Whither (my new favorite word) parental responsibility? First, a stripper for your 16th birthday [ht: Crimlaw] and then a Glock for your 8 eight year old. Yeah. A .40 Glock. Apparently, the eight-year old needed "protection", so his father gave him this loaded handgun to take to school. When the police retrieved the weapon, it had eight rounds in the magazine and a live round in the chamber.
How humongously stupid do you have to be to give an eight-year old a loaded weapon to take to school? What does an eight-year old need protection from? Cooties? The bogeyman? Well, guns don’t work against either.