Skip to comments.Teen Nabbed After Gun Photos Online
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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Man, no where in the 2nd do I see an age requirement.
This one has your name written all over it!
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.
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 ...
How is he breaking the law?
After seven paragraphs, I am then able to figure out what state this is in.
Of all the stuff going on at Myspace.com this is the least offensive.
Well obviously what he needs is a better way to transport his weapons!
Being photographed with some guns in your own private home is a crime?!?! I'm scratching Colorado off my list of possible vacation destinations.
Yeah, I had the same reaction. The story is badly written.
"Kids inherently don't have good judgment. That's what maturation accomplishes."
Except in liberals, demokkkRATs and other assorted criminals.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Suspended and possibly expelled from school for having taken pictures of himself with guns at home? How can the school do that?
I am talking about toys, I was responding to a post to me, and truthfully, I never read the story.
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.