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

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

14-year old Wisconsin boy brings realistic BB gun to mall and almost gets shot by police

A 14-year old boy in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, thought it would be fun to bring a realistic-looking BB gun to the mall, with the tip painted black, hidden in his pants.  It fell out, alarming employees, and police responded, holding the boy and his friends at gunpoint.

From an article:

The 14-year-old and his friends brought a BB gun to the mall because they "weren't thinking." They saw rumors on Facebook that a lot of people were going to the mall, so they took two BB guns to the mall in their pants. One armed boy couldn't keep the gun from falling out of the waistline of his pants and several employees thought he had a real gun. The employees called the police, who caught the boy and friends walking out the front door. 
An officer immediately held the 14-year-old and his two friends at gunpoint and told them to get down. The boy threw his gun, the tip painted black to look like a real pistol, into the snow. He was arrested and his friends were let go.

He's lucky he's alive.

Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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