Sunday, February 22, 2009

Not Cute: 11 Year Old Uses "Youth" Shotgun To Shoot Woman In Back of Head

An 11-year-old boy in Pennsylvania has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his father's pregnant girlfriend.

According to news reports, the boy reportedly shot the young woman in the back of her head, killing her (and her unborn baby).

His weapon: a "youth-model 20-gauge shotgun."

What the hell is a youth model shotgun? Who would give an 11-year-old a shotgun? More insanity from the gun lobby. Why not make it legal for him to drink whiskey (a youth model) while we're at it.


Cargosquid said...

A youth model is nothing more than a smaller shotgun in a lighter gauge. Many children shoot or hunt with their fathers at that age.

This is a tragedy. What he used to shoot that poor woman doesn't matter. The fact that he did it AT ALL is the crime. Instead of worrying about "gun lobbies" etc, let's worry about why this child was warped enough to kill a woman over jealousy and the fact that his parent did not notice his mental state.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Cargosquid that the type of weapon used is not the point. What does boggle the mind, however, is that an 11 year old had access to ANY firearm without close parental supervision.

russell said...

thats right X Curmudgeon lets blame the weapon not the person that used it.that makes lots of sense.just like Sara Brady, long on emotion and short on facts.