Colorado Teen Suspended for Shooting Guns at Range with Mom

Colorado Teen Suspended for Shooting Guns at Range with Mom

In the vast majority of cases, so-called, zero-tolerance laws have proven themselves to be draconian. The latest example comes courtesy of Loveland High School in Colorado.

After one student posted photos on SnapChat of the firearms he and his mother were preparing to pack up for a day, another student anonymously reported him to his principle. What exactly he was reported for is unclear, but allegedly, these photos were seen as threatening to the anonymous individual.

Even the text that accompanied the post was totally mundane, stating, “finna gonna be lit.” For those of you not born within the last decade, this essentially is a very cliché/meme way of stating, “This is going to be exciting!”

Thankfully, the local sheriff seemed to take an understanding approach to the incident, stating, “People base their apprehension on their own paradigm and their own fear of guns and gun culture. One kid is totally excited to go out and train on how to use a gun responsibly, while another kid is totally freaked out about seeing a gun.”

The good news, according to Breitbart News, is “Sheriff Ream observes Nathan’s plight as a perfect example of the trouble that arises from putting laws in place where people can face punishment or have guns confiscated simply on accusations.”

Hopefully, this can serve as yet another reminder of the danger of so-called Red Flag laws and zero-tolerance legislation. Hopefully, this event won’t negatively affect the teens college prospects, but only time will tell.


UPDATE: The school has backtracked on its earlier action and acknowledged that the student never made any serious threats.


GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

M134 Mini-Gun

M134 Mini-Gun

While filming the 2018 season of Guns&AmmoTV we had the unique opportunity to fire the M134 Minigun.

Firearms News Takes a Look at the Aero Precision 7.5-Inch AR Pistol Upper In 5.56

Firearms News Takes a Look at the Aero Precision 7.5-Inch AR Pistol Upper In 5.56

Vincent DeNiro, editor of Firearms News, does some shooting with the Aero Precision Atlas S-One 7.5-Inch AR pistol upper in 5.56.

Pioneer Arms PPS-43C Pistol

Pioneer Arms PPS-43C Pistol

The PPS-43 served Poland and the Russians during WWII. It is now available as a pistol for the US market.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

A $50 Ring Loc-Kit gives AirForce Condor airgunners unparalleled power and accuracy. Air Guns

AirForce Airguns Condor Ring-Loc Kit Review

Tom Gaylord - May 29, 2019

A $50 Ring Loc-Kit gives AirForce Condor airgunners unparalleled power and accuracy.

Rhode Islanders are setting brushfires for freedom once again as they advance a Second Amendment Sanctuary Town movement. 2nd Amendment

SPECIAL REPORT: BIG 2A HISTORY BEING MADE IN LITTLE RHODE ISLAND

John Peterson - May 22, 2019

Rhode Islanders are setting brushfires for freedom once again as they advance a Second...

This will be the first of many investigative reports about the NRA by Firearms News. 2nd Amendment

Firearms News Investigates the NRA: Part 1

Nedd Scott - July 18, 2019

This will be the first of many investigative reports about the NRA by Firearms News.

No one can restore receptivity to another Trump term with these disaffected gun owners but the president himself. 2nd Amendment

2020 is Trump's to Blow with Gun Owners

David Codrea - July 09, 2019

No one can restore receptivity to another Trump term with these disaffected gun owners but the...

See More Trending Articles

More 2nd Amendment

This truly bipartisan piece of legislation, shepherded through the Senate by Sens. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, Steve Daines, R-Montana, and Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, will provide $2.8 billion to much-needed maintenance, improvements and conservation efforts at America's national parks. 2nd Amendment

Senate Passes Great American Outdoors Act

Mark Chesnut - June 25, 2020

This truly bipartisan piece of legislation, shepherded through the Senate by Sens. Cory...

Following an incident last week in which a man was shot in the midst of a crowd vandalizing a statue in the city, Keller found a sneaky way to skirt New Mexico's firearms preemption law—he declared all parks to now be “education facilities.” 2nd Amendment

Albuquerque Mayor Skirts State Law, Bans Guns in City Parks

Mark Chesnut - June 27, 2020

Following an incident last week in which a man was shot in the midst of a crowd vandalizing a...

The recent gun-buying surge that began with the COVID-19 pandemic panic and continued through the civil unrest and riots following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody has created millions of new gun owners who will now eagerly protect their right to protect themselves and their loved ones. 2nd Amendment

CCRKBA Says Millions of New Gun Owners Will Reshape 2A Battle

Firearms News Staff - June 27, 2020

The recent gun-buying surge that began with the COVID-19 pandemic panic and continued through...

One anti-gun law that Trump did institute through an executive action is coming under fire by at least a few judges. 2nd Amendment

Supreme Court Judge Questions Trump's Bump-Fire Stock Ban

Mark Chesnut - June 23, 2020

One anti-gun law that Trump did institute through an executive action is coming under fire by...

See More 2nd Amendment

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW OUR CURRENT ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get Digital Access.

All Firearms News subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now