Boy, 8, Sells Gun to Classmate for $3
Third-grade buyer showed off weapon to mother
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Apr 29, 2011 11:11 AM CDT
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(Newser) – This story could have had a much unhappier ending: An 8-year-old arrived at his New York City school yesterday with a loaded handgun and sold it to a third-grader for $3. The buyer took it home to show his mother; furious, she told school officials, who reported it to police. The young seller and his dad, 54, the gun’s registered owner, were arrested for criminal weapons possession. The father was also charged for acting in a manner to injure a minor, the New York Daily News reports.

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Riffran
May 1, 2011 4:14 AM CDT
YO! CHIEF......... GATOR NEEDS HIS GAT .......NOW!
DarkFrancis
Apr 29, 2011 5:00 PM CDT
Given that this is an American story, I thought it'd simply be a standfirst reading "That's great value!!!''
finkster
Apr 29, 2011 3:44 PM CDT
Pssst...hey kid you wanna buy this gun? Who are you calling kid?...kid.. No really...what will you give me for this handgun? Three dollars. Sold!!! How much for that Uzi? Cost you one lunch and that includes dessert. And that AR15? That's one week of free lunches with desserts. O.K....I'll take them all....do you have more ammo for these weapons? Hey.... does a bear shit in the woods? Good question...I'll let you know after shooting one in the woods.