Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Friday, February 10, 2012

17-year old boy caught with two guns, one loaded, in vehicle in Rhode Island

A 17-year old was pulled over for driving erratically, in the South Kingstown area of Rhode Island.  Inside the car he had two firearms, one loaded, and ammunition.

From the article:
A 17-year-old Wakefield boy was arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 2:30 p.m. and charged with four felony counts of gun possession and two misdemeanor weapons charges. Police stopped the SKHS student in his gray pickup truck after reportedly watching it exit a driveway on Old North Road with no plate. The truck allegedly smelled like marijuana, although police found none in car. After a search of the truck, police found two knives accessible to driver and seized them. They also seized two gums [sic] after finding a loaded rifle and an unloaded shot gun behind the drivers’ seat. Police also found about $30 worth of ammunition. The juvenile was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a minor, possession of ammunition by a minor, and possessing a loaded weapon in a vehicle, all felonies. He was also charged with two misdemeanor counts of possessing weapons other than firearms. The youth told police the guns were left in his truck after he went hunting about a week ago. He was arraigned in Family Court later that day.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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