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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 03:00 PM
Response to Reply #30
38. He's already there
Assaulting someone with a slingshot is a crime, even in Florida.
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  -Police: 11-Year-Old Arrested For Using Slingshot The Straight Story  Feb-20-07 11:38 AM   #0 
  - Where I live, a slingshot is considered a firearm  Orrex   Feb-20-07 11:41 AM   #1 
  - I don't doubt it. Slingshots can be lethal.  meldroc   Feb-20-07 02:03 PM   #19 
     - As a person with monocular vision I conider them especially dangerous  slackmaster   Feb-20-07 03:10 PM   #47 
     - The kind you buy in an arms store?...  Crayson   Feb-21-07 07:43 AM   #103 
  - the boy is a fright  TheBorealAvenger   Feb-20-07 11:42 AM   #2 
  - Mr. Wilson finally fed up?  zbdent   Feb-20-07 11:43 AM   #3 
  - Slingshots ARE NOT toys  piedmont   Feb-20-07 11:43 AM   #4 
  - Yes, let's funnel him into the prison system  PLF   Feb-20-07 11:53 AM   #5 
  - Did I say we should funnel this kid into the prison system? No...  piedmont   Feb-20-07 12:15 PM   #7 
  - The boy was arrested.  PLF   Feb-20-07 12:18 PM   #10 
     - As he should have been.  piedmont   Feb-20-07 12:26 PM   #12 
        - loop back to post #5  PLF   Feb-20-07 12:34 PM   #13 
           - You don't seem to understand the difference between "arrested" and "sentenced to prison"  piedmont   Feb-20-07 01:58 PM   #18 
              - Actually you don't understand how schools are pushing kids into the  PLF   Feb-20-07 02:24 PM   #20 
              - Again, what part of "slingshots are NOT toys" do you disagree with?  piedmont   Feb-20-07 02:33 PM   #21 
              - I could care less what you think about slingshots.  PLF   Feb-20-07 02:47 PM   #22 
                 - Be careful not to condemn a specific instance  Goblinmonger   Feb-20-07 02:52 PM   #23 
                 - I disagree, it's as simple as that.  PLF   Feb-20-07 02:54 PM   #27 
                    - It wasn't just a stupid act  slackmaster   Feb-20-07 02:57 PM   #29 
                    - I'm sorry, I didn't know you were there.  PLF   Feb-20-07 02:58 PM   #33 
                       - Non sequitur  slackmaster   Feb-20-07 02:58 PM   #35 
                          - You know all about this kids state of mind. I assumed you were there.  PLF   Feb-20-07 03:19 PM   #57 
                             - What kind of state of mind would you attribute to a child who shoots another child  slackmaster   Feb-20-07 03:24 PM   #62 
                                - He's the next Charlie Manson.  PLF   Feb-20-07 03:26 PM   #64 
                                   - RIF  slackmaster   Feb-20-07 04:20 PM   #78 
                                   - You invoked the name of Charlie Manson  PLF   Feb-20-07 04:49 PM   #85 
                                   - Would you feel better if I'd used John Wayne Gacy?  slackmaster   Feb-20-07 05:47 PM   #87 
                                   - Ol' charlie was a good boy until his mommy gave him a sling shot  PLF   Feb-20-07 06:05 PM   #93 
                                   - According to him things got bad when she traded him for a pitcher of beer  slackmaster   Feb-20-07 06:41 PM   #95 
                                   - You sure like to put words into people's mouths instead of trying to back up your pov.  WI_DEM   Feb-20-07 04:25 PM   #82 
                    - Two things  Goblinmonger   Feb-20-07 03:00 PM   #39 
                    - I'm thinking at this point he might deserve the death penalty.  PLF   Feb-20-07 03:02 PM   #41 
                       - Hyperbole doesn't become you  Goblinmonger   Feb-20-07 03:07 PM   #44 
