- Why would an 8 year old want to shoot anyone?
- Could it have been premeditated?
- Does the boy understand fully the concept of death and the consequences of shooting a gun?
According to CNN, the father who was shot and killed by his 8-year-old son had consulted a Catholic priest about whether the boy should have a gun and had taught him how to use firearms, according to the priest. The reasoning is that the man wanted his son to learn how to hunt. The boy’s stepmother, suggested that he have a BB gun.
“He wanted to make sure the kid wasn’t afraid of guns, knew how to handle it,”
the priest said.
If convicted as a minor, the boy could be sent to juvenile detention until he turns 18.
In Colorado, would-be gun buyers set a one-day record last Saturday with the highest number of background check requests in a 24-hour period, according to figures from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.