A forward thinking 8 year old decided to get into the lucrative arms trade this past week when he sold his daddy’s pistol to a classmate for about tree fitty.
NEW YORK: An eight-year-old schoolboy here sold his father’s loaded gun to a classmate for $3.50, officials said.
The boy, a third-grader , took the gun from the top of a shelf where his father had hidden it. There were three live rounds in the illegal 9-mm pistol when the boy took it to his school in Flushing and sold it to a classmate.
A senior police said the gun’s serial number had been scratched off. “The whole idea of a second-or third-grader carrying a loaded firearm into a crowded school and selling it is very disturbing on so many levels,”[emphasis added] Queens District Attorney Richard Brown was quoted as saying.
Not as disturbing as letting a perfectly good weapon go for such a low price.
The mother of the buying party, Deanna Zeitner, stated that she didn’t blame the child, she blamed the parent. Rightly so. However the school doesn’t see it this way, and actually suspended the 8 year old purchaser for having a gun on school grounds. This is the world we are living in.
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