Authorities were trying to determine Friday how an 8-year-old boy obtained a loaded handgun that was found in his backpack by school police after he made threats toward a classmate.
The third-grader at Sharp-Leadenhall Elementary School, a small Baltimore City school for special-needs children, was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged as a juvenile with handgun possession. School officials said the boy was “acting suspiciously” and staff began closely monitoring his behavior, which led to a search of his backpack and the discovery of a .380-caliber handgun.
Again, not part of a well-regulated militia
Meleanie Hain, the pistol-carrying Lebanon mom who received national attention for taking a loaded gun to her daughter’s soccer game, was shot to death Wednesday night with her husband in an apparent murder-suicide, police said.
Meleanie Hain was thrust into the national spotlight when she took a gun, in plain view and holstered on her hip, to a soccer game Sept. 11, 2008, at Optimist Park in Lebanon.
She was a gun nut and reaped what was sown, a love of violence and death led to well, violence and death. It’s not the fate of every gun toting person, not even the majority.
However; she souoght to bring chaos and danger to a public gathering of children as an indirect consequence faced a down the very item she sought protection with.
I’m not going hunting for it, but doesn’t the statistical likelihood of a family member being shot got up when you have a gun in your house?
I accept that guns are fun to shoot and somewhat necessary for protection, but if the gun makers were not so prolific and guns were not so readily available
would it remain so necessary to have guns in the home?
Ashes to Ashes, dust to dust, one reaps what one sows and a bullet is what she caught.