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Boy, 4, allegedly kills father for not buying him video game system

  1. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 4 years ago

    A 4-year-old Saudi Arabian boy is being accused of gunning down his own father for refusing to buy him a video-game system. The boy was allegedly incensed when his dad came home without the desired object and used his father's own handgun on him while he was changing clothes...

    http://www.newsoxy.com/odd/saudi-boy-sh … 67815.html
    Whats the world coming to? Is the child very spoiled or do video games create this addictive behavior..like a drug?

    1. janesix profile image72
      janesixposted 4 years ago in reply to this


      This has nothing to do with kids being spoiled. The issue is the parents were negligent for leaving thier guns where a child could get to it.

    2. Jesus was a hippy profile image60
      Jesus was a hippyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think 4 is old enough to understand the consequences of his actions. He shouldn't have had access to a gun in the first place.

    3. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      OMG, I agree with janesix, the boy obviously get what he always wants!!

  2. MelissaBarrett profile image60
    MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago


    Another example of how gun ownership protects people.  God bless our right to bear arms!  Or in this case Allah bless the Saudi rights to bear arms smile

  3. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago

    It sounds like a combination of irresponsible attitudes about where to put guns and, possibly (just possibly) creating a sense of entitlement in the child through catering to him.  He may also have heard careless talk around his home about shooting people to get even or to settle problems.  I do agree he is too young to understand the big picture of death and how his actions could do permanent harm.

  4. janikon profile image89
    janikonposted 4 years ago

    I really do not think this is about addictive behaviour or an overly spoiled child, perhaps the better question would be, why did the child have such easy access to a gun. Furthermore, at four years old he lacks the forethought to understand the full weight of his actions.

    This is just depressing.

    1. Stacie L profile image87
      Stacie Lposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Is this a cultural thing? Do Saudi Arabian families have guns lying around?

      1. janesix profile image72
        janesixposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Probably no more than americans

      2. jennzie profile image84
        jennzieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I have read many articles about kids in America injuring or killing themselves or others because their irresponsible parents had left guns lying around where they had easy access to them.