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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:27 PM

8th Grader Brings Loaded Gun to School

Source: WKRG local Mobile Alabama news

MOBILE COUNTY, Alabama --
School officials say an 8th grade student brought a loaded gun and a knife to school today. The weapons were discovered in the student's book bag in a gym locker room at 12:50pm at Alba Middle School. The gun was a 25 caliber semi automatic.

The student was arrested and suspended. No word on why the student brought the weapons to school.


Read more: http://www2.wkrg.com/news/2013/jan/09/8th-grader-brings-loaded-gun-school-ar-5332088/

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Reply 8th Grader Brings Loaded Gun to School (Original post)
moobu2 Jan 2013 OP
MightyMopar Jan 2013 #1
Lost-in-FL Jan 2013 #2
old guy Jan 2013 #4
JoeyT Jan 2013 #9
longship Jan 2013 #3
Canoe52 Jan 2013 #5
dballance Jan 2013 #6
KansDem Jan 2013 #8
Nine Jan 2013 #15
Joey Liberal Jan 2013 #7
harmonicon Jan 2013 #10
slackmaster Jan 2013 #11
onehandle Jan 2013 #12
DavidWD72 Jan 2013 #13
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #14
glinda Jan 2013 #16
Tigress DEM Jan 2013 #17
Sabriel Jan 2013 #18
littlemissmartypants Jan 2013 #19

Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:30 PM

1. The kid must have listened to the LaPierres NRA press conference!

 

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:30 PM

2. The NRA must be so proud. nt

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Response to Lost-in-FL (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:37 PM

4. Actually and sadly,

they undoubtedly are very proud.

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Response to Lost-in-FL (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:12 PM

9. Depends on the race of the kid.

If he was white they'll be proud, if not they'll be horrified.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:35 PM

3. Part of the new NRA school protection pogram... er, excuse me... program.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:43 PM

5. But...!!!

"we need more gunzzz in our schools!!!..."

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:45 PM

6. Alabama isn't exactly known for its high level of intelligence.

I believe it consistently ranks near the bottom in how kids perform in school. As well as ranking near the top in how much aid it takes from the government despite the fact so many of their politicians complain about government largess and welfare.

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Response to dballance (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:11 PM

8. "As well as ranking near the top in how much aid it takes from the government..."

According to MJ it ranks 6th

States receiving the most federal funding per tax dollar paid:
1. New Mexico: $2.63
2. West Virginia: $2.57
3. Mississippi: $2.47
4. District of Colombia: $2.41
5. Hawaii: $2.38
6. Alabama: $2.03
7. Alaska: $1.93
8. Montana: $1.92
9. South Carolina: $1.92
10. Maine: $1.78

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/11/states-federal-taxes-spending-charts-maps

Omitting DC (not a state), it ranks 5th putting it in the top 10 percent!

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Response to dballance (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:56 PM

15. Nice progressive talk

Commenting on the hypocrisy of that state's elected officials is fair (though I fail to see the relevance here). Painting the whole state as low intelligence is not. This kid could have been planning something very bad. Or he could have been a bully target who became desperate and felt he needed something to defend himself. He could have been a kid terrified by fears of mass shootings and bought into the NRA rhetoric that more "good guys" with guns would keep his school safe. We just don't know anything yet.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:56 PM

7. The kid is a young republican......

Just sayin.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:16 PM

10. Suspended?

Now who will defend them from a "bad guy" who brings a gun to their school?

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:23 PM

12. The source of the gun should be in Prison. nt

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:40 PM

13. This just begs the question...

Where the hell were this kids parents and why did they not know this was a possibility. A thirteen year old kid doesn't have access to a gun unless their parent gives that access.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:09 PM

14. Well, there's ANOTHER parent or set of parents that needs to be locked up for

felony child endangerment or worse.

I just LOVE responsible gun owners like those people.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:59 PM

16. He might have thought he needed to protect his self....with a gun?

This Country has descended into the most dismal abyss ever.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:10 PM

17. 3 Words - Gun OWNER Insurance

Part of it would involve making sure people who own guns:

A) Don't have any mental illnesses that make them a danger to self or others

B) Keep them locked up and unavailable to their children unless directly suprevised

C) Take training classes themselves

D) Kids who use guns in hunting or target scenarios have to pass a test and have a permit just like with cars.


People who don't insure their guns can have them confiscated and returned only once they have met the criteria.

Responsible gun ownership isn't the problem.

People thinking the 2nd amendment means they can take their guns everywhere with them and that their kids are smart enough to handle deadly weapons in a rational manner even before they know the truth about Santa and the Easter Bunny.



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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:18 PM

18. It was a gift for his teacher

They get tired of apple ornaments, you know. A little semi-automatic once in a while would be welcome.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:24 PM

19. He felt threatened by what he heard here...feared for HIS life?

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