Friday, April 29, 2011

New York’s Best Gun Deals are at P.S. 107! Boy Sells One of His Father’s Guns to a Fellow Third-Grader for $3

By Nicholas Stix

That was the news this morning. As Fox’s New York affiliate was drooling over the royal wedding in England, a news ticker running at the bottom of the screen announced that an eight-year-old New York City child attending the third grade in the PS 107/Thomas A. Dooley elementary school in Flushing, Queens had stolen one of his father’s guns, and sold it to a fellow third-grader. Father and child were both in custody.

Now, Flushing is predominantly East Asian, but with all due disrespect to the promoters of the “members of all groups commit crime” nonsense, the likelihood that the kid selling the gun was Asian is nil. I can’t be quite as sure about the buyer because he got such a good deal for himself.

Update: The father is 54-year-old Ignacio Galvan, who has been charged with possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child, the price was actually $3.50, and the gun was loaded.

Schools chancellor of the week Dennis Walcott reportedly said, “It’s really a sad situation when you have an 8-year-old who brought a gun into school and then sold it for $3. That’s something that can’t be tolerated.”

Does that mean it could be tolerated, if Junior Galvan had gotten a better price?

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