Wednesday, June 10, 2009

More Jack Thompson fodder

The insane old anti-videogame kook will get a huge kick out of this one, I'm sure, and use the tragedy to further his own pathetic agenda. A 9-year-old in Mississippi was shot and killed by a shotgun held by his brother following an argument caused by a videogame. More details in the story below.

JACKSON, Mississippi - An 11-year-old boy in Mississippi accidentally killed his 9-year-old brother with a shotgun blast Tuesday as the two struggled over the gun after arguing about a video game, authorities said.

A-Darrious Finley died after being shot with a 12-gauge shotgun at his home near the Red Banks community in northern Mississippi, Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson said. "The younger brother allegedly got mad because he got beat at some video games and got the gun," Dickerson said.

Dickerson said the older brother, De-Andre Finley, initially said he never touched the gun. He first told deputies that the younger boy got the gun and pointed it at himself, saying "this is how I'm going to shoot you." But after more questioning, and being told that his account didn't match evidence at the scene, the older boy said the weapon accidentally discharged as the two struggled over it.

"That version we can live with because it's consistent with the evidence," Dickerson said.

Dickerson said the shotgun was too long and heavy for the younger boy to hold it against his own chest and pull the trigger.

The district attorney will look at the case, but it's likely the older brother won't be charged with a crime because he is under the age of 13 and "it appeared to be an accident anyway," the sheriff said.

Marshall County Coroner James Richard Anderson said the brothers' father was outside cutting the grass at the time of the shooting.

The boys' father told deputies the gun was kept unloaded in a closet at the home, the sheriff said. The 9-year-old had fired the gun before with his father's supervision, and investigators believe he knew how to load it himself.

Okay, let's play the blame game. It would be tempting to blame the stupid kids for playing with guns, but then, they are just that – kids. Which are inherently stupid. You really can't blame them for fooling around, especially with something as admittedly tantalizing as a shotgun. So, quite frankly, this is entirely the father's fault for A) keeping a shotgun in the fucking house in a place where kids could easily get it (but, hey, keep that Second Amendment rolling, yanks!); B) actually TEACHING HIS KID HOW TO LOAD THE FREAKIN' GUN like a total southern nutcase, and C) most stupid of all: blaming the freak accident on ... a videogame. Talk about refusal to shoulder any shred of responsibility, you imbecile.

They don't know what game the kids were playing yet ... Not that it matters to anyone, but I just can't wait to see what Jack Thompson will jump on as an excuse to use it against the videogame industry once more. After all, claiming that a few codes could turn The Sims 2 into a porn game (which was debunked), or that GTA San Andreas should be banned altogether because some of the creators had a bit of innocent fun that they simply forgot to remove from the game – yeah, this is definitely right up his alley.


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