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Toddler Caught on Camera Handling an AK-47 (New Orleans)
firstcoastnews.com ^ | 04/05/07 | firstcoastnews

Posted on 04/05/2007 12:53:42 PM PDT by Ellesu

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- Louisiana pawnshop manager Dan Reese said he never thought he'd see a diaper-clad 2-year-old holding an AK-47.

But that's exactly what happened inside BJ's Pawn Shop, Reese said.

The toddler's father gave him the gun and proceeded to show the child how to hold, load and operate it.

"He's telling the boy, 'This is how you hold it, like this. Anybody in front of you, you can mow them down. Kill everybody, soldier, because daddy's going to buy you this chopper,' repeating it over and over," Reese said.

The store's surveillance video also shows the father and son marching around the store, showcasing the weapon.

With an assault rifle slung over the toddler's shoulder, Reese said he drew the line, took away the weapon and shut the gun case.

According to Reese, the father got angry and wanted to fight, but he never got the man's name.

Reese also said he'll sell AK-47s only to police officers now.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Harry Lee said he was concerned about the incident but said that the father didn't break any laws.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: ak47; banglist; banglistbanglist; toddler

1 posted on 04/05/2007 12:53:44 PM PDT by Ellesu
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2 posted on 04/05/2007 12:55:41 PM PDT by Ellesu
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To: Ellesu

Gun shop owner will only sell to cops now?

Well, then in that case, someone needs to point that out to everyone in the area.


3 posted on 04/05/2007 12:56:02 PM PDT by Rick.Donaldson (http://realitycheck.blogsome.com)
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To: Ellesu
a diaper-clad 2-year-old

Those are diapers?
4 posted on 04/05/2007 12:58:04 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: Ellesu

Just another day at Mitt Romney’s house.


5 posted on 04/05/2007 12:58:06 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Ellesu
"He's telling the boy, 'This is how you hold it, like this. Anybody in front of you, you can mow them down. Kill everybody, soldier, because daddy's going to buy you this chopper,' repeating it over and over,"

Somehow I'm reminded of this:


6 posted on 04/05/2007 12:58:10 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: Ellesu

Little late for April Fools Day? Bang!


7 posted on 04/05/2007 12:58:14 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here. ;-)
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To: P-40

Under the blue jeans...yes.


8 posted on 04/05/2007 1:00:13 PM PDT by lawdude (Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! *)
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To: Williams

“Just another day at Mitt Romney’s house.”

What the hell are you implying? Got an issue going?


9 posted on 04/05/2007 1:01:36 PM PDT by lawdude (Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! * Fred! *)
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To: Ellesu
Is it an Easter present?

10 posted on 04/05/2007 1:03:09 PM PDT by beeber (stuned)
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To: Ellesu

Just another aspect of a “chocolate city”...


11 posted on 04/05/2007 1:03:37 PM PDT by Redbob
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To: Ellesu

There is Nothing wrong with teaching a child how to handle and respect a firearm. Obviously the potential buyer has little confidence in the ability of police to protect individuals. Most of the time when cops respond, the crime has already been committed and the victim has already been identified.

Cops are here to enforce the law. But it is up to individuals to protect their Constitutional rights.


12 posted on 04/05/2007 1:03:43 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 (No Bull in 08!)
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To: Ellesu
Other than this taking place in a gunshop, is there a problem?

I fired my first 12 gauge shotgun at about age 4.

Had my dad, my grandfather, my uncles, my great uncles, my great great uncles, and a great grandfather present. Might've been some more male relatives there that day but I don't recall.

They helped me lift it up but I pulled the trigger.

Even had my dad's horses there in Great Grandpa's barn, farm implements all over the place, pigs in the oak grove ~ is there anything in that memory that could possibly be wrong?

13 posted on 04/05/2007 1:05:57 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: r9etb

Ahh, another disciple of the religion of peace...


14 posted on 04/05/2007 1:06:06 PM PDT by padre35 (I am from the "let's stop eating our own" wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Ellesu

I am sure the Kid is a member of the NRA’s Eddie Eagle Program.


15 posted on 04/05/2007 1:07:16 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Williams

What is that supposed to mean ?


16 posted on 04/05/2007 1:09:41 PM PDT by Neu Pragmatist (Rudy and McPain are done ..... Romney the next Reagan ? Perhaps ....)
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To: muawiyah
This is the problem:

'This is how you hold it, like this. Anybody in front of you, you can mow them down. Kill everybody, soldier, because daddy's going to buy you this chopper

17 posted on 04/05/2007 1:10:24 PM PDT by The Blitherer ("What the devil is keeping the Yanks?")
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To: o_zarkman44
"He's telling the boy, 'This is how you hold it, like this. Anybody in front of you, you can mow them down. Kill everybody, soldier, because daddy's going to buy you this chopper,' repeating it over and over," Reese said.

I think there's a little more going on than teaching a child how to handle and respect a firearm. The father is teaching that kid how NOT to handle a gun. We either have a future jihadist or future gangbanger here.

18 posted on 04/05/2007 1:10:37 PM PDT by Siouxz ( Freepers are the best!!!)
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To: Williams
Just another day at Mitt Romney’s house.

LOL.

19 posted on 04/05/2007 1:14:06 PM PDT by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: Siouxz; The Blitherer
Guy probably lives in a bad, or "overtaxed" neighborhood.

