7 Year Old Fires Gun at School Bus Stop

7 Year Old Fires Gun at School Bus Stop

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    This school is two miles from my house.

    So what do you think, would you support charges for the parents?

    I have a 6 year old and a 4 year old. If my gun isn't on my hip it's in a safe. I support charging the parents. There are laws in Nevada that prohibit a person under the age of 14 having access to a firearm.

    A Ries Elementary School student is in custody for having a loaded gun at a school bus stop.

    Police say the 7-year-old student brought the gun to the bus stop and while showing it to another student, accidentally fired it. The bullet struck a parked car.

    Police say the parents may face possible charges.
    Police Investigate Child with Loaded Gun at School Bus Stop - Las Vegas Now


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    They've added additional details to the article.

    A Ries Elementary School student is in serious trouble for having a loaded gun at a school bus stop Friday morning.

    Police say the 7-year-old student brought the gun to the bus stop and while showing it to another student, fired it and struck a parked utility vehicle.

    The Clark County School District says there were 46 children waiting at the bus stop near Blue Diamond and Decatur when the second grader began showing kids the 9mm gun.

    "It is an unfortunate incident and of course we do not know all the details behind this and what he was thinking but it is a very scary thought to think that a 7-year-old is in possession of a gun," said Sgt. Darnell Couthen, CCSD Police.

    The school bus driver was told of the gun and reported it to authorities.

    Police are investigating who owns the gun and how it got into the boy's possession. Police say the boy did try to ditch the gun at the bus stop but police located it.

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    Yes, I supporting charges for being idiotic and leaving your gun where your kids can get to it and potentially shoot someone at a bus stop.
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    I second the fact that parents are responsible for this

    I have a large safe where all guns/ammo are locked in & a small quick access "gun vault" for our 2 edc pistols. That way at least 2 pistols are available very quickly (even in the dark) & are locked away where my little guy cant get at them
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    Yes.

    Charges for both parents, not just the 'registered owner'.
    Firearms and ammunition are to be secured from unauthorized access by children as within the home. Even if there is no state law requiring as much.

    Child endangerment.

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    Police are investigating who owns the gun and how it got into the boy's possession. Police say the boy did try to ditch the gun at the bus stop but police located it.
    If the gun belongs to a parent, then yes they need to be prosecuted. But, we might want to wait and see where the gun came from. In a large metro area like Las Vegas, there is a slight possibility that he found the gun.

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    Why not be responsible parents and teach children not to play with guns. I see children out in public acting like little heathens. A 6 mos. old dog can be taught to not bark without a reason, sit, and come on command. Does that mean a 6 mos. old dog is smarter than most children? NO! What it means is most parents are too ignorant to teach children. Children can be taught to not play with real guns, and the difference between real and toy guns. Larry

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    Not familar with the neighborhood, but in some neighborhoods 7 year olds can buy guns. Before I decided the parents should be charged I would want to know where the gun came from. Then again parents are responsible for childrens actions. Maybe if they locked up the parents of kids commiting crimes parents would stay on top of childrens activities.
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    Charges should and will be filled. Parents were not responsible. Guns don't kill people, 7 yr old gang bangers do.
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    The incident should be investigated and those responsible should be appropriately charged.

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    Some adult is responsible for the dangerous actions of this 7 year old. Doesn't necessarily mean jail time, but certainly more than a warning...$$$ talks loudly.
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    So what do you think, would you support charges for the parents?
    If their specific actions were negligent, absolutely. Can't imagine why not, 'cause the 7yr old child isn't going to be very good at adhering to rules and regs, unless he/she has been raised exceedingly well in a gun-friendly and safety-aware home. Depends on the circumstances, of course. The mere fact the child had a gun doesn't mean the parents had anything to do with it. However, the parents' specific actions or non-actions, though, are what should be looked at. And so they will be. It's definitely time for these parents to lawyer up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Can't imagine why not, 'cause the 7yr old child isn't going to be very good at adhering to rules and regs, unless he/she has been raised exceedingly well in a gun-friendly and safety-aware home.
    You got that exactly right. At 7 YO I was surrounded by loaded guns of all types....Business defense. And at that age I was shooting a 22 regularly under strict control and supervision. And, at that age I had shot a 30-06.........My insistence, but my, how it did kick.
    Back to the topic: I knew exactly what a gun would do, could do and I knew not to touch one unsupervised.
    Tough call for authorities. Probably many details we do not know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldogy View Post
    Tough call for authorities. Probably many details we do not know.
    IMO, it's an exceptionally simple call for police and the D.A., if in fact the parents' actions materially contributed to the child obtaining that loaded gun. It simply depends on the basic facts of their actions, and the relation of those actions to the gun in the child's hands.
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