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Trick-or-treater, 10, pulls gun
http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-11-01/trick-or-treater-10-pulls-gun?v=1320149088 ^ | 11/1/2011 | Bianca Cain

Posted on 11/01/2011 11:21:16 AM PDT by Morgana

A 10-year-old Aiken trick-or-treater pulled a gun on a woman who said she would take his candy on Halloween.

According to a police incident report, the 28-year-old victim told authorities she recognized some boys from her neighborhood while they were trick or treating near Schroeder and George streets around 6:30 p.m. and jokingly told them she would take their candy.

One 10-year-old in the group of approximately 10 juveniles responded with “no you’re not ...” and then pointed a 9mm handgun at her.

According to Aiken Public Safety Lt. David Turno, the clip was not in the gun at the time, but the boy did have the loaded clip in his possession.

The boy’s brother, also 10, told authorities he also had a gun. The second weapon was recovered this morning.

The boy who pulled the weapon was brought to the police station where he was turned over to the custody of his parents.

Turno said the boys obtained the weapons from their grandfather without permission.

(Excerpt) Read more at chronicle.augusta.com ...


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: banglist; clip; crime; gun; halloween
Now only if more of America had his spirit when it came to Congress. “no you’re not ...”
1 posted on 11/01/2011 11:21:20 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

was he costumed as a rapper or was he a real rapper?


2 posted on 11/01/2011 11:22:37 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: Morgana

That’s one way to spin the story . . . .


3 posted on 11/01/2011 11:28:16 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Morgana
"According to Aiken Public Safety Lt. David Turno, the clip was not in the gun at the time"


4 posted on 11/01/2011 11:31:19 AM PDT by DemforBush (Serpentine, Shel! Serpentine!)
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To: 1rudeboy; Slings and Arrows

I am sure the kid did not know the difference between a real and play gun, and I blame the grandfather he should have had the thing under lock and key. I love the kids spirit however. Has a future in the NRA if guided correctly.

Now America tell that to Congress “no you’re not ...”


5 posted on 11/01/2011 11:31:35 AM PDT by Morgana (This space for rent.........cheap)
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To: Morgana
Turno said the boys obtained the weapons from their grandfather without permission.

That is some pretty poor writing right there, that is.

One could read that sentence to mean that the boys were given the firearms by there grandfather without the permission of the parents.

Certainly what the writer intends to convey is that the children stole the firearms from their grandfather.

6 posted on 11/01/2011 11:34:00 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Morgana
Pumpkin Carving With A Drum Fed AK
7 posted on 11/01/2011 11:34:15 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: DemforBush

They must teach the ‘clip’ term in journalism school. Its almost universal.


8 posted on 11/01/2011 11:38:06 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: DemforBush
But was it a Glock?

9 posted on 11/01/2011 11:41:26 AM PDT by TSgt (Legal Disclaimer: View my profile at your own risk)
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To: lacrew

I honestly used to make the same mistake until I started coming to FR. Now the difference is so ingrained in me it’s become a pet peeve when I see a writer make the mistake.


10 posted on 11/01/2011 11:42:35 AM PDT by DemforBush (Serpentine, Shel! Serpentine!)
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To: Morgana

I hope that in the future she thinks twice before trying to steal some kid’s candy.


11 posted on 11/01/2011 11:46:46 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm at for no additional charge...)
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To: TSgt

I heard it was an AK-47...


12 posted on 11/01/2011 11:49:22 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm at for no additional charge...)
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To: Morgana
The boy who pulled the weapon was brought to the police station where he was turned over to the custody of his parents.
Returned to the real source of this crime. That'll work.
13 posted on 11/01/2011 11:50:13 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: TSgt

Hahahahaa!!! Good one!

Clearly, that hand crossbow is one of those ‘plastic gun’ Glocks designed to be undetectable by airport metal detectors

/1980s anti-gun propaganda.


14 posted on 11/01/2011 11:50:42 AM PDT by DemforBush (Serpentine, Shel! Serpentine!)
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To: DemforBush
Must have been a broom handle Mauser.


15 posted on 11/01/2011 12:00:03 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Morgana

From an earlier thread.


16 posted on 11/01/2011 12:10:53 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; one box left.)
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To: DemforBush

“According to Aiken Public Safety Lt. David Turno, the clip was not in the gun at the time”

If that was my kid he’d be in big trouble for going out without ammunition.


17 posted on 11/01/2011 12:34:52 PM PDT by MeganC (Are you better off than you were four years ago?)
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To: Morgana

You have to be a damn fool to be 10 and not know the difference between a real and a play gun. Especially if you are carrying the clip. I think he knew.

Love the kid’s spirit? He can’t tell the difference between a toy and a real gun, and can’t tell the difference between a joke and a threat? I don’t want that kid anywhere near a gun. Ever.

(if you were just too subtle for me with the sarcasm, oops)


18 posted on 11/01/2011 12:37:15 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: Morgana

Self defense EQUALIZER kudos to the kid!


19 posted on 11/01/2011 12:54:08 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: heartwood

With the way kids are raised these days it is hard to tell. Either way it is the grandfather’s fault for not having the thing under lock and key.

The “spirit” I was referring to was the fact that he was not gonna allow someone to steal from him. Not the fact that he was too young to know the difference between a joke and a real hold up. If the kid was/is taught correctly he could grow up to be Bernie Geotz. It is all in teaching the kid and that was the grandfather’s responsibilty. Grandpa needs to improve.


20 posted on 11/01/2011 12:56:59 PM PDT by Morgana (This space for rent.........cheap)
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To: ex91B10

saw that, but I agree with another FReeper. It should read “you DON’T raise them we cage them”


21 posted on 11/01/2011 12:58:43 PM PDT by Morgana (This space for rent.........cheap)
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To: Morgana

More likely he grows up to be an impulsive heedless young man who never imagines the consequences of his actions, and shoots someone dead over a trivial slight.

He has no sense of reality or responsibility about a death-dealing instrument, and either no ability to read people, or no common sense about the appropriate reaction.

If they published his name, we could make a ten year bet on him.

I’m not saying he should be sent to jail - he should be released to his parents, taken behind the woodshed, made to dig ditches or chop wood, lose his electronics for half a year and apologize to the woman he threatened. If his parents respond properly, he might just grow up decent.


22 posted on 11/01/2011 1:09:53 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: WayneS
Don't joke about hi-jacking in airports.

Don't joke about stealing candy on Halloween.

LOL

23 posted on 11/01/2011 1:27:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: heartwood
You only have the word of the "victim" that it was a joke. Criminals and muggers often resort to the "I wasn't REALLY going to rob them" defense after someone defends him or herself against their threats/attacks.
24 posted on 11/02/2011 4:57:21 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm at for no additional charge...)
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