12-Year-Old Shot to Death While Trick...

12-Year-Old Shot to Death While Trick-or-Treating

There are 321 comments on the snafu-ed.blogspot.com story from Nov 1, 2008, titled 12-Year-Old Shot to Death While Trick-or-Treating. In it, snafu-ed.blogspot.com reports that:

Both sides can argue over gun rights as much as they want, but it should be clear: some people just shouldn't be allowed to own guns, like this person, Quentin Patrick, 22, from Sumter, South Carolina.

At the very least you should ask, "What has this country become?"

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Since: Feb 08

Novi, MI

#1 Nov 1, 2008
This is insane! What is wrong with this guy. I feel for the family of the boy. This should never have happened!
Lance Winslow

United States

#2 Nov 1, 2008
"A convicted felon fearing a robbery fired nearly 30 rounds with an assault rifle from inside a house."

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#3 Nov 1, 2008
Did Garand move to South Carolina?

This sounds like something he would do. I can hear his reasoning now.

(In Eric Cartman voice) "Get off my property! Your asking for something for free? You must be some stink'n hippy liberal traitor., and your trespassing...Blam!"
Bowie

Inglewood, CA

#4 Nov 1, 2008
Uh, news flash to "Iria". The dirtbag that shot the boy was already a convicted felon and drug user. It's already against Federal, State, and local laws for him to purchase a gun. What do you want? More laws? Maybe take away MY guns or or from someone else who is also not a felon or criminal?

As tragic as this is, we will NOT reduce crime by taking guns away from NON-criminals. Don't blame us for the actions of others.

Hopefully S.C. gives Mr. Patrick the death penalty for what he did.

“You can see right through him!”

Since: Apr 08

Twin Oaks

#5 Nov 1, 2008
Bowie wrote:
Uh, news flash to "Iria". The dirtbag that shot the boy was already a convicted felon and drug user. It's already against Federal, State, and local laws for him to purchase a gun. What do you want? More laws? Maybe take away MY guns or or from someone else who is also not a felon or criminal?
As tragic as this is, we will NOT reduce crime by taking guns away from NON-criminals. Don't blame us for the actions of others.
Hopefully S.C. gives Mr. Patrick the death penalty for what he did.
Exactly. What's more, if the weapon was indeed an AK-47 as stated, it requires a a special collectors license to boot. This guy has no regard for law or life... he needs to fry. The trail needs to be followed, and more people than just this loser should do time. That said, nothing will bring back that little boy.

“Up and out, or down and out”

Since: Apr 08

Quitman, LA

#6 Nov 1, 2008
get the weapons out of felons hands and into law abiding citizens hands, where they belong.
IWasTooYoung

Berry Creek, CA

#7 Nov 1, 2008
Blaming the gun is absurd. I guess if he poisoned the candy, then they would have to ban all candy. If he poisoned the mail, I guess all mail delivery would have to be banned...
ukno

Cape Girardeau, MO

#8 Nov 1, 2008
IWasTooYoung wrote:
Blaming the gun is absurd. I guess if he poisoned the candy, then they would have to ban all candy. If he poisoned the mail, I guess all mail delivery would have to be banned...
actually they are givin poison out to kids in kentucky its crystal meth and they are sayin its pop rocks 2 kids in grade skool

Since: Apr 08

Republic of Texas

#11 Nov 1, 2008
WHO is blaming the gun? Why on earth would you say something like that?

I agree.... some people shouldn't be allowed to have guns.... particularly AK-47s. Whoever made this gun available should be executed right alongside the felon who killed the boy. Come to Texas, we'll fry him for sure.
IWasTooYoung wrote:
Blaming the gun is absurd. I guess if he poisoned the candy, then they would have to ban all candy. If he poisoned the mail, I guess all mail delivery would have to be banned...

“You can see right through him!”

Since: Apr 08

Twin Oaks

#12 Nov 1, 2008
u guys are retarted wrote:
wow im SCARED NOW
Would you like to share the reason you're scared with the class, so we can all be scared?

“Free money is a myth”

Since: Aug 08

Chattanooga, TN

#15 Nov 1, 2008
the real henry wrote:
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Exactly. What's more, if the weapon was indeed an AK-47 as stated, it requires a a special collectors license to boot. This guy has no regard for law or life... he needs to fry. The trail needs to be followed, and more people than just this loser should do time. That said, nothing will bring back that little boy.
The collectors permit must be a state law where ever you are. Here,one can buy them all day long,can't imagine why one would want one of the unaccurate piece of garbage(personal opinion)..now a full auto AK is a whole different animal as far as permits go,and helluva lot more expensive.

“You can see right through him!”

Since: Apr 08

Twin Oaks

#16 Nov 1, 2008
Evilution wrote:
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The collectors permit must be a state law where ever you are. Here,one can buy them all day long,can't imagine why one would want one of the unaccurate piece of garbage(personal opinion)..now a full auto AK is a whole different animal as far as permits go,and helluva lot more expensive.
No... we don't have state laws here. Just kiddin'. But when I read AK-47, I understood it to mean the full auto version. I guess they sell a semi-auto AK? Are not the semi-auto versions called SKS?
Tony Clifton

AOL

#17 Nov 1, 2008
Anyone who lets there child trick or treat from other then some one they know in the neighborhood is taking to big a chance nowadays, guns or no.
They also in some major towns they have the kids trick or treat in malls ect.
Also partys for kids are safer too, just going door to door to people you do not really know as we used to do in the past should be just that, a thing of the past.

“Free money is a myth”

Since: Aug 08

Chattanooga, TN

#18 Nov 1, 2008
the real henry wrote:
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No... we don't have state laws here. Just kiddin'. But when I read AK-47, I understood it to mean the full auto version. I guess they sell a semi-auto AK? Are not the semi-auto versions called SKS?
The SKS is a whole different rifle...same caliber,but a more "standand" looking rifle...kind of a carbine,and unless modified hold a lot less ammo with a non-detachable magazine.

“You can see right through him!”

Since: Apr 08

Twin Oaks

#19 Nov 1, 2008
Evilution wrote:
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The SKS is a whole different rifle...same caliber,but a more "standand" looking rifle...kind of a carbine,and unless modified hold a lot less ammo with a non-detachable magazine.
So then there are semi-auto AK's?

“Free money is a myth”

Since: Aug 08

Chattanooga, TN

#20 Nov 1, 2008
the real henry wrote:
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So then there are semi-auto AK's?
Tons of them. They go by different titles by manufacter....MAK-90,AKM,AKS.. .but all semi auto unless classified as a Class III weapon being fire selectable (i.e. full auto)...the average pawn shop special AK is a Yugo made hunk of stamp steel crap that shoot only as fast as you can pull the trigger(maybe)

“You can see right through him!”

Since: Apr 08

Twin Oaks

#21 Nov 1, 2008
In any event, those responsible for allowing this knucklehead loser to possess one should do time.
sadd

United States

#22 Nov 1, 2008
cant believe this...=[
Lance Winslow

United States

#23 Nov 1, 2008
the real henry wrote:
In any event, those responsible for allowing this knucklehead loser to possess one should do time.
First you have to understand the law. Then you will begin to realize there's not much fundamentally wrong with the law, the problem is almost always lawbreakers.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#24 Nov 1, 2008
I do not believe in any sort of totla gun control however - what does the average person need with an automatic weapon? That is a tool of war.

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