An 11-year-old boy has accidentally killed his nine-year-old brother with a shotgun after an argument about a computer game.
but the Tea-bagging afterwards was deliberate.
That was just so wrong on so many levels! I almost lost my lunch laughing.
got away with murder! I have to revise my tactics.
With a SHOTGUN?!!!?!?!?!?? What is this world coming to...where we say ACCIDENTALLY...when a 9 yearold gets blasted with a SHOTGUN by an 11 year old. The word ACCIDENTALLY has no place in this article.
where does an 9 year old kid get a loaded shot gun? who brings a gun to an argument with their brother? why is it that these ppl always accidentally shoot someone else and not themselves? they are always retarded enough to point a loaded gun at someone but never make the mistake of looking in the barrel. where are the parents in all this? and that comment about the tea bagging was perfect... despite the tragedy.
Why was there a loaded shotgun that was accessible to these children anyways? The dad should stand trail for this.
That's why parents shouldn't show where those guns are located especially with kids playing around. @ The Meerkat You totally made this sad article funny.
what i want to know is HOW THE FUK IS THERE A LOADED SHOTGUN JUST LAYING ABOUT THE HOUSE??!!?
i blame the parents OBVIOUSLY
These situations can easily be stopped with one of these. http://images.google.com/im...
Why blame the parents? Is it cause their not around but the video games are?
thank God Americans have gun laws that give them the right to protect themselves from bad people! The parents should terminate themselves in shame. and what's the bet the kids were playing 15+ video games.
Don't worry, it happens about only 30.000(!) times annually. About 30000 people in America get killed by guns annually. 90% of them by handguns. No wonder the NRA is fighting hard against federal tracking of gun deaths. Gotta love the 2nd ammendment, because I like shooting. And yeah, whats the purpose of a loaded shotgun in the house? Daddy did a great job "protecting" his familiy.
just like Spoons make Rosie O' Donnell fat. I don't understand why we just don't outlaw Murder, then he wouldn't have killed him.
People assume if they ever need to shoot someone a gun-lock would take too long to unlock.... oh and people are fuggin idiots, that too.
BUT THE PROBLEM IS: GAMES DONT KILL PEOPLE; BUT GUNS/WEAPONS THEY SHOULD BE BANED NOT THE GAMES.
Humans kill humans...lets ban humans.
what no don't ban me Dx
Gun locks would be less than perfect anyway. My dad used to lock the booze away from us but we still managed to get a key for ourselves anyway-kids can be devious little gits and shouldn't be underestimated. The fact is if there's a gun in your home your kid has a chance of getting his/her mits on it. Don't you have to do more than just pull the trigger of a loaded shotty anyway? If it was a pump action amnd they found the casing doesn't that suggest the lad was preparing another shot? Dunno about semis but I think even then this "accident" is being glossed right over. Jesus, what makes anyone think that the 11 year old, who has lied once here remember, didn't load the gun himself-it's not difficult is it?? The icing on the cake is the way we're supposed to take the notiin that gaming was in some way responsible for this. My two boys argue over gaming(7 and 11)but it isn't the games they play as they'll argue over literally anything as any brothers will tell you. Sibling rivalry can be serious believe me. And even if they were playing a 15+ game it wouldn't be th games fault. Firstly the parents should know what the kids play and take care of it and also we played games just as violent in our youth without video games coming into it-British Bulldog, Cowboys and Indians(sorry ethnis Americans we didn't know any better back then I'm sorry to say)and Japs and Commandos(again sorry to our Japanese friends)-and got pretty heated in our arguments over them. Noone got killedthough-because there was no way on earth we could get our hands on something that kills remotely and by accident-y'know a gun. The US gun laws are a joke fuelled by people wanting to shoot which when this is the inevitable outcome, is selfish as it gets. When I think how victimised smokers are in the US yet this still goes on and gets swept under the rug cos Charlton and his chums like some shooty shooty I'm amazed. It's as ass baxckwards as the highly debatable way the gun lobby interpret the constitutional "right to bear arms" which is often, in the US studies I got my degree in anyway, thought to be more about the individual state's rights toan army of it's own and not every idiot to put everyone in danger. Video games my hairy arse-stupid parents and stupid laws are culpable here alongside Heston and his mates and their ludicrously selfish stance. I bet they were playing MKWii or Smackdown-they're the games my boys argue most about and there isn't a gun to be seen! RIP to the littlun.
without reading the article im guessing their american? EDIT: oh look i was right, why the hell are guns given to the stupidiest people on the planet?
American is stupid
your comment seems kind of stupid depending on how you read it its kind of insulting
and I still agree with this statement.