                          - Listen I simply disagree with you about what is going on in our schools.  PLF   Feb-20-07 03:17 PM   #52 
                          - I agree some schools funnel kids too quickly  Goblinmonger   Feb-20-07 03:21 PM   #58 
                          - disproportionately does not equal all  PLF   Feb-20-07 03:28 PM   #66 
                             - What should schools do IN THIS INSTANCE?  Goblinmonger   Feb-20-07 03:31 PM   #68 
                             - Total lock-down, call out the SWAT team, maybe evacuate the entire school  PLF   Feb-20-07 03:38 PM   #69 
                             - I dunno - that reminds me of the movie Minority Report  The Straight Story   Feb-20-07 03:46 PM   #71 
                             - see post 74.  RiverStone   Feb-20-07 03:56 PM   #75 
                          - Do you work in the schools?  RiverStone   Feb-20-07 03:52 PM   #74 
                             - Him and his plastic pellet, he's a wild killer I tell yah.  PLF   Feb-20-07 04:47 PM   #84 
                                - You know  Goblinmonger   Feb-21-07 06:10 AM   #99 
                          - At 11, one commits assault with a deadly weapon almost daily  AngryAmish   Feb-21-07 08:07 AM   #105 
                             - You don't know that  Goblinmonger   Feb-21-07 09:05 AM   #108 
                    - Surely that wouldn't include use of a gun  treestar   Feb-20-07 04:24 PM   #81 
                 - How would you feel if your child had been the victim?  slackmaster   Feb-20-07 02:53 PM   #26 
                 - "redeemable"  PLF   Feb-20-07 02:57 PM   #30 
                 - Do you think it's normal for an 11-year-old to behave in a violent manner?  slackmaster   Feb-20-07 02:58 PM   #32 
                 - He's a violent killer. He must be incarcerated. Possibly a captial offense.  PLF   Feb-20-07 02:59 PM   #37 
                    - Charles Manson was 11 years old once  slackmaster   Feb-20-07 03:00 PM   #40 
                       - and he probably played with slingshots  PLF   Feb-20-07 03:03 PM   #42 
                       - Charles Manson was also 13 once.  ieoeja   Feb-20-07 03:19 PM   #55 
                          - No, Manson was not thrown in jail at 13  slackmaster   Feb-20-07 03:22 PM   #59 
                 - He's already there  slackmaster   Feb-20-07 03:00 PM   #38 
                    - He's the next Charlie Manson.  PLF   Feb-20-07 03:18 PM   #54 
                       - People like you give Democrats a reputation for being soft on crime  slackmaster   Feb-20-07 03:26 PM   #65 
                          - Haha, shall we call freeperville and get their approval now or later?  PLF   Feb-20-07 03:30 PM   #67 
                 - God, I'm glad I didn't go to school with your kid  AngryAmish   Feb-21-07 08:09 AM   #106 
                 - I assume you actually "could *NOT* care less" about my opinion on slingshots  piedmont   Feb-20-07 02:58 PM   #36 
              - Should the police be called if a 11 yr old assaults someone?  uppityperson   Feb-20-07 06:49 PM   #96 
                 - see post #83  piedmont   Feb-20-07 06:54 PM   #97 
              - they are toys actually...  Crayson   Feb-21-07 07:37 AM   #101 
  - Did the person say that?  WI_DEM   Feb-20-07 04:23 PM   #80 
     - Nope, I didn't-- but that didn't seem to matter  piedmont   Feb-20-07 04:41 PM   #83 
        - Yes, that's clear from the posts.  donco6   Feb-20-07 05:56 PM   #92 
        - alert can be fun.  uppityperson   Feb-20-07 07:01 PM   #98 
  - PS (to all on subthread)- see more info below, was a balloon sling shot (nt)  The Straight Story   Feb-20-07 03:14 PM   #49 
