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Two injured when teen accidentally discharges firearm in parked vehicle

Original post made on May 13, 2022

Two teenagers were injured early Thursday morning when one of them accidentally discharged a firearm while he was in his parked truck at the Stanford Shopping Center parking lot.

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Posted by Old Palo Alto Resident
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 13, 2022 at 2:36 pm

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Shouldn’t the police investigates how the teens come into possession of the gun and what are their intentions of bringing the gun to Stanford Shopping Mall late at night?


Posted by Hulkamania
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 13, 2022 at 3:56 pm

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Who sez weed doesn't kill?


Posted by Robert Cronin
a resident of Menlo Park
on May 13, 2022 at 9:03 pm

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Repeal the Second Amendment.


Posted by eileen
a resident of College Terrace
on May 13, 2022 at 9:20 pm

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Why do these teens have an unregistered ghost gun? And why were they not arrested for that?


Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 14, 2022 at 6:58 am

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Who parks in Stanford SC at this time of night? Isn't it quite apparent that anyone sitting in a car is either sleeping there for the night or up to no good?


Posted by John
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on May 15, 2022 at 1:06 pm

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@eileen, they’re not arrested because they’re teens who committed a non violent offense under recent changes to the penal code. Yes, an accidental discharge is non violent. Voters and the community have also made it clear that they want a stop to the over policing of black and brown bodies. They need love and diversion, not incarceration.


Posted by eileen
a resident of College Terrace
on May 16, 2022 at 8:02 am

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John,

Is it legal to carry a loaded unregistered ghost gun
in your car? Why were these kids not arrested for that?

Are the kids expected to go to counseling or some sort of program?
Otherwise, they will be back on the street tomorrow with their loaded guns.


Posted by John
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on May 16, 2022 at 11:31 am

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@eileen I think I answered your sensible question in my previous comment. Pathologically compassionate local voters have ensured that teens are virtually untouchable by police.
If you want rational response to crime, to treat criminals as the threat to society they are along with law and order there’s many states in the Union that provide that. California is not one of them.


Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 16, 2022 at 12:43 pm

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I think Public Safety should take priority over the coddling of teens out with guns (who shoot the gun off in public).


Posted by Erin Hubbell
a resident of Mountain View
on May 16, 2022 at 2:51 pm

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They should have had the 'safety' on but one should never trust a safety setting.

The basic rule, "treat every firearm as if it were loaded" aptly applies.

And of course...alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, crystal meth, heroin/fentynal, LSD and other substances do not mix well with firearms.

They should have been more careful and better yet, not been that position to begin with.


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