What was the name of game? I see it was accidental ... But it depends on what the name of the game was...
The game didnt pull the trigger, the boy did.
These Computer game need to be stopped... Console games only for kids
If a child has access to a gun he will try to use it. Children's sense of responsibility and awareness of consequences is not fully developed, you could actually argue that a lot of adult’s sense of responsibility and awareness of consequences is not fully developed either! No guns, no gun crime. Who really needs a shotgun? And really is there anyone other than army who need ANY kind of automatic weapon! Belief in the right to bear arms is as valid as the belief in magic!
...little out of touch with the world are we? no legal guns doesn't equal no illegal guns. the criminals would have all the guns, illegally. way to completely reverse the protection of the second amendment, nub
While I agree that general (legal) gun ownership has no place in most cities (I can accept that there may be a case for rural areas) and assault rifles pretty much have no real place anywhere beyond a battlefield... I think it's a bit much to say that "if a child has access to a gun he will try to use it." There are lots of kids with access to guns whose parents teach them about responsibility. There are lots of kids with access to guns who don't shoot anyone. I'm definitely not arguing they should have access, but kids don't automatically try to use a gun if they see it.
He said, "No guns, no gun crime." I don't think I even need to refute this rambling ignorance. You might as well say, "No violent video games, no violence"
Jokamo-there's no sense in what you say as the fewer guns are in circulation the fewer criminals that have them too. If their mate can just biy them one off the shops what does that suggest? To you I guess that we all need to have one for protection? Nonsense. No legal guns would equal a VAST reduction in gun crime. Even here in the UK we have gun crime but we don't think getting more guns out is the answer(and the annual 30, 000 dying from gunshots in the US suggest I'm right here)-we don't even arm our police as a mayyer of course and I'm proud of the fact. It means that outside of shooting clubs(which apart from airguns I'd have banned after Dunblane myself), farmers for vermin control and the forces anyone with a firearm is AUTOMATICALLY a crim and liable to five years inside no questions asked. But, obviously, if we allowed everyone to buy any gun they liked we'd all be safer in the UK, yes? Sorry, I'll take the sane option thanks very much. Fewer guns, fewer accidents with guns. Fewer guns, fewer shootings etc, etc-it really isn't hard. There's plenty of reasonable debate that suggests that the right to bear arms isn't a personal but state right in any case. Don't side with Heston and his idiot selfish cronies as it's the most ludicrous argument I ever heard and it supports thousands of unneeded deaths in the US every month.
Man i feel bad for the kid man now the parents is going make his life a living hell because there going to keep blaming him for everything then boom suicide sad really Edit You can criticize the way of I write over the internet it doesn't put me down whatsoever. So yeah have fun trying to be a english teacher on a comment section.
I'm guessing that you're not a native English speaker or younger than 10, because that has to be one of the worst examples of the use of the English language that I have ever read! If you're not 10 or a non-English speaker then can I suggest evening classes?
"The wrong kid died."
then make guns illegal, you have to be stupid if you cant figure that one out.
lol. Murder IS illegal, and he still did it anyway. How did you miss that connection?
Make GUNS illegal, my you are a bright one
The act of making something illegal (ie in your idiotic case, "guns")is no different than making "murder" illegal, because it was already against the law to kill someone and he still did it anyway. Dim bulb ain't ya? I love explaining myself to shrubbery.
Guns should be no where near children. I don't have a gun myself but what would I need it for? Protection? If someone is going to rob me with a gun I am charging at them with a bat & my fists. H*ll I am tired of paying bills anyways. I will miss gaming though, and women if I do go down.
If there wasn't a gun in the house he would of just got a punch in the face. It would of still hurt but no one would be dead. And whats worse, having access to adult games or a fvcking shotgun? Thats rhetorical btw.
although i understand what you are getting it if there wasn't a gun perhaps he would have used a knife, if no knife maybe he would have hit him with a baseball bat, or perhaps punched him, knocked him over them beat him to death. the point being is people are focusing on the instrament, what they are using doesn't matter the fact is he was angry enough to cause harm. and for all everyone knows they were playing "hello kitty i am an adventurer". so don't blame games either.
