Girl, age 8, gifts teacher a loaded .22 pistol

    An eight year old girl at Allamanda Elementary school in Palm Springs, Florida, gave her teacher an end-of-term present containing toiletries and a loaded .22 pistol. It is thought that the girl added the gun to the parcel without her grandmothers knowledge.

    The mainstream media have focused on the unusual gift, but a loaded gun in a box or parcel is very unlikely to cause harm, but a loaded gun in reach of an eight year old is a disaster waiting to happen.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!