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

Thursday, October 11, 2012

17-year old Washington girl steals 21 guns from father and trades for truck

A 17-year old girl in Medical Lake, Washington, stole 21 guns, including at least one assault rifle, from her father's home and swapped it with two young men for a truck.

From an article:

"She brings an adult male, obviously somebody she knows, into her residence and takes her father's weapons. Multiple weapons from the residence," Chamberlin said. 
Detectives developed information that the guns had been delivered to 21-year-old Bradley Kelly and that the teen daughter of the victim had been promised a vehicle if she gave Kelly guns. 
They pulled over Kelly Wednesday afternoon and found a Keltec pistol in a tool box and a loaded AK-47 stashed in a sling underneath the bed of the truck. Both weapons had been stolen from the Medical Lake home on Sept. 29. 
"It's a start; we have recovered some of the weapons but like I said we still have several more we need to account for and we need to find," Chamberlin said. 
In a search for the stolen guns the Spokane County SWAT Team served search warrants at homes near the 1000 block of East Ladd Road, 300 block of East Fellows Road and the 1000 block of North Dover Road. 
The owner of the guns said he'd gladly part with all of them as long as the weapons don't end up being used against innocent people. His daughter has not been charged in the case.

According to a related article, she may have also been trying to sell some of the stolen guns to other kids.

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

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