
    CheezeMonkey Male 13-17
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    November 2, 2008 at 4:52 am
    did i specify Europe? i believe not.
  59. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 5:19 am
    Sunday, November 2, 2008 4:47:20 AM
    i hate articles like this because this starts hate wars against America. well guess what crime is all over the world we just report more of! there is murder everywhere there is rape everywhere there are drugs everywhere get over it!

    Yeah but it isn`t considered a right to own a gun everywhere...

  60. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 5:29 am
    oh and to the people saying that its illegal to own that type of gun in the US, surely its a tiny step from being allowed one type of gun to owning a different type? Rather than the big step of just owning any type of gun in most countries...

    Look at the graph on this page:
    http://www.gun-control-network.org/GF01....

    see how America has the second highest gun ownership and also the most firearm deaths (per 10000 so its equal for each country) by a significant margin...

  61. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
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    November 2, 2008 at 5:31 am
    "Yeah but it isn`t considered a right to own a gun everywhere."

    What were they trying to combat when they legalised the right to own guns, rather sharp pitchforks? sewing needles?

  62. Profile photo of Vikstar
    Vikstar Female 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 5:36 am
    The difference is with gun crime in the UK and the rest of europe is that if a child gets shot over here it`s BIG news for weeks during the investigations and everything. It`s very rare - so rare as to be shocking every single time, not just where the circumstances are dramatic like this case.

    Poor kid, RIP. My heart goes out to the family.

    People can make all kinds of comparisons arguing that it`s people who kill people and not guns - pens don`t make typos or whatever, but neither do pens kill someone stone dead with a single shot - typo or not. Totally incomparable.

  63. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
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    November 2, 2008 at 5:37 am
    "it makes perfect sense. darwins theory even supports this man as being somewhat `intelligent`"

    Even if the twelve year old was intending to `pop a cap in his ass` and `make off with his bling` he could still go down for manslaughter. Doesnt sound to intelligent to me.

  64. Profile photo of WHOISIT12345
    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 5:38 am
    damm.....
  65. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
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    November 2, 2008 at 5:42 am
    There isnt much violence in Australia, in my opinion (although I`ve been known to be rather ignorant, I`m sure some one will shove a link in my face) there are a few gang threats today tonight love to rave about, but without the distribution of weaponry its rather... calm... except for the dingos. Thieving bastards!
  66. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 5:43 am
    "What were they trying to combat when they legalised the right to own guns, rather sharp pitchforks? sewing needles?"

    lol, obviously trying to combat other people with guns. Fighting firearms with firearms...

    Typical American thinking with this, "shoot them first then they can`t shoot you"

  67. Profile photo of Evildick
    Evildick Male 30-39
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    November 2, 2008 at 5:51 am
    @Danthew

    First, You should choose more "neutral" sources for your statistics. Referencing a blatant anti-gun page is always going to return anti-gun numbers. Just like referencing a pro-gun site will always return pro-gun numbers.

    Second, I think you`re way too focused on guns as the root cause of the problems. If you did a little deeper, I believe, you`ll discover that the overall homicide rate (not just the firearm rates) coincide fairly closely to the gun numbers.

    The implication is that the problem is not caused by the presence of firearms (however, it may be exasperated) and is likely, cultural or, at least sub-cultural.

    I submit to all that the continued persecution of guns is a societal effort to avoid responsibility for the creation and growth of a violent society.

    Try the BJS website for your future numbers (http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/welcome.html)


    "Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please."

    -Mark Twain<

  68. Profile photo of Silverlake
    Silverlake Male 13-17
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    November 2, 2008 at 5:51 am
    danthew, thats only rednecks and gangsters
    do your research first
    douche
  69. Profile photo of Overmann
    Overmann Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 6:02 am
    Pretty tasteless headline, don`t you think?
  70. Profile photo of haxxorz
    haxxorz Male 13-17
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    November 2, 2008 at 6:09 am
    This is why Halloween Sucks.
    Oh.
    And wait for them to walk into your house before you shoot them.
    Trick-o-Treating ends at the doorstep.
  71. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 6:14 am
    evildick (<-thats probably going to censor...), I wasn`t taking this that seriously, I just googled gun crime percentage and then used the first page I came across... also read the bit at the bottom of that graph, it says it was done by The International Crime and Justice Research Institute. That sounds like a reasonably neutral source to me...

    And silverlake, "thats only rednecks and gangsters" still Americans...


    You can`t expect to reduce gun related deaths by giving the victims guns too. Thats just so not logical...

