7 yr old shooter arrested

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    7 yr old shooter arrested

    The anti's will say that more gun control laws and restrictions will eliminate these types of shootings.

    The last sentence in this article is puzzling.

    DETROIT POLICE: 7-year-old shooter arrested
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    Regardless of what occurred, I have very very serious concerns about arresting children that young. Doing that is child abuse
    in and of itself.
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    Updated to "9 Year Old Shooter," but that really isn't much better. Apparently, the 9 y/o was in the care of a 16 y/o at the time. Pretty disturbing on a lot of levels...
    A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.

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    Regardless of what occurred, I have very very serious concerns about arresting children that young. Doing that is child abuse
    in and of itself.
    sorry don't sound like there was enough abuse... with a belt. a 7 year old with a gun; the 16 yo needs to be charged too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    Regardless of what occurred, I have very very serious concerns about arresting children that young. Doing that is child abuse
    in and of itself.
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    Do i need to say what my father would have done if he knew i even looked at his guns that young? Even point it at someone? Let alone shoot them?

    I blame the parents. 16yr old baby sitter? Where were they? Blame them too.

    As for arresting a 9yr old..... if it was my child, id expect them to give him a shiny set of bracelets. Then again if it was my child it never would have happened......
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    To many questions remain. Do the "Parents or Parent" have a permit? for the weapon? How did a 9 year old end up with the gun in the first place? The sitter 16 yrs old where was she? The minor will be sentenced to therapy, depending on the back ground of the parent the child may end up in foster care. As far as child abuse, we are talking about Detroit! That town resembles portions of beirut! It would be abuse for anyone to live there under those conditions.

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    questions. what was the 9 yr old shooting, what was the gun, was it a firearm or a air gun? what was the 15 yr old doing at the time? could this be that a 9 yr old that has never been taught that a firearm is not something to play with and didn't even know what he was doing? article very limited on what happened

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyrakes View Post
    questions. what was the 9 yr old shooting, what was the gun, was it a firearm or a air gun? what was the 15 yr old doing at the time? could this be that a 9 yr old that has never been taught that a firearm is not something to play with and didn't even know what he was doing? article very limited on what happened
    This sounds like a family value thing. If guns are present and the kids are allowed to play with them and the parents are gang bangers. No kid sits on a front porch and ambushes someone else for no reason


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    Regardless of what occurred, I have very very serious concerns about arresting children that young. Doing that is child abuse
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    I agree 100%. Totally pointless to arrest a 7-yr-old.

    The parents are the ones who should be arrested.

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    I wonder if the 15yr old had a beef with the "16 yr old baby sitter" and the 16 yr old put the 9 yr old up to the shooting....
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    This reminds me of a recent incident very close to where I live where a 13 year-old was charged with manslaughter for the shooting of a 12 year-old girl. Here the minimum age is 14 to be tried as an adult.

    "Other students reported to the media after the event that the young man had been carrying the gun used in this crime around in his backpack for several days."

    My son attends this same school.

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    The family knows who the gun belongs to.They most likely will never say.
    Probably a cousins friends uncle, or some malarkey like that.
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    The boy was playing in the yard where he found the loaded handgun. He was playing on the porch with the gun when it went off, hitting the 15-year-old.
    If true, how did the gun end up in the yard to be found.
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