An Oklahoma woman is facing charges after police say she admitted to arming her minor son with a 9 mm handgun because he "needed protection from rival gangs."
Authorities say Dena Plunkett, 48, admitted "matter-of-factly" that she provided her underage son with the firearm and said that even though she knew it was illegal, "he is always allowed to carry it," according to KWTV.
The gun was reportedly discovered on the 48-year-old mother's son when police pulled him over in October. The minor was also found with marijuana and a red bandana indicating he was a member of the Bloods gang, according to KWTV.
When Plunkett went to pick up her son, she reportedly proudly told officers she had armed him, despite knowing it was illegal.
The 48-year-old mother, who was cited with a misdemeanor, reportedly demanded officers return her weapon to her, but they refused because they were afraid she would give it to her son again.
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