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Old 11-07-2011, 01:43 AM
 
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Halloween night here in South Carolina a group of children were trick or treating.

A 28-year-old woman told police she went up to some kids she recognized and joked she was going to take their candy.

A 10-year-old boy pulled a 9mm handgun on a woman ... the gun was not loaded but the kid had a clip of ammunition in his trick or treat bag!!!!!!!!!!!! The 10-year-old exclaimed, ""no you're not you bytch," and pointed the gun at her. ABC affiliate WJBF also reports that the boy started cursing as he held the gun.

The boy's brother told police he, too, had a gun. Authorities confiscated both weapons. Apparently, the boys stole them from their grandfather without his knowledge.

The first article that came out said the grandfather gave the boys the gun to protect them while trick or treating.

The whole world is going crazy ... kids with guns or having access to weapons. So much evil in this world right now. In a few years we will see headlines where this kid has killed students at school or robbed and killed someone.

10-year-old pulls 9mm gun on woman after candy theft joke on Halloween - Crimesider - CBS News
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:37 PM
 
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Interesting. We have always had guns in our home, my kids would sooner walk on hot coals than touch a gun without their Dad's permission. Taking a gun? Even my son with ADD/and other issues, would have NEVER done that...

They all know how to shoot, and have gone out doing target practice...but are responsible with guns, and know that guns are not toys...I wonder what the difference is...
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:12 PM
 
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The difference is that they were taught to be responsible with weapons, and this trick-or-treater clearly wasn't.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:08 PM
 
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We have guns, bows, crossbows, swords, knives out the ying yang. Our children are grown and out and about on their own now but they were raised to respect weapons. In addition we have a special walk-in closet with our gun safes ... all weapons secured in safe and closet has a steel door locked.

Now that the children are grown and gone we have the guns out in the house unless grandchild visits and we .... secure the premises. LOL That is what I call it.

My husband use to hunt big time and after a year in Vietnam he gave up killing anything but still collects guns and other weapons.
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:09 PM
 
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All it takes is a little intelligent caution.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:52 PM
 
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Originally Posted by CarolinaWoman View Post
Halloween night here in South Carolina a group of children were trick or treating.

A 28-year-old woman told police she went up to some kids she recognized and joked she was going to take their candy.

A 10-year-old boy pulled a 9mm handgun on a woman ... the gun was not loaded but the kid had a clip of ammunition in his trick or treat bag!!!!!!!!!!!! The 10-year-old exclaimed, ""no you're not you bytch," and pointed the gun at her. ABC affiliate WJBF also reports that the boy started cursing as he held the gun.

The boy's brother told police he, too, had a gun. Authorities confiscated both weapons. Apparently, the boys stole them from their grandfather without his knowledge.

The first article that came out said the grandfather gave the boys the gun to protect them while trick or treating.

The whole world is going crazy ... kids with guns or having access to weapons. So much evil in this world right now. In a few years we will see headlines where this kid has killed students at school or robbed and killed someone.

10-year-old pulls 9mm gun on woman after candy theft joke on Halloween - Crimesider - CBS News
Oh lets give thekid a gun to protect themselves instead of gettingour lazy a$$ off the couch and going with them,real smart.

This is the kind of thing anti-gunners thrive on.

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Interesting. We have always had guns in our home, my kids would sooner walk on hot coals than touch a gun without their Dad's permission. Taking a gun? Even my son with ADD/and other issues, would have NEVER done that...

They all know how to shoot, and have gone out doing target practice...but are responsible with guns, and know that guns are not toys...I wonder what the difference is...
Sounds a lot like the home I was brought up in. I was never allowed to just play around with a gun. I wasn't even allowed to directly point my TOY guns at people.

I'm a responsible gun owner to this day because of the way I was taught to think and act around weaponry.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:01 PM
 
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Why was this woman threatening to take their candy? Maybe she really frightened them, and with the huge amount of crime out there, why should everything be taken as a joke?
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:54 PM
 
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Valid point. But children should be educated to come to parents with problems, not allowed easy access to weapons at that age to solve their own problems.
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:40 PM
 
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Why was this woman threatening to take their candy? Maybe she really frightened them, and with the huge amount of crime out there, why should everything be taken as a joke?
And I suppose this justifies the actions of the child in your opinion?

Or that of the lazy irresponsible grandparent who gave the child the weapon or at the very least left it within reach?
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:50 PM
 
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I have never trick or treated in my life. As a child our school would have a Halloween Carnival that night with cake walks, fortune telling, apple bobbing (not me even as a kid I thought that tub of water and kids sticking their heads in there was gross.) We got candy at the school that the parents provided and went home.

I married a professional trick or treater (when he was a kid.) He would take our children out each Halloween ... I would drag along behind and tell the kids ... ask for Rib eye & T Bone steaks. Of course they didn't they just wanted candy!
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