Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

7-year-old Nabbed on Felony BB Gun Charges (Insanity)
Fox News Radio ^ | 4-6-13 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 04/09/2013 6:38:42 PM PDT by Texas Fossil

Sam Grant nearly celebrated his eighth birthday party in jail.

The North Carolina boy had been charged with two felony counts of discharging his BB gun.

The parents of a then-seven-year-old North Carolina boy are beyond angry after their son was charged with two felony counts of possessing a BB gun. Just moments before the child was expected to answer to the allegations before a Catawba County judge — the charges were dropped.

--

But their world got rocked when the received a letter from the Department of Juvenile Justice summoning the family to court.

“They told us that they considered it to be a violent felony — discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle,” Robbins said. “It was crazy. We completely disagreed with the charges.”

Their son – was now facing the prospect of a year on probation, hundreds of hours of community service and a criminal record.

“We couldn’t imagine Sam standing in front of the court — as a judge read him the charges,” he said. “How is he supposed to understand that? He’s eight years old.”

(Excerpt) Read more at radio.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 7; bbgun; boy; felony; guncontrol; nc; samgrant; secondamendment; unions
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-53 next last
This is in NC. According to the Department of Juvenile Justice a BB is a Firearm. But looks like this was saved by the Judge.

Facing National Death by Bureaucrap!

1 posted on 04/09/2013 6:38:42 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil
BB gun = very definition of what is not a firearm.
2 posted on 04/09/2013 6:40:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil
1. Mom is an idiot

Cherry immediately call the sheriff’s department and offered to pay for the damage to the car. The deputy sheriff took a report but said he wasn’t going to press charges and neither was the driver.

2. The DA is an idiot

3 posted on 04/09/2013 6:45:07 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Was it black covered in scary looking stuff fully automatic with a mind of it’s own and capable of a million a minute fire rate? You know like those AK M18 SUV Glocks?


4 posted on 04/09/2013 6:45:20 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

Assault BB gun?


5 posted on 04/09/2013 6:45:29 PM PDT by phalynx
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

BB guns can shoot your eye out.


6 posted on 04/09/2013 6:49:21 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

When I was just a pup down in Alabama, a good friend shot me with a BB gun in the stomach. No blood. No foul. That was how we kids rolled back in the day.


7 posted on 04/09/2013 6:50:26 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Paladin2

So can a sling shot. Where there’s no fire there’s no firearm!


8 posted on 04/09/2013 6:54:40 PM PDT by B4Ranch ( There's Two Choices. Stand Up and Be Counted ... Or Line Up and Be Numbered.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Paladin2

9 posted on 04/09/2013 6:58:09 PM PDT by EEGator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: justa-hairyape

when i was a kid we actually had gunfghts with actual BB guns. You know you’ve been hit, but it doesnt hurt


10 posted on 04/09/2013 7:06:12 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil
I'd bet dollars to doughnut holes the kids is not one of Eric Holder's people.

If he were one of Eric Holder's people, nothing would be happening to him.

Got to manufacture non-Eric Holder criminals. Reparations!

11 posted on 04/09/2013 7:09:34 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum
You sir are correct. Sam
12 posted on 04/09/2013 7:14:27 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Mr. K

We did too,Cant say I would want my Grandkids doing it, but it sure was fun.


13 posted on 04/09/2013 7:14:43 PM PDT by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Mr. K

The older kids in my ‘hood had BB gun wars and wore heavy jackets. My parents disapproved of me joining the ranks.


14 posted on 04/09/2013 7:16:49 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

Some don’t agree wrt rail guns.


15 posted on 04/09/2013 7:17:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

Sue the unions involved.

They are corporations with deep pockets.


16 posted on 04/09/2013 7:18:55 PM PDT by NoLibZone (A nation's electoral process is as free and fair as its press.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: justa-hairyape

When I was a kid since everyone didn’t have their own BB gun, to make it fair we made spears, blow guns, and bows and arrows to shoot at each other.

They all drew blood.

I’m sure you were too kind and gentle a child to do anything like that.

In fact, I bet you were so kind and gentle as a child you never ever had a grass burr fight.

NOOOOO, you would never put a grass burr in anyone’s back would you.


17 posted on 04/09/2013 7:19:59 PM PDT by IMR 4350
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

Everyone in North Carolina should get out as fast as possible.


18 posted on 04/09/2013 7:24:15 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum

No, it was not one of Eric the Red’s people.

