Boy, 8, Sells Gun to Classmate for $3

Third-grade buyer showed off weapon to mother

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 29, 2011 11:11 AM CDT

(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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