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Five shot dead in Albuquerque, teen charged

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Five shot dead in Albuquerque, teen charged

By Zelie Pollon | Reuters – 3 hrs ago

http://news.yahoo.com/five-shot-dead-albuquerque-teen-charged-192338159.html

SANTA FE, New Mexico (Reuters) - A teenage boy with several weapons including an assault rifle shot and killed five people, three of them children, at a house in Albuquerque, New Mexico, authorities said on Sunday.

The boy, whose exact age had yet to be determined, was arrested and charged with the killings which took place late Saturday night, said Aaron Williamson, a Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department deputy.

"The victims all had multiple gunshot wounds, and there appeared to be multiple weapons, including an assault type weapon," Williamson said.

The children appeared to be "elementary- to middle-school age," Williamson said. The boy was charged with two counts of murder and three counts of child abuse resulting in death, he said.

He said it had not been determined whether the weapons were from inside the house or brought from somewhere else.

It also was not yet clear whether the five people killed were related or what the relationship was between the teen and the victims.

The nation remains on edge about gun violence after a man killed 20 schoolchildren and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school in December using an assault rifle, sparking a renewed debate about gun control.

President Barack Obama has proposed a new assault weapons ban and mandatory background checks for all gun buyers, and New York on Tuesday broadened its assault weapons ban and restricted the allowed capacity for ammunition magazines.

Several other states also are considering whether to tighten gun controls.

The use of assault weapons is legal in New Mexico, although state lawmakers are considering bills that would tighten gun control laws and require background checks for nearly anyone buying a firearm.

(Reporting by Zelie Pollon; Editing by David Bailey, Ellen Wulfhorst and Cynthia Osterman)

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Until we arm our children AND teach them to shoot first and ask questions later, we will continue to see this senseless and wanton "child abuse causing death" .. :picard:

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INB4 Videogames get blamed.

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INB4 the NRA says it's a hoax.

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Hate to say it but, I'm getting a little jaded and that worries me. Media overload.

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Hate to say it but, I'm getting a little jaded and that worries me. Media overload.

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Damn, looks like Walter Jr went off the deep end...

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So a kid STOLE a gun and used it. I guess we need more regulations for the rest of the adult, law-abiding gun owners.... :rolleyes:

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So a kid STOLE a gun and used it. I guess we need more regulations for the rest of the adult, law-abiding gun owners.... :rolleyes:

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So a kid STOLE a gun and used it. I guess we need more regulations for the rest of the adult, law-abiding gun owners.... :rolleyes:

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So a kid STOLE a gun and used it. I guess we need more regulations for the rest of the adult, law-abiding gun owners.... :rolleyes:

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That's exactly the ass-backwards argument being put forth, and it's the people who follow the law that get punished the most.

The path of least resistance (i.e. the normal law abiding citizen) gets bent over for those politically motivated to punish them for the act of criminals.

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That's exactly the ass-backwards argument being put forth, and it's the people who follow the law that get punished the most.

The path of least resistance (i.e. the normal law abiding citizen) gets bent over for those politically motivated to punish them for the act of criminals.

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That's exactly the ass-backwards argument being put forth, and it's the people who follow the law that get punished the most.

The path of least resistance (i.e. the normal law abiding citizen) gets bent over for those politically motivated to punish them for the act of criminals.

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According to reports the father was an ex-gang member who had served time in prison before turning his life around and becoming a pastor.

I thought ex-cons were not allowed to be in possession of firearms?

Responsible gun owners do not leave weapons unsecured. In this case there were young children in the house and the teen was reported to have had murder/suicide fantasies.

Sources told the paper the teen had long had murder/suicide fantasies.

Neighbors said they’d often seen Nehemiah walking around in Army fatigues. Local media said the home schooled teen wasn’t allowed to play video games, and that his family never let him watch violent shows on television.

http://www.nydailyne...8#ixzz2IeveOfT8

Easy access to guns (as here) means more gun violence and more gun homicides as study after study shows. And knowing the teen's predilections the guns were not securely stored.

But keep with the threadbare NRA talking points.

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