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Mother Begs Gun Retailer to Stop Sending Catalogs to Mentally Ill Son
NBCCT ^ | Mar 6, 2013 | Jo Ling Ken

Posted on 03/07/2013 10:40:56 PM PST by Daffynition

A Norwalk mother says one of the country’s top gun retailers, Cheaper Than Dirt!!, has been sending her underage son gun catalogs after he ordered them online, despite her repeated requests for them to stop.

She says her son is mentally unwell and, since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, she is concerned. To protect her family, NBC Connecticut has concealed her identity. For the story, we will call her Amy.

“I can't get a gun company to stop sending my 15-year-old son catalogs,” Amy said. “The things that happened in Newtown are happening in my home. I have a kid with issues, and he's fascinated with guns.”

Amy told NBC Connecticut she discovered the first Cheaper Than Dirt! catalog in her mailbox at home in late December, about 10 days after the shooting in Newtown.

“I saw there were guns all over the front and flipped it over and I saw it was addressed to my 15-year-old son,” she said.

Her son, who has been diagnosed with ADHD and has criteria to be bipolar and sociopathic, told her he had requested it.

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KEYWORDS: banglist; ctd; guncontrol; secondamendment
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To: Daffynition
Amy said she is doing everything she can to help her son get through this challenging time. She hopes other parents do not have to deal with unwanted influences on their children.

“It shouldn't have to be so difficult to get help for your kid and to get a gun catalog to stop sending catalogs,” Amy said.

I sent my kids to public school, so it was impossible for me to "deal" with unwanted influences. And I didn't have the fortitude to throw out the TV, or to lock down the internet, or two do background checks on all their friends. And I certainly couldn't keep them from seeing my in-laws.

So, unwanted influence was just a way of life. Plus, the government is just one big unwanted influence.

The story says the mother threw the catalogs out without letting her son see them. So he never saw the catalogs, and no harm was done.

There's this newspaper, the "Washington Examiner", in my area. They drop papers at my driveway a couple of times a week. I don't read it. Occasionally, I'll jump through some hoops, and get them to stop delivery. Then a few months later, it starts up again.


51 posted on 03/08/2013 8:00:26 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Kirkwood

He probably was, but IF and it’s a big IF that the mother actually contacted them and sincerely told them why, it would not be a big deal to add the code to create a name and address block.

I kind of doubt the mother is truthful about her efforts to get them stopped.


52 posted on 03/08/2013 1:10:32 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: Daffynition

and be darn sure he doesn’t have any possible access to your gun safe.

Don’t take him out shooting either!!!


53 posted on 03/11/2013 7:48:22 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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