People do the stupidest things. Not all people, mind you, but it doesn’t take many busybodies to create a whole movement of idiocy.
For example, gun control paranoia in a few people causes headaches to people who haven’t done anything remotely wrong. People like… kids. Never mind that gun control is “for the kids.”
But that gun control hysteria got two ten year old boys arrested. I’m not joking. Courtney Fromm writes,
A Fort Carson family wants to share their story with others after their 10-year-old son was arrested and charged with Felony Menacing, a Class 5 felony, which has since been expunged.
“They came back over, told me my rights, and told me what was going to happen. They put handcuffs on me, and I got into the car,” 10-year-old Gavin Carpenter said.
The incident happened in July of 2019.
FOX21 exclusively interviewed the 10-year-old. Gavin said he and a friend were playing outside with toys near N. Powers Blvd and Constitution Ave. He said they were playing a version of the video game Fortnite.
“The toy bow was an orange Nerf bow. It didn’t work. Nothing could shoot out of it. Nothing would come out of it. The weapon, well toy I had, had an orange tip. It was also broken and couldn’t shoot anything out of it,” Gavin said.
Gavin stated they pretended to shoot at about 5 to 10 cars until one man stopped. He said he and his friend ran to his friend’s grandparents’ house.
“He slammed his breaks and started reversing as fast as he could,” Gavin said. “He came up and started getting very heated and was very mad. I was at the time, very scared.”
The man called the police. According to the Carpenter family, El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies arrived and arrested both Gavin and his friend. He was handcuffed and taken to the Colorado Springs Police Department for mugshots and fingerprinting.
When the parents talked to the District Attorney, the DA gave them a no compromise answer. The DA would not drop the charges.
So, some anti-gun nutcase got two ten year old boys arrested for simply playing with a toy gun and a toy crossbow, the same kind of thing that elementary school boys do every day around the world. And the DA thinks this is the kind of thing to slap a felony charge on the kid for? This DA needs to be fired.
But that is the world of the anti-gunner. They think that it’s better to traumatize the kids than to be the adult and realize that kids are just being kids with no intent to ever really hurt another person.