I find it very interesting how many of these people who are posting know so much
about this child and his family. How they can judge the way he has been taught
and what happens in his home on a regular basis. You must all be clairvoyant,
I didn't even see a name. Another thing; If someone steals your car, goes
on a joyride, hits a kid on a bike and kills that child, you would be willing to
assume full responsibility for that? I think not!
This kid is not saying or doing anything he hasn't already learned at
home.Blame lies with the parents.
Wow. Talk about missing important details.No one is advocating that
11 year-olds be allowed to carry guns in school. Utah law allows
Concealed Weapon Permit holders to carry in schools. Those are people who have
passed the background check for arrests, warrants, domestic violence, drug
abuse, mental illness, dishonorable discharge from the military, etc. AND, that
check is repeated on every permit holder every single day and their permits
pulled if they suddenly fall into any of the prohibited categories. (And less
than 1% ever do!) And, the permit holders all have passed training on legal use
of self defense weapons, and the awesome responsibilities that attach to the
weighty decision to carry a legal self defense weapon. Admittedly, these are not highly trained SWAT Team cops getting paid to enter
an active shooter scene. However, they have met the criteria to be allowed to
defend themselves, and others around them if they are in danger of death or
seriously bodily injury. But, would you rather have a teacher or other school
employ with those qualifications between a killer and your child, or only
I could not agree more with "Most Truthful and Patriotic" that the
parents need to face charges. I don't have a problem with firearms, but I
have an awfully big problem with unsecured and poorly cared for firearms. People
talk about gun rights, but we need to require - and enforce - gun
responsibility. Guns need to be locked up and away from children if you ever
have children in the house (talkin' to you grandparents) or, at a minimum,
if no children are regularly around, have trigger locks. There are simply too
many deaths traceable to carelessly stored and handled firearms.
This kid is just following the example of what he sees and hears at home.Blame his parents.
Why aren't the parents facing charges?This boy pointed the gun at a
little girl's head, and threatened to kill her (it's documented on
video, shown on the news last night).ANY parent so lax with their
guns, that a child can obtain them, should be charged with a crime.....and ANY gun owner whose gun is misused by themselves or another person,
should face the same charges as the criminal.I don't care if the gun
was lent, stolen, lost or otherwise left unattended.If someone else can
get your gun, you are liable.When a small child kills themself or
anyone else, you should be charged with murder.It happens in Utah several
times a year, and the guilty gun owner just gets patted on the head and given
great sympathy.How many Adam Lanzas are being raised in Utah, right
now, by parents with the survivalist mentality of Nancy Lanza?
So what's the fuss?We've heard countless people urging
that guns be permitted in schools to help protect students.And given
the ridiculously lax requirements for obtaining a concealed carry permit in
Utah, this kid is at least as well qualified as most adults who have CCPs.
The boy is obviously lying. He got caught making threats and is now
claiming that he was merely trying to "defend himself." yeah
right. And these girls are just making up stories about how he threatened them?
Pathetic!Where are the parents? Why didn't they
lock up their weapon?