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Teen Nabbed After Gun Photos Online
cbs ^ | 2-23-06

Posted on 02/23/2006 8:27:40 AM PST by LouAvul

A 16-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday after postings on the popular Web site MySpace.com allegedly showed him holding handguns, authorities said.

The teen was being held at a juvenile detention center facing three misdemeanor charges of juvenile possession of a handgun, said district attorney spokeswoman Pam Russell. He is due in court Feb. 27.

Police searched the boy's home after receiving a tip from Evergreen High School on Feb. 10, the same day he was suspended, officials said.

School spokesman Rick Kaufman said parents were calling with concerns and some kept their children home after photographs posted on the boy's profile on MySpace.com, a social networking Web site, began circulating through the community.

One photo allegedly showed him lying on a floor surrounded by nine rifles with the caption, "Angel o' death on wings o' lead."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: banglist; billofrights; bradywatch; colorado; constitutionlist; donutwatch; evergreen; expulsion; guns; jackbootedthugs; jbt; myspace; picture; school; teens; zerotolerance
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1 posted on 02/23/2006 8:27:42 AM PST by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul

Man, no where in the 2nd do I see an age requirement.


2 posted on 02/23/2006 8:29:52 AM PST by Sybeck1
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To: freepatriot32

This one has your name written all over it!


3 posted on 02/23/2006 8:31:18 AM PST by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: LouAvul
I'm willing to bet that the kid did not know he was breaking the law.

Just because WE know it's wrong doesn't mean KIDS know it.

Plus, you've got the immaturity factor. Kids inherently don't have good judgment. That's what maturation accomplishes.

4 posted on 02/23/2006 8:33:27 AM PST by FReepaholic (If ignorance ain't bliss, I don't know what is.)
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To: eyespysomething
"The photos were very disturbing, and while the content was not a direct threat, we just felt it was important for us to take appropriate disciplinary action," Kaufman said, adding the student could be expelled.

When your son's friend came to pick him up today, your son had three (toy) shotguns sticking out of his backpack, a (toy) M-16 with grenade launcher in his hand and a (toy) pistol in a holster on his hip.

I realize these guns aren't real, but it begs the question if perhaps he is in need of appropriate disciplinary action ...

5 posted on 02/23/2006 8:34:53 AM PST by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: FReepaholic
the kid did not know he was breaking the law.

How is he breaking the law?

6 posted on 02/23/2006 8:34:56 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: LouAvul

After seven paragraphs, I am then able to figure out what state this is in.


7 posted on 02/23/2006 8:37:21 AM PST by Deguello
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To: LouAvul

Of all the stuff going on at Myspace.com this is the least offensive.


8 posted on 02/23/2006 8:38:19 AM PST by escapefromboston (manny ortez: mvp)
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To: SittinYonder

Well obviously what he needs is a better way to transport his weapons!

More holsters?


9 posted on 02/23/2006 8:39:16 AM PST by eyespysomething
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To: LouAvul

Being photographed with some guns in your own private home is a crime?!?! I'm scratching Colorado off my list of possible vacation destinations.


10 posted on 02/23/2006 8:40:13 AM PST by L98Fiero
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To: Deguello
After seven paragraphs, I am then able to figure out what state this is in.

Yeah, I had the same reaction. The story is badly written.

11 posted on 02/23/2006 8:40:19 AM PST by 68skylark
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To: FReepaholic; sure_fine

"Kids inherently don't have good judgment. That's what maturation accomplishes."

Except in liberals, demokkkRATs and other assorted criminals.


12 posted on 02/23/2006 8:40:51 AM PST by butternut_squash_bisque (Borders, Language, Culture™)
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To: LouAvul

All I can see for sure that he did is to pose, somewhere, with some guns, and put the photos on the internet. No threat whatsoever to the school or any other soul.

So he should be found Not Guilty on the three misdemeanor possession charges, and then he should sue the bejeebers out of everybody.


13 posted on 02/23/2006 8:41:06 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: LouAvul
The country has grown so overregulated that posting any picture of yourself can probably be used as evidence that you broke some law or other.

IMO, all laws should have a sunset of not more than twenty years. That's the only way I can think of to keep the byers mucked out sufficiently.

14 posted on 02/23/2006 8:41:07 AM PST by steve-b (A desire not to butt into other people's business is eighty percent of all human wisdom)
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To: eyespysomething

In Oregon minors may not "possess" guns. 18 for longguns and 21 for handguns is the law. There are exceptions for when used with the supervision of a qualified adult.


15 posted on 02/23/2006 8:41:35 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: LouAvul

Well if it's illegal to post pics of yourself with guns on MySpace, I'll be waiting for BATFE to come knocking any minute now...

...any minute...

...now?...

how about...

...now?


16 posted on 02/23/2006 8:43:24 AM PST by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / Molwn Labe!)
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To: LouAvul
My friend Just canceled her Myspace.com account because I told her about all the horrible things that happen to kids. even kids who think they can handle anything get hurt. I never have or will have an account with one of those web sites!
17 posted on 02/23/2006 8:43:48 AM PST by Reaper FReeper (sometimes I wonder what ADD is, but than I find myself chasing a butterfly.)
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To: LouAvul
adding the student could be expelled.

Suspended and possibly expelled from school for having taken pictures of himself with guns at home? How can the school do that?

18 posted on 02/23/2006 8:44:01 AM PST by kevao
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To: Jack Black

I am talking about toys, I was responding to a post to me, and truthfully, I never read the story.


19 posted on 02/23/2006 8:44:25 AM PST by eyespysomething
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To: eyespysomething
More holsters?

I was thinking a nice canvas bag he could unroll to reveal custom pockets for specific guns and ammo. Something he could pack in a hurry and wear with a shoulder strap.

Oh, wait. That's what I want.

20 posted on 02/23/2006 8:44:34 AM PST by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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