  - We used rubber bands and our thumb and forefinger when I was a kid  slackmaster   Feb-20-07 04:18 PM   #76 
  - You can kill with virtually anything.  Crayson   Feb-21-07 07:40 AM   #102 
  - Even without a slingshot, rocks can do serious injury.  leveymg   Feb-20-07 11:56 AM   #6 
  - They were illegal when I was a kid  LiberalEsto   Feb-20-07 12:18 PM   #8 
  - At least they didn't tazer the kid  Hippo_Tron   Feb-20-07 12:18 PM   #9 
  - I don't think it's unreasonable --  Katherine Brengle   Feb-20-07 12:36 PM   #15 
  - no amount of fascist bullshit is unreasonable for some people  PLF   Feb-20-07 02:52 PM   #24 
     - Some of those kids belong in the criminal justice system  slackmaster   Feb-20-07 02:56 PM   #28 
     - Yeah, the justice system works so well for our kids.  PLF   Feb-20-07 03:09 PM   #46 
        - We'll just have to let the system figure out whether or not he belongs there  slackmaster   Feb-20-07 03:16 PM   #51 
           - yeah the system works so well  PLF   Feb-20-07 03:41 PM   #70 
     - .  Katherine Brengle   Feb-21-07 09:08 AM   #109 
  - I'm guessing (hoping?) we don't know the whole story.  Goblinmonger   Feb-20-07 02:53 PM   #25 
     - I would bet money on it  slackmaster   Feb-20-07 02:57 PM   #31 
        - Well, you never know  Goblinmonger   Feb-20-07 03:04 PM   #43 
  - when we were kids my dad bought a wrist rockets that we were only allowed to  chimpsrsmarter   Feb-20-07 12:23 PM   #11 
  - A wrist rocket is an entirely different matter.  depakid   Feb-20-07 05:53 PM   #90 
     - A wrist rocket head shot is not necessarily deadly  AngryAmish   Feb-21-07 08:16 AM   #107 
  - Good, slingshots can do a lot of damage.  Katherine Brengle   Feb-20-07 12:35 PM   #14 
  - Another troop-in-training for a BFEE war. nt  valerief   Feb-20-07 12:42 PM   #16 
  - Don't be so flippant  BoneDaddy   Feb-20-07 01:12 PM   #17 
  - I swear my entire generation should all be in Bushco prisons  malaise   Feb-20-07 02:58 PM   #34 
  - I doubt that is what happened in the OP  Goblinmonger   Feb-20-07 03:08 PM   #45 
     - More info on the story  The Straight Story   Feb-20-07 03:14 PM   #48 
        - OMG - PLF - Look here, quickly!  slackmaster   Feb-20-07 03:15 PM   #50 
        - The ACLU is needed here  malaise   Feb-20-07 03:18 PM   #53 
        - I agree  Goblinmonger   Feb-20-07 03:23 PM   #61 
        - plastic pellet = "deadly missile"  PLF   Feb-20-07 03:24 PM   #63 
        - Thanks for the link  Goblinmonger   Feb-20-07 03:19 PM   #56 
  - Bullys RULE!  mdmc   Feb-20-07 03:23 PM   #60 
  - Heres what I think.  RL3AO   Feb-20-07 03:48 PM   #72 
  - Did the boy go around shooting people for fun, or was he provoked and had no outlet but to  HypnoToad   Feb-20-07 03:52 PM   #73 
  - There's no indication the boy is a Muslim  slackmaster   Feb-20-07 04:19 PM   #77 
  - Hey, slingshots can kill or they can put out an eye or maim a person  WI_DEM   Feb-20-07 04:22 PM   #79 
  - Picture of the weapon (sling shot) from an updated article  The Straight Story   Feb-20-07 05:16 PM   #86 
  - Looks like a potential eye killer  slackmaster   Feb-20-07 05:48 PM   #88 
     - looks like an oversized condom for bush (nt)  The Straight Story   Feb-20-07 05:49 PM   #89 
  - Florida is one sick state  depakid   Feb-20-07 05:56 PM   #91 
  - the original slingshot terrorist  Gabi Hayes   Feb-20-07 06:37 PM   #94 
  - Depending on the slingshot and projectile, that could be like shooting him in the chest  benEzra   Feb-21-07 07:37 AM   #100 
  - I got hit with sling shots, bee bees, pellet rifles,  The Flaming Red Head   Feb-21-07 07:49 AM   #104 
 

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