10 Year Old Pulls Gun Candy – A 10 year old trick-or-treater pulled a gun on a woman to protect their candy. The Aiken, South Carolina, woman said she was going to take his candy on Halloween.
According to a police incident report, the 28-year-old victim told authorities she recognized some boys from her neighborhood while they were trick-or-treating about 6:30 p.m. Monday near Schroeder and George streets and jokingly told them she would take their candy.
One 10-year-old in the group of about 10 juveniles responded with “no you’re not …” and then pointed a 9 mm handgun at her. According to Aiken Public Safety Lt. David Turno, the clip was not in the gun at the time, but the boy did have a loaded clip in his possession.
The boy’s brother, also 10, told authorities he also had a gun. The second weapon was recovered Tuesday morning. The boy who pulled the weapon was brought to the police station where he was turned over to the custody of his parents.
Turno said the boys got the weapons from their grandfather without permission.
In addition to being used by over 60% of police in the U.S., Newsweek credits 9mm pistol sales with making semi-automatic pistols more popular than revolvers. The popularity of this cartridge can be attributed to the widely held conviction that it is highly effective in police and self-defense use. Its low cost and wide availability are self-sustaining contributors to the caliber’s continuing popularity.