People are damn right to focus on the instrument. The absence of a gun from the situation makes the death a very remote possiblity. To beat someonme to death is something that takes time and that gives you cause to calm down or be found and stoppedplus a bat cannot go off by accident. Same for a knife, yes in a struggle you can get killed but it's far more inlikely to resilt in death than a gun and , again is very close up and personal. Sticking a blade through the skin, tendon, muscle and organs of someone is a very different(esp doing it repearedly which you'd most likely have to do to kill)thing to pulling a trigger from across the effin room. 99 times out of 100 if there's no gun there's no death. Simple as. A gun gives so little time for second thoughts. Some people in the US seem blind to the simple fact that having guns around is an estra means of killing and a very remote and easy one at that. We manage enough digusting crimes without making it even easier for it to happen-and indeed or accidents too. I don't even care about any supposed constitutional rights here. Even if that reading of the law is corerect sometimes, I'm afraid, the law is an ass.
You said, "I don't even care about any supposed constitutional rights" That pretty much sums up your position for me.
Are you seriously talking about constitutional rights on an issue like this? But of course you clearly need the constitutional right to MURDER someone because they beat your score in a video game! "I don't even care about any supposed constitutional rights" has to be the most stupid thing I've read on this whole moronic issue. A gun is a weapon. it's sole purpose is to take life. If you outlaw guns and make the ownership of a gun a custodial offence then you take the FIRST STEP to reducing deaths, accidental or otherwise! Yes there will always be guns out there, but outlawing their ownership will dramatically reduce the number of deaths from hand guns. It's such a no-brainer, I cannot understand how you cannot see the connection.
I don't agree with having firearms in a house with children =/ can't blame the kids, can't blame the video game....and how the hell was it loaded?...very sad =( And of course, video games are the scapegoat...i'm sure if they got mad over a tv program no one would have mentioned it....
What. A. Genius. Why didnt i think of this?
seems like every little kid has a gun hidden in the house somewhere.. Why are you arguing with someone that has a SHOTGUN? No winning that one.. I know gun don't kill people but it's always the wrong type of people that end up shooting people with guns. Insane kids
There's a couple of things bothering me about this... 1) Since the parents had guns in the house these kids should have been taught how to resolve fights EARLY. NO GUNS for the kids. The boy's reaction to grab a shotgun when he lost a game was the wrong one. 2) They shouldn't have had easy access to it. Period. Put it up high, lock it up, doesn't matter. Just make sure they can't get it. And I don't believe in making guns illegal because that will just make it more dangerous for the people who are just legitimately trying to protect themselves (i.e. I have a friend who lives in a very rural area and has been robbed several times. The cops told her to get a gun because they can't get there on time).
But that's the whole point of gun restriction. The cops are dumb for joining in an already escalating situation. If guns were totally banned then the robbers would be less likely to be armed in the first place. Plus if your mate has a gun and they have a gun she's more likely to get shot. Robbers are usually only after the loot so give it to them-if you pull a gun too the person already committing the crime is more likely to open fire esp in a nation where they know the person they're robbing might well be armed. Your friend would be best off getting a good seciruty system with cameras if these are repeat offenders(which is likely) that aren't being caught. The cops shouldn't be trying to get citizens to do their dirty work for them really either but detection is preferable to putting oneself at greater risk than ever. Honestly it's as simple as this-fewer guns, fewer gunshots, fewer deaths. They should only ever be in the hands of the armed forces and special police units and never legally in the hands of every day civilians. Then eveyone knows where they stand and the cops can lock up anyone still owning a gun, without bail preferably. And to say "well the bad guys have already got them" is barking up the wrong tree. You only reduce the number of guns available by outlawing their sale and making the punishments for selling and possession very harsh indeed-and hold a free amnesty for all the outstanding guns when you pass the law forbidding firearms. Even offer a partial reward for each one handed in. Otherwise your choice is an increase in firearms related deaths for the foreseeable future. The eacalation has to stop somewhere. Doesn't it? Should a civilised nation be selling the instruments of death on such a huge scale anyway?
So how will the media run with this one? Attack the video game industry or gun owners? For the record,the gun should have stored in a fashion where the kids couldnt get it. Dont know if it was loaded by the article.An 11 year old is certainly capable of doing that.
does anyone know the game they were playing... I'm wondering because if it was a Violent game I think they would have posted it every five minutes.. This is a sad thing to happen, Yes they parents are to blame.. If you can buy a gun then you should be able to buy the Lock for it... everyone always tries to blame the video game industry, it's just a way out not to blame them self... I think there need to be laws that state if you own a gun then you are responsible for whom ever is harmed by it.... This will get people to think about where they store there gun also make sure it's locked...
man that is so sad
i don't think guns should be banned because something like this happens. the real issue is keeping guns out of children's hands. obviously, the parents didn't do that, and it's not right. we shouldn't ban every little thing that may be dangerous to the irresponsible (guns, video games, etc.) we should scrutinize those things so that the wrong people don't get their hands on them.
dude thats soo bad but soo funy
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