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

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New York mother helps three teens shoot out windows of cars with BB guns

In the past two weeks, there have been at least 60 windows shot and damaged by BB guns, in Hauppauge, New York.

It turns out that a 43-year old woman, Susan Becker, had purchased the BB guns, given them to her 13-year old son, 15-year old daughter, and another 15-year old boy, and drove them around town, urging them to shoot out the windows from her car.

She has since been arrested.

From an article with an audio file and news video:
Susan Becker, 43, of East Northport, was arrested after police allegedly learned she had been driving around with her 13-year-old son, her 15-year-old daughter and another 15-year-old boy, encouraging them to shoot out car windows with a BB gun she had bought for them. 
Police had been investigating more than 60 incidents of car windows being shot out in Commack, Hauppauge, and Islandia over the past two weeks. ... 
Becker was arrested late Friday afternoon, and charged with multiple counts of criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child. She was arraigned in Suffolk County First District Court on Saturday, bail was set at $30,000.
BB guns are not toys.  

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

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