There is a pic of the kid at the link. He is white. You know a cracka. /sarcasm


19 posted on 04/09/2013 7:25:16 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: justa-hairyape

Yep, it would be no fun as a kid growing up today.

Things we did without a thought are now illegal and carry penalties.

I hate it. Avoid at all cost the reminders of how it really is today.

“Free Men Need Not Ask Permission”


20 posted on 04/09/2013 7:27:29 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

War on Boys meets War on Guns.


21 posted on 04/09/2013 7:28:22 PM PDT by gaijin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dragnet2

They certainly would not migrate to CA. hee hee hee


22 posted on 04/09/2013 7:28:56 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

So if the kid had thrown a rock and done more damage he would be up for a misdemeanor but because he used a BB coming out of a scawey wooking gun some power mad prosecutor thought felony charges were warranted? Citizens of NC should not rest until this A-hole prosecutor is living out of his car and eating dog food.


23 posted on 04/09/2013 7:29:46 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: IMR 4350

My husband, his sons when they were kids, and my husband’s brothers and their sons used to all have great fun years ago shooting at each other with bb guns. They usually aimed for the rear end. Nobody ever got hurt, at least nothing worth telling.


24 posted on 04/09/2013 7:31:08 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: gaijin

Think about this. The difference today is the guys with Government Jobs think they are smarter than everyone else.

No one can make a decision without out them.

They would last about 5 minutes in a real business environment or on a battle field.


25 posted on 04/09/2013 7:32:34 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

All part of the plan voiced by Holder; “Gun Owners Should ‘Cower’ in Shame Like Smokers”

Remember the candy cigarettes you bought at the corner five and dime as a kid.


26 posted on 04/09/2013 7:37:14 PM PDT by crusadersoldier
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gaijin

Unfortunately.


27 posted on 04/09/2013 7:43:39 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: RightOnTheBorder
Agreed. I have family in NC. They are pretty similar to the citizens here in TX. Most of them are no bull folks.

Many Scot/Irish decedents.

28 posted on 04/09/2013 7:45:00 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: mrsmel

Pity that the candy asses of the world will never get to know what REAL guy fun is.

It just make you a better person.

Our blow gun darts were made out of a small piece of bamboo and a sewing pin that had it’s head clipped off.

About half the time your opposition would only pull them out of your back just so they could get more ammo.

Grass burr wars were even worse. No one ever needed to recycle ammo. If you couldn’t get the grass burrs out of your own back you were SOL.


29 posted on 04/09/2013 7:46:27 PM PDT by IMR 4350
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

too bad it wasn’t Chicago ... they don’t prosecute federal firearm laws there


30 posted on 04/09/2013 7:48:34 PM PDT by Optimist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Optimist

That is true if you are one of Eric Holder’s people.


31 posted on 04/09/2013 7:49:55 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

In the late forties/early fifties, my family was one of the one percent that lived on the edge of a golf course.

Us neighborhood kids loved to have BB war games, with the enemy hidden in the south sand trap, and the good guys lying in the north sand trap. We did have glasses or goggles on.

No-one ever got hurt, even in our complex flanking maneuvers into the other sand traps, and we all laughed after the fight was over, and vowed to be there tomorrow evening after the maintenance crew left for the night, so the golf course was ours!!


32 posted on 04/09/2013 8:08:17 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

thank God.


33 posted on 04/09/2013 8:21:36 PM PDT by RedHeeler
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

Wow, did not know kids had actual fights with BB guns and darts. Hardcore.


34 posted on 04/09/2013 8:21:58 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: IMR 4350

I know. The stories we could tell, huh? And the kids now grow up in a sanitised, regimented world. Either that, or the dangers they face aren’t the innocent kid fun kind. They get the worst of both worlds.


35 posted on 04/09/2013 8:40:45 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

We have more than enough people, thanks.

I suggest they all go to Texas...You’ll love it when ya have a greedy mart on every corner run by Muslims, and 10,000 pink 5-story apartment building across the wind swept Texas plains.

It’s not all that bad...You’ll be able to get a Texas sized slurpy 24/7, even on Christmas.

Cheers!


36 posted on 04/09/2013 8:47:06 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: justa-hairyape

My friends and I used to have naval battles, rafts in a neighborhood swamp (wetland to you guys under thirty) and BB guns, or whatever else you had. I don’t recall that any of us could swim, either. Being nine or ten could be risky business in the ‘50s.


37 posted on 04/09/2013 8:54:30 PM PDT by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: mrsmel

Too many kids aren’t allowed to have fun now days.

