Originally Posted by The Will
While I agree the parents have some stupid opinions about halo, its neither the gun's, game or their fault for what the kid did.
I'm not agreeing with what he did, I'm saying that had his parents kept from imposing pointless restrictions on him, this might not have happened.
He's screwed up, but he was stuck at home for a year with NOTHING to do.
My interpretation of the article says he was occasionally driven to friends where he would play Halo. He finally found something interesting to do, and his parents denied it.
I imagine he was alone most of the day (parents at work, sister/her husband don't live at home), and all he could do was watch TV.
People often say "being alone for long periods of time can drive you insane".
And here's a little fact for you: many people wouldn't think too hard about killing and stealing if the law wasn't there to stop them.
He was stuck at home for a year and he was probably getting distant from the outside world and consequently the law.
Imagine this: You are stuck at home for a year. You are alone at home most of the time and you're literally going insane.
Your parents drive you to a friend who has a game, and you think you finally found something to bring you a little bit of enjoyment which you've been waiting for for so long... except your parents deny that enjoyment, but still drive you to friends, as if teasing you.
We know how long a person can go on McDonalds, now we know how long a person can go on TV.Edited by Coma - 12/16/08 at 9:19am