Sunday, February 22, 2009

Boy, 11, kills pregnant stepmom with his own gun

"WAMPUM, Pa. (AP) — Fifth-grader Jordan Brown boarded the bus and headed to school like he did most other mornings in this rural western Pennsylvania community.

But before he left home on Friday, authorities say, the 11-year-old boy had shot his father's pregnant fiancee in the back of the head as she lay in bed. He then put his youth model 20-gauge shotgun back in his room before going out to catch his bus, police say."

Yeah. That's right.

An 11 year old, fifth-grader had his own fucking 20-gauge shotgun!

Because some stupid, redneck, inbred, asshat parent thought that it was entirely appropriate to not only have guns in the house, and not only teach his children to shoot them, but to give his 11 year old kid a fucking shotgun and say "Here ya go. Have fun! I trust your judgement!".

OK. Enough of this bullshit.

Round up the guns and take them the fuck away from people, because people are too fucking stupid to be trusted with them.

Unless they can prove that they need them for protection because there is a legally filed restraining order, or they live way the fuck out in bumfuck egypt where police response is measured in calander days, or they need a fire arm to kill animals in order to survive.

If they don't meet those conditions, then they don't need to own a fucking gun!

Every gun taken away from an idiot is a victory of smart over stupid.


m.v. said...

I really don't care for gun rights but I have a feeling if you managed to ban guns all the people who want them will still have them. This kid lived on a farm, who would show up and search their house to make sure they turned their guns in. At least now there are some rules to be followed, there aren't any rules when it's a black market.

I Travel for JOOLS said...

The kid simply went to school after killing someone. Obviously, he is not a stable person. He should not have had a gun.

And, no, you can't have my guns. It is my constitutional right to have them. I bought them lawfully and am a responsible gun owner. They are no more deadly than a car which can be driven responsibly and within the law or can be driven by an uninsured drag racer who kills an innocent person by his actions.

May said...

Here, here! All countries with guns banned have SIGNIFICANTLY lower murder rates.

m.v. said...

That's not exactly a fact. There is an article on Snopes talking about how anyone can manipulate statistics to support their point of view and I agree, you can't say one way or another with any level of certainty. What if the kid used a knife or a machete :-)?

Anonymous said...

This kid is deranged. Having a gun in the house has nothing to do with it. If he didn't have a gun, he probably would have stabbed the woman to death.

And May, you need to get your facts straight.
For example, after Australia banned guns:
-Countrywide, homicides are up 3.2 percent;
-Assaults are up 8.6 percent;
-Amazingly, armed robberies have climbed nearly 45 percent;
-In the Australian state of Victoria, gun homicides have climbed 300 percent;
-In the 25 years before the gun bans, crime in Australia had been dropping steadily;
-There has been a reported "dramatic increase" in home burglaries and assaults on the elderly.
Other countries have had similar results after banning guns: less guns = more crime.

Taking guns away from law-abiding citizens only helps the criminals by greatly reducing the risk of harm to the criminal.

Some suggested reading/watching:
A Human Right
Suzanna Hupp's testimony

Logtar said...

I don't think guns kill people, stupid people kill other people.

This kid's mugshot scares me for many reasons, but the capability of taking a human live and go on to school that day is beyond disturbing. Can someone like that even be rehabilitated?

Logtar said...

As a follower of Cathol I found the cartoon pretty hilarious. It reminded me of buddy jesus...

I don't know dude, I honesty have never found your atheism offensive, but I guess what I believe is pretty immune to others satire... I am also truly open minded when it comes to a lot of subjects.

I read you because I think you have an excellent point of view that differs from mine in many levels. I think you are a great person and always value your input... less atheism would be great if I get to learn more about what you think of other stuff. I have bible thumped in the past though!

Nuke said...

The kid was messed up, no doubt. The failure of the parents to control the gun was definitely a contributing factor to the "how" of the murder, but doesn't address the "why". It is completely possible he would have used other means.

I don't wanna get into the gun control debate, but the parental failure in this case is about more than guns.

Heather said...

I'm all for intelligence screenings for people in order to have/do the following things:

1. Have children
2. Own weapons
3. Have a drivers license

Obviously, my list is longer, but those are the top three things that stupid people should not do.

Usually, people who have guns illegally, wouldn't be able to obtain them the legal way in the first place. So, laws really don't matter to them. Ban guns outright, and the only thing you accomplish is create a bigger problem.

Sounds like the kid was batshit crazy to begin with. If he hadn't had a gun, he would have killed her in some other heinous way, and we wouldn't be having this discussion.

Midtown Miscreant said...

maybe he had a test that day he couldnt miss.

cha ching

Midtown Miscreant said...

a pop quiz.

Anonymous said...

Lol MM

why would anybody give their 11 year old free license with a shotgun?

Fuckin a