Thursday, March 10, 2011

Montana's Sick Twisted Perverse Gun Culture

The Billings Gazette reports

A 10-year-old boy brought a loaded semiautomatic pistol to Central Elementary on Tuesday.

Police say the boy had the pistol in his backpack and was showing it to other children on the playground.

At about 1 p.m., the school’s principal called a school resource officer with the Helena Police Department saying she had confiscated a handgun from a student after hearing about the gun from other students.

“The student indicated he didn’t plan on hurting anyone with it,” Helena Police Chief Troy McGee said.

No other children reportedly had contact with the gun. The boy said he had taken the .25-caliber pistol from home, McGee said.

Police cited the boy for misdemeanor charges of bringing a loaded weapon to a school and carrying a loaded weapon within city limits, and referred him to juvenile probation.

The boy has been suspended from school while the incident is investigated, Superintendent of Helena Schools Bruce Messinger said.
What's the "Sick Twisted Perverse" part you ask?" The fact that the boy's father or mother or older brother were not immediately arrested for suspected child endangerment and locked up. The boy took the gun from home, which should be enough to strip that home and all its occupants of their gun rights. Obviously they are irresponsible to the point of recklessness.

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.

11 comments:

  1. "The boy took the gun from home, which should be enough to strip that home and all its occupants of their gun rights. "

    Let's say a child in the mikeb302000 house brings pornographic material to school. Should all the occupants of your house have their First Amendment rights stripped away for contributing to the delinquency of a minor or whatever it is they call it when you give kids porn?

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  2. That kid very likely did not grow up in Montana if he thought a .25 auto was going to impress the playground kids. Now that kid wants to impress someone. He needs to bring a Freedom Arms or Linebaugh to school.

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  3. Oh, yeah, what AztecRed sez, cuz there's an absolutely equivalent effect between one kid jerking off over a skin mag v another kid shooting a classmate or teacher--not that anything like that ever happens.

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  4. There are equivalent because both activities are illegal.

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  5. This is why Child Access Prevention laws are so important. They hold the parents accountable for allowing access of guns to children and mandate safe storage, and studies have proven that they reduce illegal possession, accidents, and suicides by children (and adults).

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  6. There are equivalent because both activities are illegal.

    Really? You have citations for that assertion.

    This:

    Search 18 U.S.C. § 1470 : US Code - Section 1470: Transfer of obscene material to minors

    Whoever, using the mail or any facility or means of interstate or
    foreign commerce, knowingly transfers obscene matter to another
    individual who has not attained the age of 16 years, knowing that
    such other individual has not attained the age of 16 years, or
    attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not
    more than 10 years, or both.

    doesn't appear to make unwitting distribution (such as the kid going through dad's sock drawer and finding porno) a crime.

    More, much more to the point, when jerking off = committing negligent homicide, manslaughter or murder--then the two things might be equivalent.

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  7. C'mon, AztecRed, democommie's right that was a pretty stupid comparison.

    P, thanks for a good laugh. I'm afraid you're right a real Montana boy wouldn't be very impressed with a little pea shooter like that.

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  8. The comparison is still the same. If anything, he just proved how much more accurate it is. It seems I was wrong. Neither activity is illegal.

    So my point still stands: Whether a kid goes through your drawer and finds a gun or a porno mag, should you lose your rights?

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  9. AztecRed apparently does think that jerking off is as dangerous as carrying a loaded handgun into an elementary school. That is the only way that the porno=moronic gun handlig.

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