It is absolutely UNBELEIVABLE that children can be just as Irresponsible as adults when it comes to 'FireArms'.
Really I don't mean to laugh Hysterically, but, this one really takes the cake.
This is a HUGE FAIL all the way around.
That the boy is 7 years old and has a BB Gun is No Big Deal.
Hell, I remember when I was 9 and got my first Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun. It was wonderful that my mother trusted my brothers and I enough to Not Shoot
Our Eyes Out. It was one of the Best Christmas Presents I ever received.
But with that came an Assumed responsibility. We never had to be told what we could not shoot. It was just something that we knew. We even took safety
courses to help eliminate the possibility that we might go-off half cocked and shoot each others eyes out.
Where the Failure for this boy comes in is when his parents were allowing him to shoot at an abandoned house. It might have been abandoned but it is
still someone’s property and maybe they didn't want their windows shot out.
So, the parents are to blame for Not giving the boy a controlled environment to shoot his BB Gun. eg. .. Paper Targets. I mean The mother gave the boy
a loaded BB Gun and allowed him to go hellin' 'round the yard just shooting stuff. That sets for a Very Bad Example. Especially at 7 years old.
And that the mother called the police but didn't want her son charged speaks mountains as well. After-all he was shooting at occupied vehicles. Well,.
. occupied or not it is still an act of vandalism at a minimum.
As for the charges the local authorities are to blame for that. I mean WHAT ARE THEY THINKING? .. It is a BB Gun for crying out loud definitely NOT
Felony material. It should have been a Minor Misdemeanor at the most.
Now what do you think the boy is going to turn out like. .. . ? .. IMO he has been sent the wrong signal. From now on I suspect that when he handles
a real Live Firearm that the only thing he is going to think is that he can shoot whatever he wants. .. . Just don't let anyone see him.
This is what OUR society is coming to .. NEGLEGENCE on the part of the People as well as Law Enforcement.
Careful Or You'll Shoot Your Eye Out.
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