  72. Profile photo of Maksie99
    Maksie99 Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 6:17 am
    Wow. Now lemme ask again. Why does America really need guns?
  73. Profile photo of Pendergast
    Pendergast Female 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 6:20 am
    Do you people think an ex convict that would shoot a kid for knocking on a door is a typical American? Gun control/banning/etc will only take guns away from law abiding people... not this dumbass.

    Crap like this will still happen even if there is a gun ban as people like him will still get guns.

  74. Profile photo of Ignorant
    Ignorant Female 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 6:22 am
    Could you imagine being the mom, watching the rest of her family being gunned down and one son getting killed.
  75. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 6:23 am
    also to add to my reply to evildick, there is a table on that page too that shows America with the second highest gun deaths by "other including accidents" (ie not homicide or suicide) beaten only by France. There are other interesting statistics on that page too.
  76. Profile photo of murrymalty
    murrymalty Female 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 6:26 am
    oh poor him someone broke into his home last year, let him go he`s suffering
    or
    shoot him 29 times
  77. Profile photo of Discomonkey
    Discomonkey Male 13-17
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    November 2, 2008 at 6:32 am
    i dont think an ex-convict would be able to get an ak47 from a legit gun store, but that doesnt mean everyone else cant
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    perhapsmaybe Female 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 6:36 am
    "Maksie99
    Male, 13-17, Europe
    345 Posts Sunday, November 2, 2008 6:17:23 AM
    Wow. Now lemme ask again. Why does America really need guns?"

    My Dad carries around a pistol with him everywhere he goes. If that had happened to either me or any one of my sisters, that guy would`ve been dead in a second. Which is exactly what he deserves. And even if it was illegal to own guns,those who are willing to kill someone in the first place would manage to get one probably through theft. Its better to make them legal so that innocent citizens can defend themselves.

  79. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
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    November 2, 2008 at 6:42 am
    "Crap like this will still happen even if there is a gun ban as people like him will still get guns."

    You know why? Because someone made a smart ass decision to produce and distribute guns across America. Now I`m not saying Americans are any more violent than their fellow human being but. Well... give a man a ball and he`ll bounce it give a man a puzzle and he`ll solve it, but give a man a gun, and he sure as hell aint gonna hammer nails in with it.

  80. Profile photo of Tay-Dor
    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
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    November 2, 2008 at 6:47 am
    Gun controls laws only serve to keep guns out of the hands of responsible citizens.
  81. Profile photo of eggsnham
    eggsnham Male 13-17
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    November 2, 2008 at 6:59 am
    what a f*cking bastard
  82. Profile photo of mrpopenfresh
    mrpopenfresh Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 7:05 am
    I thought this was going to be Faux News fromt he Onion.
  83. Profile photo of ty651
    ty651 Male 13-17
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    November 2, 2008 at 7:06 am
    well assualt rifles ARE illegal in the US, aren`t they? I know there illegal in Tennessee.
    Besides, the guy was sufffering from post traumatic stress from somthing that happened almost a year ago. Why was he allowed to own any guns at all?
  84. Profile photo of NOCASH
    NOCASH Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 7:10 am
    guns are good for one thing killing, do we really need to be killing eachother?
  85. Profile photo of kinbushi
    kinbushi Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 7:17 am
    Please, everyone just stay at home and never go out. It is safe. The smaller our world becomes the better off we are.
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    Ace-G Male 13-17
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    November 2, 2008 at 7:25 am
    lulz
  87. Profile photo of risingflamez
    risingflamez Female 13-17
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    November 2, 2008 at 7:32 am
    that`s a sick caption.. the kid was shot to death for christ`s sake. don`t poke fun of it. =\

    RIP, and prayers to his family.. this was an unecessary death.

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    sher1983 Female 18-29
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    November 2, 2008 at 7:46 am
    perhapsmaybe "My Dad carries around a pistol with him everywhere he goes."

    I thought it was illegal to carry weapons with you. Thought you had to keep it in one spot.

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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    November 2, 2008 at 7:53 am
    Risingflamez:

    You should, perhaps, attend the funeral and send flowers to the family... you know... since you care so much about this particular person.

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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 7:55 am
    "I thought it was illegal to carry weapons with you. Thought you had to keep it in one spot."

    Why are so many people so flippn` ignorant about firearms, laws and the proper use of...etc. ???

    THE INTERNET CAN BE USED FOR MUCH MORE THAN POSTING ON FORUMS! Look it up dummy!

