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http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1711278

You can scroll down past the registration notice and read the entire forum.

I'm not posting this to start a second amendment flame war, so please don't go there.

It's more instructive as an internet/life interface thing.

Okay. Deep breaths guys. Did we make fun of an autistic kid, tell him where he can find buckshot, then laughed about it?

Oh, shit.

Yeah, we did.

EDIT: And then he killed people. And himself. I don't think I'm sleeping tonight.
 

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:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

That is going to cause a shitstorm of monumental problems for gun owners.

Why his parents allowed a MENTALLY REATARDED KID access to a firearm I will never understand. They will get what they deserve.
 

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phobiaphobe said:
THat's pretty screwed up. I don't think anybody has done anything wrong there though...
His parents allowed him to access to a shotgun, or he lied on an application and the background check missed that he was mentally handicapped.

Either way, the failure is that a shotgun ended up in his hands when it had no business being there. He lived with his parents, so I place the blame squarely there.

I'm guessing the courts will too. CA is very harsh on stuff like this.
 

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You know, he's 19. The parents will probably not do too badly in court. (though they're not going to look good) The draconian laws in CA are all for children, not adults.
 

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Who can guess where this thread is headed next.... :hmm:
 

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You Americans and your guns suck.
You should move to some pitiful isolated island where the government, people and way of life are absolutely perfect.
 

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The interesting point is how the people on that forum acted before and after the event.

Tragedies with guns, cars, knives, sharp sticks etc. happen all the time.
 

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luvtolean said:
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

That is going to cause a shitstorm of monumental problems for gun owners.

Why his parents allowed a MENTALLY REATARDED KID access to a firearm I will never understand. They will get what they deserve.
Ya know I like you LTL.. but dude that's a little harsh on the retarded comment. Autism is not mental retardation and besides I thought that this kid had Aspergers Syndrom which is a different kind of complication all together.

While I agree that he never should've had access in the first place, there are many people who suffer with Autism or Aspergers and you'd never know it unless you knew their signs. He may have had some problems, but for the most part might have functioned well in every day life. With the exception of killing people and himself of course...

Normally not touchy about this stuff, but wife works with children with Autism and I have come to learn a lot and really feel bad for them as in most cases, the problem was caused by the medical system and not genetics. Levels of a mercury based stabilizer that meet FDA “safe” and “acceptable” limits are used in most vaccinations. As anyone with a child is aware, most Doctors like to give several vaccinations at once. The combination of all the mercury based stabilizers exceeds the “safe and acceptable” limits and over time actually causes the regression and eventually Autism. It’s horrible to hear of a child who was born perfect and yet around 18 months to 2 years they begin to “lose” their child.

*okay of the soap box… sorry been a hard day
 

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Crash said:
Levels of a mercury based stabilizer that meet FDA “safe” and “acceptable” limits are used in most vaccinations. As anyone with a child is aware, most Doctors like to give several vaccinations at once. The combination of all the mercury based stabilizers exceeds the “safe and acceptable” limits and over time actually causes the regression and eventually Autism.
I very much agree with the sentiment of your post Crash, but the quoted bit above has been de-bunked time and time again. There is NO medical evidence whatsoever that MMR (if that is what you are referring to) causes Autism.
 

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Proto said:
I very much agree with the sentiment of your post Crash, but the quoted bit above has been de-bunked time and time again. There is NO medical evidence whatsoever that MMR (if that is what you are referring to) causes Autism.
I agree that the MMR vaccine alone doesn't cause the problems, but the combination of the MMR (which has some of the highest levels of Thermisol) with the others is a cause. There are many reports that support both sides of the issue, but the MMR alone is fine.

Always spread the vaccinations out over time, there is no need to get 5-6 shots at once. Your child will not die if they don't get all their shots on time and in order.
 

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My son shows signs of mild autism and the MMR debate fires me up. It's one thing if something "just happens" it's entirely different if you feel that you may have caused it inadvertently. My son is four and he has the vocabulary of a 2-3 year old. He has been going to a special program for a year and a half now with some promising results. It is really killing me ... he is such a sweet kid. I wish I could fix it but I can't. :crap:
 

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Rocket,
This is more to calm you down than to fuel a debate, but I would think being four and having a vocubulary of a two or three year old is being a little premature on the diagnosis. Everyone progresses at a different level. Everyone thinks my two youngest kids are twins. Actually my daughter is 8, and her brother is 11. Since they were little, she has always been as tall as him. It's uncanny, and my ex wife for a time was worried. Funny thing is, my son had a little growth spurt this year, and so did my daughter. Since girls mature faster than boys it seems, he might never get taller than her. It's almost comical. I really would think that you shouldn't get too worked up. He's only 4. There's plenty of time for him to catch up. Of course, I am not a physician, but I have brought up a couple young uns..
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