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8-Year-Old Sells Gun For $3 at School


An 8-year-old boy in Queens sold a classmate a loaded handgun for $3 on Thursday, leading to criminal weapons possession charges for his father; the child faces family court. The kid brought the Taurus 9 mm, which the dad says he bought ten years ago for protection, to his elementary school, PS 107 in Flushing, and passed it off on a classmate for the paltry sum. Investigators say the customer thought he was buying a toy. A sad and potentially scary story, to be sure, but since everyone is safe, let us point out that this particular purchaser has proven he has an eye for a bargain, which could come in handy later in life. [NBC New York]

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 29, 2011


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