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He was homebound for a year????

What do you expect the mental state of a 17 year old kid to be when he is stuck at home for a year?

I guarantee you his dad being a minister messed him up some how.
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Where the hell did he get the gun? That's what I wanna know.
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post #33 of 150
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Originally Posted by The Will View Post
Seriously?

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
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I cant believe his family forgave him after he killed his mother and tried to frame his father. Maybe its because im not christian, I guess I wouldnt understand that sort of forgivness.....
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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".
How do you know they're pointless restrictions?

They said he couldn't play Halo, a shooting game which they think isn't appropriate for a kid at 17. It does say "Rated M for mature" on the box, maybe they were going by that rating instead of just being "mean spirited" parents.

I find it hypocritical when a kid shoots up a school and you have a bunch of pundits on some forum criticize the parents for allowing their degenerate kid to play "violent video games" in the first place - Then you have a case like this come along and you side with the kid who shot the parents for imposing boundaries that every other person says they should enforce.
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They said he couldn't play Halo, a shooting game which they think isn't appropriate for a kid at 17. It does say "Rated M for mature" on the box, maybe they were going by that rating instead of just being "mean spirited" parents.
you can buy M games at 17
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you can buy M games at 17
You can buy M games at the age of 5 can you not?

I thought video game ratings were more like suggestions, and not really enforced.
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You can buy M games at the age of 5 can you not?

I thought video game ratings were more like suggestions, and not really enforced.
I got carded for several in store purchases. Now, I mostly buy my games online, but still it was weird.
    
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He was homebound for a year????

What do you expect the mental state of a 17 year old kid to be when he is stuck at home for a year?

I guarantee you his dad being a minister messed him up some how.
.. Yeah ok..

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Where the hell did he get the gun? That's what I wanna know.
His dads lockbox, where the game was..

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How do you know they're pointless restrictions?

They said he couldn't play Halo, a shooting game which they think isn't appropriate for a kid at 17. It does say "Rated M for mature" on the box, maybe they were going by that rating instead of just being "mean spirited" parents.

I find it hypocritical when a kid shoots up a school and you have a bunch of pundits on some forum criticize the parents for allowing their degenerate kid to play "violent video games" in the first place - Then you have a case like this come along and you side with the kid who shot the parents for imposing boundaries that every other person says they should enforce.
There was once a time where all children listened to their parents.. But thats long gone apparently.
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Man, I don't care what you say, that kid is messed up for whatever reason and deserves to be locked up for a very, very long time if not forever. Some key points which may help if anyone, by any chance think the kid is not to blame:

1) Killing anyone, let alone your own parents, over any video/computer game simply because you cannot play it is just wrong.

2) The kid may have planned it, it was not clear in the article how long the period was before he discovered the gun and shot his parents. If it was spontaneous, then maybe its just his messed up head but otherwise it could show motive. And prove that he's an idiot, because if your plan is to kill your parents and run off into the sunset playing halo 3, you're ****ed up retarded. The fact that he tried to frame his dad probably does show he planned it, jesus to try to frame your parents as one is dead and the rest is lying there dying.

3) The kid, and yes I said kid was obviously still a kid if he was so immature he thought playing a video game was the entire world. Sure he was injured and under stress, but at least his parents took him to see friends it seems? The parents were treating him like a kid because he was one. A messed up one.

Damn it would've been better if he had just shot himself, done the world a favour. Even if the parents were too over protective, you think they deserved this as some of you sugested? Or that this was the result of their actions?

Get a grip, seriously. Think about it a little.
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