Tuesday, June 26, 2007

7, 8, 9 ...

A news story out of Boston tells about how an 8 year old boy was shot and killed by a 7 year old boy.

A news story from Arkansas reports the death of a 9 year old boy ...shot and killed by a 50 year old man.

Anyone who can read these stories and still somehow think that guns are the real problem needs therapy.

The 9 year old boy was shot and killed for repeatedly throwing rocks.
The 7 year old shot the 8 year old with an illegal handgun.

While it is true that if we replaced the guns in these stories with another type of weapon...let's say a knife...these kids would probably still be alive, in truth, it is the behavior of these kids that is the largest part of their deaths.

The 9 year old had been throwing rocks at this guys house over a long period of time.
The cops have a record of this as an ongoing problem. The 50 year old who shot and killed the boy had previously thrown a brick at the kid.
Let's face it...that kid was looking for trouble, and he found it.
I'm not suggesting that he should have been killed for throwing rocks, I'm just pointing out that the boy was tempting fate. Making people angry is not a sport...and it sure as hell isn't a good idea to do it on purpose.

As to the two kids in Boston - the story doesn't say what happened.
I'm sure that it was either the gun being treated like a toy, or one kid taking revenge on the other.

In other news, a 7 year old boy was smothered to death by a professional wrestler in Atlanta.

What do all of these news stories have in common?

All 3 of these children were killed by their parents.

Plain and simple.

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