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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:18 PM

Cops: Chicago teen dies after shooting himself while playing with gun

Source: Chicago Tribune

Cops: Chicago teen dies after shooting himself while playing with gun
By Adam Sege
Tribune reporter
9:22 p.m. CST, December 22, 2012

A 15-year-old boy died Saturday after he apparently shot himself this week while playing with a gun, police said.

The boy’s mother and friend found him with a gunshot wound to the head Thursday about 8 p.m., Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien said.

Paramedics rushed the boy in critical condition from the 4800 block of West Quincy Street to Mount Sinai Hospital.

The boy, identified as Kenton Scott, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai on Saturday at 9:53 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Police believe he shot himself accidentally while playing with a gun in the apartment where he lived, O'Brien said.










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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:26 PM

1. Just another day in Second Amendment America, where lethal weapons are playthings....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:32 PM

2. A dude near Joliet illinois also died a few days after winging himself in the head

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Response to Kurovski (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:18 AM

4. Showed off his gun to his pals. They had to be impressed. Jeez.

Can't imagine the trauma his friends have been handed to absorb.

It's a real shame people have been led to believe guns are so important they lose their common sense.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:35 PM

3. i also did not see this on the news...

Gunman kills 3 in a spree

Man later dies in police shootout.

http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2012/dec/22/gunman-kills-3-in-a-spree/

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Response to Kurovski (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:21 AM

5. It's rotten this man got extra help from his gun to throw a really big tantrum.

He leaves some loved ones of his victims with shock, broken hearts, and real suffering.

What fool would give someone the power to do this to others....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:04 AM

6. Was the kid the gun's legal owner? How does that come to pass?

And if he wasn't, who was the grossly negligent adult gun owner who let him get ahold of it in the first place? And who was the parent who failed to teach him that guns are NOT toys???

Responsible gun ownership FAIL. Parenting FAIL.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 01:13 AM

7. If you own guns, keep them properly stored.

Common Sense stopped being common ages ago....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:42 AM

8. You can have all the gun use and safety education you want.

These things are still going to happen just because the gun is there. People rarely are perfectly responsible for anything. Education in gun use is practically useless against the passions of youth, rages of average adults, and the insane.

Gun safety is a most appropriate oxymoron. It doesn't exist.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 07:59 AM

9. "Playing with the gun"?

I don't know what this means.

"Wow, what a cool gun. I think I'll play with it. Look, I'm pointing it at my own head! Ha ha! Look, I'm pulling the trigger! Wheeeee!"

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Response to mwb970 (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 08:35 AM

10. Means just what it says.

Horsing around with it, and forgetting that you should always assume that it's loaded.

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Response to mwb970 (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 03:38 PM

14. describes many hormonal teens just "chillin'"

but only can happen in a home with a gun...imagine.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:17 AM

11. Is more of this kind of thing happening lately, or

did the corp. media just decide to start reporting it?

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Response to snot (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:36 PM

13. We've been reading it in corporate media as long as I can remember. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:11 PM

12. When I was a kid I remember a 15 year old shooting himself in the head

with his fathers gun. He had gotten in some trouble for dropping rocks on cars from an overpass. His parents were angry. And to him it seemed like the end of the world. It wasn't worth killing himself over.

Guns and teenagers do not mix.

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