Kids with guns!! - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
May 7th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold bought the firearms they used during the Columbine shooting at Tanner's Gun Show. They bought them from private dealers on the spot with cash, there was no paperwork. They were not allowed to purchase the firearms, being 17, without the presence of an adullt. They came back with an adult and purchased the firearms. This was in Colorado. The organizer of the gun show took no responsibilty for the incident. He released this statment.

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''Guns are not to blame and the ready availability of them is not to blame,'' said Tanner, 72. He said he couldn't explain the violence at Columbine. ''It's in the minds of the children,'' he said. ''I'm not a psychologist.'' He canceled one show that was to be held the weekend after the shooting, but said he'll continue his monthly shows. ''We'll do gun shows as long as we can do gun shows.''
THE PERSON (one of the persons) AT FAULT WAS Robyn Anderson, THE ADULT PRESENT WITH ERIC HARRIS AND DYLAN KLEBOLD WHEN THE FIREARMS WERE PURCHASED.

Adendum: Robyn Anderson was a close personal friend of Dylan Klebold, and was only 18.

Adendum II: I did some more research on it. Robyn Anderson was a high school friend, and she was not needed to purchase the firearms as they were from a private dealer. She can hardly be blamed anyways, as she was just a high school friend, only technically an adult.

It is my opinion children should be able to own firearms. Parental consent should be required. The problem lies with the upbringing of children, which is a result of the decline of civilization.
May 7th, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
Allowing children to purchase guns is more trouble than its worth. The US has enough gun control problems as it is. Recently in the LA, a highway patrol man was shot to death by a punk teenage ganster. The problem would multiply with legalizing guns to kids. The 10% ruin the chances for the other 90%.

IT IS AN EXTREMELY BAD IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!Even though i would like it to happen .
May 7th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
If I am thinking of the same incident, that was an illegal immigrant who almost certainly obtained his firearm on the black market. Gang members and such will always be able to obtain firearms.
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Boots
May 7th, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
Yes, but should we make it any easier for them? Some kids won't realize the full potential of the lethal weapon and accidently shoot someone. We dont need more violence, we need peace. More guns will have the opposite effect.
May 8th, 2004  
Pogue
 
I guess I should have been more clear. I don't think kids under the age of 18 should be able to buy any weapons. Under parental consent, where the parent goes and buys the weapon FOR the child, yes. That's how my dad got me my first.
Now I have a 30-30, a 12 gauge shotgun, gettin a CAR-15 this September, and possibly a .308 before deer season starts.
Like I said, it can be a very good experience, under the proper supervision.
May 8th, 2004  
JaegerWolf08
 
 
POOF*. The only reason that a lot of kids want to do something, i.e. buy a gun, is because they can't. The forbidden fruit is always more tempting. Just wait a few years then you will be able to buy a guy. I am almost 20 years old. I have NEVER owned a gun. The only gun we had in the house was a .357 that my dad had from his dad, I didn't even know we had the bastard until I was 16. I still haven't fired it. The first weapon that was "mine" was my M16A4 at basic. Then I had my M16A4/M203 when I got to my unit. These weapons were assigned to me but the weren't really mine. It is really not that big of a deal. Yeah, I will prob. buy a gun when I turn 21 but I am not in any hurry.

My experience from basic, with the guys coming in who grew up around firearms were WORSE off than the guys who hadn't. The guys who grew up with them acted like they knew what the POOF* was going on, when in all actuality they didn't have a damn clue about military weapons or how to properly handle them. POOF*

Because you can buy a gun doesn't mean that you are gonna save the world. I applaude the sporting goods store for not allowing a minor to purchase something like an airsoft gun. Don't buy one of those pieces of garbage anyway. Its just for wannabes so they can go out into the woods and play soldier.


Control your langauge, dont tell other members what to do please, try not to do back to back posting. And tone down the attitude 2
May 8th, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
butt in canada there is much more firearms than in USA and the killing ratio is about 63 victims a year,how do you feel abou this is it the TV or music that we listen(you)or what???
May 8th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
Where is the dat abot more guns in canada from?
May 8th, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
Documentary movie "bowling for Columbine"
May 8th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
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Originally Posted by Marksman
Documentary movie "bowling for Columbine"
That is NOT a documentary, Marksman (or at least not one with any very great concern for reality).