A judge sentenced a 14-year old person who admitted to firing a gun at his principal to 19 years in prison, which is the maximum sentence for attempted murder. Prosecutors said that the person shot a .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol at the principal at the beginning of the school day.
The teen’s attorney said that the person was angry at the principal for speaking to him about looking “sloppy” and had been sent home a few weeks earlier after an argument with other students.
Politicians claim that the drinking age and the driving age are necessary because teenagers are not aware of the consequences of their actions. If they actually believed teenagers were immature, then they would not allow them to be sentenced to 19 years in prison.
This type of sentencing reinforces our belief that Republican and Democrat politicians know that teenagers are aware of the consequences of their actions. These politicians merely use age as an excuse to take away the rights of teenagers.
Vote for Libertarian politicians who will crush the government’s hypocrisy by treating all teenagers as rational human beings and make them responsible for all of their actions. If they want to drink a beer, then they’ll get a hangover, and if they want to shoot people, then they’re going to prison for a long time.
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One comment on “14-year-old sentenced to 19 years”
First of all, he's a minor so whatever charges he has now should be dropped, he should'nt have to go to prison, if he did'nt kill anyone. He should have to go to a home, or even military school, but not prison! As teenagers we are still growing and developing and although certain laws can seem unfair to some. For example I wish I could get my lisence sooner. Anyway we're still developing so we should'nt be consuming large quantities of alcohol. Nor should we be going to prison. People do stupid things when they're young and when it comes down to these issues it's not really dependant on something being legal. It's dependant on something being ethical. Just because drinking is illegal dosen't mean I can't go get drunk at a party, it happens all the time. Personally I would'nt now, nor would I if it was legal! That's only my opinion, I think laws should be based off of ethics, and should'nt go against our constitution.