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    Thumbs down 7 year old boy nabbed on 'Felony' BB Gun Charges...???

    Sam Grant nearly celebrated his eighth birthday party in jail.

    The North Carolina boy had been charged with two felony counts of discharging his BB gun.

    The parents of a then-seven-year-old North Carolina boy are beyond angry after their son was charged with two felony counts of possessing a BB gun. Just moments before the child was expected to answer to the allegations before a Catawba County judge — the charges were dropped.

    Sam’s parents, Ray and Cherry Robbins told Fox News they are both relieved and angry over what happened to their son.

    “They considered his BB gun a firearm,” Ray said. “”It’s not a firearm. It’s a BB gun.”

    The trouble started last month when Sam was in the backyard of their rural home shooting his BB gun. His mother stepped inside to put dinner in the oven – telling the boy not to run off.

    But Sam’s curiosity got the best of him — and he scampered out of the backyard – and fired his BB gun at an abandoned house across the street. In doing so, he accidentally hit a passing car.

    Cherry immediately call the sheriff’s department and offered to pay for the damage to the car. The deputy sheriff took a report but said he wasn’t going to press charges and neither was the driver.

    Instead, Sam’s parents took responsibility, paid for the damages and administered parental justice.

    Sam got punished. They took away his BB gun and made him do community service at their local church.

    “We wanted to teach him responsibility so he’s been cleaning up around the church and polishing pews to repay the $350 it cost to repair the car,” Robbins told Fox News.

    But their world got rocked when the received a letter from the Department of Juvenile Justice summoning the family to court.

    “They told us that they considered it to be a violent felony — discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle,” Robbins said. “It was crazy. We completely disagreed with the charges.”

    Their son – was now facing the prospect of a year on probation, hundreds of hours of community service and a criminal record.

    “We couldn’t imagine Sam standing in front of the court — as a judge read him the charges,” he said. “How is he supposed to understand that? He’s eight years old.”

    The day before his court appearance, Sam celebrated his birthday — but there wasn’t much to celebrate.

    “That night he was shaking – he was so cared he was shaking,” Robbins said. “He didn’t know what going to court meant but he knew that it was serious.”

    The following day, they showed up for Sam’s hearing. But their court-appointed lawyer ushered the family into a room and told them the charges had been dropped.

    “I really feel like it was a political thing,” he said. “It’s election season in our county and they didn’t have anything better to do than charge an eight-year-old boy. They got the anti-gun people revved up.”

    Robbins said his son is a good boy who made a bad mistake.

    “My wife and I were just completely torn up over the whole thing,” he said. “My son — he didn’t understand the severity of the charge but he understood the severity of what he did.”

    And he was especially angry at local officials.

    “It was infuriating what they wanted to do to that child,” he said. “This whole gun control thing is just nuts. For them to use a minor child — to prove a point and make an example — for certain groups — is just crazy.”

    Life around the Robbins house is slowly returning to normal — but it’s going to be quite some time before Sam gets to shoot his BB gun.

    7-year-old Nabbed on Felony BB Gun Charges | FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes
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    This is the poster child for:

    "You Can't Fix Stupid"
    A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state,
    the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

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    And what mental health loser nutcase thought this was a good idea, if they are in office they should be fired.

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    Even if we dont think a BB gun is a firearm, it only matters how the legislature defined "firearm" in the statutes.

  6. Think the parents handled it well. Paying for the window, just punishment for their son. The Sheriff wasn't going to push for charges, the victim wasn't going to press charges, then the state had to step in and push their agenda. Hell when I was a kid and I did that, I would have gotten my ass beat, would of had to work off my ass off for the person who I shot the window and then I would lose my allowance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grywolf View Post
    Think the parents handled it well. Paying for the window, just punishment for their son. The Sheriff wasn't going to push for charges, the victim wasn't going to press charges, then the state had to step in and push their agenda. Hell when I was a kid and I did that, I would have gotten my ass beat, would of had to work off my ass off for the person who I shot the window and then I would lose my allowance.
    Me too. Unfortunately, that was back before all the "Progress". No way can you even spank your kid any more or you'll be up on child abuse charges.

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    I think the political and justice systems have gone so far over the deep end that sanity in government (if there ever was any) will never come back.

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    During the Vietnam war era I grew up in a gun-free-house (didn't even have toy GI Joes), but then my older brother talked my parents into letting him have a BB rifle. 1st week with it he shoots a neighbor kid out in the street. I don't recall his punishment but I couldn't so much as chew my pop tart into a gun shape after that :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grywolf View Post
    Think the parents handled it well. Paying for the window, just punishment for their son. The Sheriff wasn't going to push for charges, the victim wasn't going to press charges, then the state had to step in and push their agenda. Hell when I was a kid and I did that, I would have gotten my ass beat, would of had to work off my ass off for the person who I shot the window and then I would lose my allowance.
    And would have lost the bb gun for an indefinite period of time, if not had it destroyed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deserteagle View Post
    Even if we dont think a BB gun is a firearm, it only matters how the legislature defined "firearm" in the statutes.
    Federal law says it isn't. One thing the Feds have gotten right.
    And from reading sections of NC law, they follow the same thinking. BB gun has no explosive charge so is not a firearm.
    NC General Statutes
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    Chapter 14 Article 54A
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    Article 54A.
    The Felony Firearms Act.
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    415.1. Possession of firearms, etc., by felon prohibited.
    (a)
    It shall be unlawful for any person who has been convicted of a felony to purchase,
    own, possess, or have in his custody, care, or control any firearm
    or any weapon of mass death
    and destruction as defined in G.S. 14
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    288.8(c). For the purposes of this section, a firearm is (i)
    any weapon, including a starter gun, which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to
    expel a projectile by the action of an explosive, or its frame or receiver, or (ii) any firearm
    muffler or firearm silencer. This section does not apply to an antique firearm, as defined in G.S.14-409.11.
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