Saturday, February 21, 2009

A boy, a gun and another tragedy

After reading a news story about an 11-year-old boy, accused of killing father's pregnant girlfriend, I wonder what's happening with the world this days.

Every day we found younger and younger people doing things like this, like the 8-year-old boy who was acussed of planning the murder of his father and a friend of his.

The even got a confession from the boy:

We don't know what happened in each of the boys minds, how they were raised, if they saw too many violence in TV and thought that killing somebody was easy or if they have been abused, I don't know, but it's appalling that they are living this kind of tragedy.

Boys and girls are losing their innocence so fast in these days. We must take care of them and advice them against evil people without scare them and try to make them aware that they shouldn't thing what they see in TV is real, that they should respect everyone and be careful with what they do.

In Mexico there is not so much access to guns, and I don't know if this is a factor in this, maybe, but in the case of this boys, maybe it's more important that there wasn't anybody guiding them, and their parents confused teaching them to be aware of what a gun was with giving them excessive access to them. I think that if you don't want kids to be curious about guns you simple don't use them in front of them, you don't have them in the house or at least, you keep them in a safe permanently.

This events show kids are not ready to use a gun, not because they would not know how to use it, but because many of them lack the judgment to know a weapon is not something you can use lightly. The consequences can be terrible, and their lives can be ruined for ever for a single moment of blindness.

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