Teen charged in parent killings â€˜confusedâ€™
“He was a really good guy,â€ said Frederick, a college student. â€œHe was friendly and joked around. I considered him to be a good Christian â€” he brought his Bible and read it during breaks.â€
It’s going to be interesting to see how the media treats this. The normal cop-out excuses like video games and Marilyn Manson are out, although I’ve heard MySpace come up in conversation. I’ve been to his MySpace though and honestly, he really didn’t seem like a bad kid from what little he had on there. The left wing could totally lash out and go bonkers and blame God. What sucks is that is not so unlikely.
Anyway, I’m curious to see where he got the gun. And I really hope that if it’s his parents, they get punished in some way. Endless ridicule by the media at the very least. I’m all for gun ownership in American. But RESPONSIBLE gun ownership.
*climbs off soapbox and goes back to work*
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I guess some lady on CNN was trying to draw ties into the online world of blogging with this, which… in both the case of MySpace AND Christianity… everyone and their mother can be either, or both.
Besides his posts on MySpace, his Xanga account doesn’t show any signs of this.. I mean, its not like the couple where the photographer guy was obsessed with death..
It will be interesting to find out how much his parents get blame for all this. Considering he is 18, they are no longer responsible for his actions. So I don’t know how that would work if he “stole” the guns from a house he lives in as an adult.
But regardless, he needs out of society, NOW.
Well, I’m of the general belief that if you have a gun in your home and the gun is stolen, by a child or an adult, you are partly responsible.
That’s why we have gun safes and trigger locks and all that jazz. I don’t think they should be REQUIRED to use, but if you don’t you should understand the consequences.
Like motorcycle helmets. If a dumbass doesn’t wear it and leaves gray matter all over the road because of it, well it’s his dumbass fault.
Consider this, the justification for making people wear motorcycle helmets is that too many dumbasses left gray matter on the road, but survived. All too often those folks became wards of the state and we all paid for their lunacy.
A question that must be asked, debated and asked again, do the rights of the individual (to do dumb things that cause either direct or indirect harm to others) out weigh the rights of the whole?
Yeah, I see what you are saying… good point. It’s a tough job to find the perfect middle ground.
The way I look at is, if there is not a downside, it should be law. For example, statistically speaking, wearing a seat belt in a car decreases the liklihood that you will sustain mroe serious injury or death in the event of a car accident. This seems justified to me. However, ticketing/fining someone for not wearing it? Seems like a revenue generating machine.
But, even in the event of a car accident, lets say that person A in the back seat of a car doesn’t wear a seat belt and sits right behind person B, both on the passenger side of a car, and they’re in a head on collission, and person A acts as a weapon and is launched at person B. Person A just because a weapon due to not wearing a seat belt.
To say the least, I doubt issues like this will ever be deemed simple and clear cut.