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Old 05-11-2010, 03:03 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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7th time this year gun in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

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Old 05-11-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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^^^Now THAT'S a new experience for all those Mamas from Brooklyn NY!
In NYC it was the PTA. In Charlotte it's the NRA.
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Old 05-11-2010, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Sounds like it didn't have a trigger lock. I bet the cops will be having a talk with the parents.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Maybe they bring this up at the NRA convention this weekend. A third grader bringing a gun to school I would hope would have some serious repercussions for the owners of the gun(i'm assuming of course it belongs to the parents)

I own guns and have no problem with people owning guns but I would like to see more responsibility and consequences for people who own guns.
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Union County
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We talked about this a little in the public transportation thread and this is exactly why I personally won't own a gun until my kids are grown. I'm not ready to accept the personal responsibility around very young children. Unless you are dedicated and vigilant to securing that thing, some scenario will find it into his hands.

I doubt somebody can convince me an 8 year old is responsible enough to secure a weapon and only use it in defense, otherwise there should be severe penalty for the parents of this kid.
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:13 PM
 
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Maybe they bring this up at the NRA convention this weekend. A third grader bringing a gun to school I would hope would have some serious repercussions for the owners of the gun(i'm assuming of course it belongs to the parents)

I own guns and have no problem with people owning guns but I would like to see more responsibility and consequences for people who own guns.
Exactly!
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:27 AM
 
Location: S. Charlotte
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I wonder if now it is necessary to have metal detectors at the elementary school level. Do they have them at the higher levels here?

It is absolutely appalling that an 8 year old got a hold of a gun. This could have ended badly had someone been hit by the bullet. My oldest is in third grade, and I thought I had a few more years before I had to worry about another Columbine.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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We talked about this a little in the public transportation thread and this is exactly why I personally won't own a gun until my kids are grown. I'm not ready to accept the personal responsibility around very young children. Unless you are dedicated and vigilant to securing that thing, some scenario will find it into his hands.

I doubt somebody can convince me an 8 year old is responsible enough to secure a weapon and only use it in defense, otherwise there should be severe penalty for the parents of this kid.
Well, that's because you are a responsbile parent.

It was reported on the news that this kids dad is a convicted criminal fresh out of jail - they seem to play by a different set of rules than the rest of us do. And though he and the grandfather deny it, I'm betting the gun will be traced back to the jailbird. Sad. Really sad for the kid
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:15 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Well, that's because you are a responsbile parent.

It was reported on the news that this kids dad is a convicted criminal fresh out of jail - they seem to play by a different set of rules than the rest of us do. And though he and the grandfather deny it, I'm betting the gun will be traced back to the jailbird. Sad. Really sad for the kid
Well, how did the kid get the gun unless he got it from HOME - so someone at home had to own it and had to leave it laying around. What FOOLS.

I hope someone gets thrown in the slammer for being totally irresponsible and in possession of a weapon when they are on parole (or being a felon with a firearm - whatever the laws are).
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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Wow, this is crazy. I was hoping to get away from the elermantary school crimes going down in here Florida. My husband owns 2 guns and we have a 4 year old, but not only does she not even know that the gun exists, but she couldnt find it if she tried. Its empty, in a case, bullets secured sperately, and locked away. In Florida I can say of 8 cases similar to these have occured in the past 2 years. Its a scary thought that some parents are so careless as to leave a gun within reach. Even if its not within reach, they were unattended to long enough that they got ahold of it and hid it away without the parents noticing. So sad.
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