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    BoomBox Male 13-17
    1232 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 8:00 am
    Kids like candy, not lead, how can you not understand that?
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    YOUREWINNER Male 18-29
    534 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 8:30 am
    i don`t care
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    isuckatskool Male 13-17
    72 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 8:52 am
    hey splurbyburbl... why dont you shut the drat up
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    hehehenerd Male 13-17
    5973 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 9:20 am
    Now guys, lets keep the personal user attacks to oursleves, if you want to tell someone to shut up, at least do it with some class
  95. Profile photo of Ruswut
    Ruswut Male 18-29
    1266 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 9:24 am
    "An ex-convict who thought he was being robbed gunned down a 12-year-old...after hearing a knock on the door"

    o.O is that the BEST excuse he could come up with... he knocked on my door so i assumed he was trying to rob me and an assult rifle was the best way to cope with this? That guy NEEDS the death penalty, seriously, get him outta the gene pool.

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    Aciliveth Male 18-29
    285 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 9:45 am
    I thought at first police shot the kids... either way it`s terrible what happened. Man`s got serious issues and needs some hardcore punishment.
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    piemaster Male 18-29
    226 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 9:54 am
    Since when do burglars knock?
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    d3xy Female 18-29
    179 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 10:08 am
    That`s so sad
    :[
    Poor kid and his family.
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
    4376 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 10:25 am
    I don`t give a rats ass if this guy supposedly has "PTSD". He wasn`t home alone and if people knew he was unstabled they would have made sure the porch light was off and for him notto answer the door. But honestly I don`t buy that PTSD crap. It was Halloween, what was he expecting to find at the door? A puppy?
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    iambluebeard Male 30-39
    338 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 10:58 am
    when i first saw the tag line i thought i`d leave a funny comment..... now i cant. Just sad. Although her last name was Pee.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 11:08 am
    That`s what I thought, Pie...

    Just the fact that he was waiting with a gun with him scares me.

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    caboose117 Male 13-17
    1204 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 12:16 pm
    "
    I don`t give a rats ass if this guy supposedly has "PTSD". He wasn`t home alone and if people knew he was unstabled they would have made sure the porch light was off and for him notto answer the door. But honestly I don`t buy that PTSD crap. It was Halloween, what was he expecting to find at the door? A puppy?"

    Actually, a burglary on Halloween would be quite unexpected, and the ex-convict could be anticipating one just for that reason.

    But really, spraying that many rounds into a poor little could was a bit overkill.

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    doomncandy Female 18-29
    128 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 12:34 pm
    Duckboy:
    *laughs at the irony on doomncandys name*

    HA, just got it, yes, very ironic.

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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
    1767 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 12:38 pm
    Thirty friggin bullets? He was more lead than man by the time that sicko ended. Holy crap. Criminals nowadays don`t even respect your friggin corpse. And what reason did he have to shoot a boy? Throw him in a dungeon for the rest of his miserable existence.
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    Gerbear Female 18-29
    1186 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 4:28 pm
    Whoa, for a second there I was expecting Florida or Jersey, but I was sadly disappointed in South Carolina. What?!
    But on a serious note, this is really tragic. This is why Halloween is getting worse and worse for me. If kids can`t even go out (and by kids I include people like me, despite the fact I`m *ahem* in high school) to have fun, what has our world come to? When we have to worry about our own safety because are toting around guns ready to fire them off at any occassion?
    Innocence is ruined because of these people.

    "Holy s*it! He killed Tay Zonday! that bastard!"

    Just a tad insensitive.

    "but neither do pens kill someone stone dead with a single shot - typo or not."

    Um, I`m forced to bring up the Dark Knight here. Am I bad person? =X

  106. Profile photo of sixclaws13
    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
    2314 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 4:31 pm
    "i-am-emo

    Maybe the `Right to Bare arms` wasnt such a good idea. Just sayin...."

    You claim to be emo. Nothing you say matters. Just sayin`.

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    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
    2314 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 4:32 pm
    "pdjr

    This because of idiots like Sarah Palin and her ilk, how hateful is a nation when a trick or treat kid is riddled to death... shame on america for loving guns."

    If you can make a case that Sarah Palin killed him, I will mail you a check for $1,000.

  108. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
    1204 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 4:38 pm
    "
    Thirty friggin bullets? He was more lead than man by the time that sicko ended. Holy crap. Criminals nowadays don`t even respect your friggin corpse. And what reason did he have to shoot a boy? Throw him in a dungeon for the rest of his miserable existence."

    Way to read the whole article... he clearly stated his intentions.


    But I`m almost 100% sure it`s illegal to carry automatic weapons, I`m pretty sure AK-47s fall under that category.
    Correct me if I`m mistaken.