Parents are afraid they might get hurt. No matter how small the hurt is, my little precious can’t get hurt.

When we were growing up getting hurt sometimes was just part of the fun.

We grew up faster, we didn’t stay children until we were 25 like kids do today.

I believe this is a large part of the reason people like you and me don’t want the govt taking care of us. It’s no fun having someone watching over you to make sure you don’t get hurt.

Getting hurt is part of the fun, and we aren’t going to change.


38 posted on 04/09/2013 9:00:00 PM PDT by IMR 4350
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

That, and government as it’s understood today exists to expand itself. It’s going to culminate in global government.


39 posted on 04/09/2013 9:07:14 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: beelzepug
Amazing any of else made it to adulthood alive. And how in the heck did our ancient ancestors survive without EBT cards ? Or even without universal healthcare ? Seems like an impossible feat now.

The friend of mine who shot me point blank in the stomach with a BB gun, was one of Holder's people. But his people in Alabama back then, had no resemblance to his people in Detroit, where I was soon moved too.

40 posted on 04/09/2013 9:07:57 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: cableguymn

I see they photo-shopped out the Nazi swastika the kid’s probably got tattooed on his forehead.


41 posted on 04/09/2013 9:12:11 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Noob1999

Sounds like you all had fun.

I was a bit different. Grew up on a farm, Extended family. Grandfather & grandmother’s home was <50 ft. from ours. My uncle lived with them.

The 2 kids in the family were my brother and I. The most trouble I ever got into was because of a clod fight we got into. My grandmother ended that.

But from about 7 my brother and I had BB guns. We terrorized the birds, rabbits (believe it or not) and anything that moved. We were the great white hunters. hee hee hee.

First shot a 22 rifle, barrel out the window on my father’s lap in the pickup. First real gun I had was a 20 gauge single-shot shotgun. We became legendary among my father’s hunting buddies with those. Even on quail.

Life was simple and fun. We still own the farms, I own my grandparents home, my son lives in it.


42 posted on 04/09/2013 9:15:05 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: IMR 4350
In fact, I bet you were so kind and gentle as a child you never ever had a grass burr fight.

Unfortunately got messed up a couple of times when I was a youngster. Playing sandlot football. We did do something fairly stupid back then.

So let me warn all the kiddies out there today - never play sandlot football on small rolling hills.

43 posted on 04/09/2013 9:17:31 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: mrsmel

Yes, but I am resisting.

It is written that is the outcome. The book is clear about that.


44 posted on 04/09/2013 9:17:38 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: justa-hairyape

I was climbing down from a cattle trailer when I was about 5. Fell and split my forehead open right at the hairline. Found out how hard my head was since I only had a split forehead.

Surprised some of us lived through childhood.


45 posted on 04/09/2013 9:27:33 PM PDT by IMR 4350
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil
discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle

Oops. Someone needs to teach this kid firearm safety. You don't just hand
a BB gun to a 7-year old and let him loose. His mother should be doing

community service also for turning her back. He's Seven. sheesh

46 posted on 04/09/2013 9:34:11 PM PDT by MaxMax
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MaxMax

Just move the kid to the country and he will learn the skills. We all did.


47 posted on 04/09/2013 9:38:45 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: Paladin2; Texas Fossil
BB guns can shoot your eye out.

My late father was hit by a BB in one eye. Eventually in his his fifties or sixties, he was diagnosed with macular degeneration in that eye but not his other eye. Fortunately his retinologist determined that the macular degeneration was stable and not getting any worse over time. Dad had lots of trouble with his vision in that eye as he got older. He had a cataract removed from that eye but didn't get much improvement in vision in that eye. He was afraid to have the cataract in the other eye (not as cloudy) removed for fear of diminishing his remaining eyesight.

BB guns are not toys. They are supposed to be used to learn how aim and shoot guns and learn gun safety. They should never be pointed at people. They don't have enough power to reliably stop or kill someone for use in self-defense, and they they have the capability of causing serious injury.

48 posted on 04/09/2013 10:38:36 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Paladin2; Texas Fossil

I forgot to mention my father was 10 when he was hit in the eye with a BB. I’m sure that nowadays I’m sure any kid with that potential for permanent injury would be checked out by an ophthalmologist and even a retinologist to try to minimize permanent damage.


49 posted on 04/09/2013 10:48:19 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: Paleo Conservative

A gun is a gun.


50 posted on 04/09/2013 11:01:06 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-53 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson