Since he is a minor his name has been withheld. The 14 year old boy in South Carolina called the police to tell them that he had attacked his father, his grandmother, and his great aunt. He told the police he’d be there when they arrived, possibly waiting outside. When police appeared on the scene they found the boy with his hands in the air out in front of the house, and inside were his dead father and dead great aunt, and a critically injured grandmother, all three attacked with a dull butter knife and a small piece of twine.
No, wait, sorry, I got that detail wrong. The boy did not use a dull butter knife and a small piece of twine to wipe out his family. He used the rifle his daddy gave him when he was twelve!
Police entered the house to find Joe Robert Lankford, the boy’s 44-year-old father, shot to death in his bed, Fisher said. They found Virginia Gaston, 83, dead in her bed, apparently from a gunshot wound, he said. Gaston is believed to be the boy’s great-aunt, Fisher said.
Well, whatever. He could have done exactly the same thing with a dull butter knife and a small piece of twine. No sense in asking why a young boy was allowed uncontrolled access to a deadly firearm. Because, well, he could have done the same thing with dull butter knife and a small piece of twine. Right?
Hat tip: Warren.