  109. Profile photo of HOLYCRAP1234
    HOLYCRAP1234 Male 13-17
    1468 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 6:10 pm
    perhapsmaybe
    My Dad carries around a pistol with him everywhere he goes. If that had happened to either me or any one of my sisters, that guy would`ve been dead in a second. Which is exactly what he deserves. And even if it was illegal to own guns,those who are willing to kill someone in the first place would manage to get one probably through theft. Its better to make them legal so that innocent citizens can defend themselves.

    + + + + + + +

    I really disagree, that`s a stupi-- Oh, eastern US.
    Nevermind. Makes sense now.

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    uncleduck Male 18-29
    302 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 6:17 pm
    ""But I`m almost 100% sure it`s illegal to carry automatic weapons, I`m pretty sure AK-47s fall under that category.
    Correct me if I`m mistaken.""

    Automatic weapons can be obtained, but there are many hoops to jump through. Plus they`re expensive as only ones built domestically before 1986 or imported before 1968 are allowed.

    However, there are many semi-automatic AK-47 variants that are as legal as any other rifle in most US states. So just because it`s called an AK-47 doesn`t mean it`s an automatic.

    Depending on Patrick`s prior convictions it might have been illegal for him to own even a semi-automatic rifle though.

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    mypreciousss Female 18-29
    134 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 8:12 pm
    ok i totally have a gun liscense and i have an 7.62 Saiga which is basically an authentic AK 47. i just think i look hot with it. and how ignorant of holycrap1234 for generalizing the eastern united states. its matters not what part of the country you are from, some people just think guns are cool. i pity the ignorant fools who believe guns kill people. people kill people! the gun is an inanimate object and obviously does not have a mind of its own.
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    mypreciousss Female 18-29
    134 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 8:14 pm
    oh and the ak came from a dusty old warehouse in russia. obtained totally illegally at a gun show! screw big brother!
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    ElDavo Male 18-29
    2149 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 8:55 pm
    @holycrap: that`s just ignorant. Don`t ever talk to anyone about anything ever again.

    I don`t know what to say about this article. Why would they let a convict own an automatic weapon? Why would the family stop at some random house? Why would he feel the need to unload 30 rounds? And how do you treat this if he really did suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome because he was robbed? If he goes to jail, he`s going to be brutally murdered by other inmates because he killed a kid.

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    bonzoello Male 18-29
    228 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 9:15 pm
    perfect reason for gun control
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    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 9:17 pm
    yep, knocking on someones door on halloween, must be a thief.
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    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
    1163 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 9:26 pm
    >>>An ex-convict who thought he was being robbed gunned down a 12-year-old<<<

    Robbed by a 12 year old in a costume? Really? Is that the best excuse he can come up with? Just put him in the chair. Hes not even trying!

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    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1264 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 9:29 pm
    "You claim to be emo. Nothing you say matters. Just sayin`."

    Uhp, yeah, I knew this`d come up eventually. I`ve had the account for a while and I was thinking of changing it but... so many posts. Just couldnt let them go.

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    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1264 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 9:34 pm
    "pdjr

    This because of idiots like Sarah Palin and her ilk, how hateful is a nation when a trick or treat kid is riddled to death... shame on america for loving guns."

    "If you can make a case that Sarah Palin killed him, I will mail you a check for $1,000."

    I could do that, blame it on global warming AND exterminate an endangered species of panda to combat the issue.

  119. Profile photo of HOLYCRAP1234
    HOLYCRAP1234 Male 13-17
    1468 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 9:55 pm
    ElDavo, it was just a joke, bro.
    Lighten up.
    I don`t REALLY think that way.

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    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 10:29 pm
    gives a new meaning to jawbreakers for Halloween.
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4031 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 10:47 pm
    Thought he was being robbed? Damn, I always think I`m being robbed when someone KNOCKS on my door on HALLOWEEN. F-cking retard. And thirty rounds? Yeah... that`s totally necessary...
  122. Profile photo of d_katman
    d_katman Male 13-17
    1836 posts
    November 4, 2008 at 3:44 pm
    alright dead thread but i`ll consider this my defense

    ACCORDING TO THE ARTICLE
    which is very important because i don`t know what actually happened. i wasn`t there

    Having been previously robbed and shot. One would see fit to avoid such near death experiences. One way would be to buy a gun. another would be to live in an underwater bubble. Things such as getting shot or wounded otherwise would cause someone to be more `cautious` though in this case overly paranoid.
    How i brought darwin into this was, survival of the fittest. near death experiences, like in their name come close to death. Having been shot once before and serving jail time. a great way to protect oneself is to buy a gun. seeing as he can`t evolve to save himself might as well figure out how else. i would consider buying a gun after getting shot somewhat intelligent as well. not to mention i`m sure that at least half of you would too... Not given this pretext. all i have to say now. maybe more later. kthxbai
    -k

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