Depending on the circumstances what he's saying could probably be very reasonable.

Now, knowing what we already know about the guy (from the picture of his kid, and the audio portion of the tape) would any of you guys critical of his inarticulateness dare walk nekkid down the street in his part of town?

20 posted on 04/05/2007 1:15:23 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Ellesu
Another member of TROP(c)??

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

21 posted on 04/05/2007 1:15:33 PM PDT by Tatze (I'm in a state of taglinelessness!)
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To: Williams
Just another day at Mitt Romney’s house.

LMAO! Brilliant.

22 posted on 04/05/2007 1:15:36 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: muawiyah
would any of you guys critical of his inarticulateness dare walk nekkid down the street in his part of town?

Um...I usually don't make a habit of walking nekkid down any street in any part of town. :-)

I wasn't critical of his inarticulateness, just his encouragement to his two year old son to mow people down.

23 posted on 04/05/2007 1:21:13 PM PDT by The Blitherer ("What the devil is keeping the Yanks?")
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To: The Blitherer
"mow 'em down" is probably as articulate as he's going to get.

Or, maybe "shoot 'em up".

"W" gets criticized for this all the time and it's quite obvious it's nothing more than the result of a mild aphasia typical of those pilots who did 50% more time than was healthy flying a jet fighter.

I'd defer to judging this guy only after he put it to paper and had it edited by a Cambridge don.

24 posted on 04/05/2007 1:26:59 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Fair enough.


25 posted on 04/05/2007 1:35:03 PM PDT by The Blitherer ("What the devil is keeping the Yanks?")
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To: Ellesu

Must have been some kid. How many 2 year olds do you know who could march around with a 10 pound gun slung over their shoulder?


26 posted on 04/05/2007 1:45:11 PM PDT by 3niner (War is one game where the home team always loses.)
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To: muawiyah
"mow 'em down" is probably as articulate as he's going to get. Or, maybe "shoot 'em up".

Remind me never to hire you as a defense lawyer....

27 posted on 04/05/2007 2:22:19 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: Ellesu

I guess I’m the only one who feels this story isn’t passing the smell test.


28 posted on 04/05/2007 3:27:46 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Rudy Giuliani wants to steal Norstralia's stroon - well it explains his Mustelidphobia)
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To: Oztrich Boy
It's a "non story" ~ I'll check this for rap lyrics in a few minutes. Up in the Big Apple an undercover cop overheard Eminem's "Get My Gun" being chanted/sung/hummed/played and next thing you know people all over the place were getting shot ~ by cops!

This young man is quite lucky the gun shop owner could tell the difference between "wuff" and "threat".

29 posted on 04/05/2007 3:43:56 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Constitution Day

What does Romney have to do with this ?


30 posted on 04/05/2007 6:35:44 PM PDT by Neu Pragmatist (Rudy and McPain are done ..... Romney the next Reagan ? Perhaps ....)
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To: Ellesu
An AK 47 is a little too much gun for a two year old, unless he is big for his age. A 22 caliber revolver would be more appropriate. ;-)
31 posted on 04/05/2007 8:27:02 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Peloose lips sink ships.)
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To: Ellesu

Something isn’t right about this story. Harry Lee is not the Sheriff of New Orleans. Perhaps this happened in a neighboring community.


32 posted on 04/05/2007 9:42:30 PM PDT by Lib Buster (Don't tell me what you believe in. I'll observe how you behave and I will make my own determination.)
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To: Lib Buster
Harry Lee is not the Sheriff of New Orleans. Perhaps this happened in a neighboring community.

Really. Do you that the words Jefferson Parish Sheriff Harry Lee might possibly provide a clue?

33 posted on 04/05/2007 11:29:47 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Rudy Giuliani wants to steal Norstralia's stroon - well it explains his Mustelidphobia)
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To: Oztrich Boy

The byline reads “New Orleans, LA” and obviously this incident did not take place there. That’s all. No need to get your panties in a bunch, Oztrich BOY.


34 posted on 04/06/2007 2:49:58 AM PDT by Lib Buster (Don't tell me what you believe in. I'll observe how you behave and I will make my own determination.)
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To: o_zarkman44
Kill everybody, soldier, because daddy's going to buy you this chopper

There is nothing wrong with teaching a child how to handle a firearm, but teaching a child to "kill everybody" is definitely pushing it.

Obviously the potential buyer has little confidence in the ability of police to protect individuals.

For a buyer in New Orleans, that's definitely very believable.

35 posted on 04/06/2007 2:24:28 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Sic Semper Tyrannis * Allen for U.S. Senate for VA in '08 * Thompson/Hunter in '08)
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To: muawiyah

I’m sure your dad was not showing you how to mow down PEOPLE. I shot a 9mm (with my dad) when i was 12 years old. But my dad was not showing me how to shoot people. He was showing me that guns are nothing to play with. That they are very powerful. I think there is a difference between teaching your kid about guns and glorifying them. If that guy would have brought that gun home... that lil boy would have been crying to play with it. To that 2 year old boy, that gun was a TOY!


36 posted on 04/09/2007 1:33:29 PM PDT by diditonmyown
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To: P-40

He was wearing his pants low. Diaper showing and all. a true “gangsta”.


37 posted on 04/09/2007 1:33:30 PM PDT by diditonmyown
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