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Sun Mar 31, 2013, 09:48 PM

Toddler Killed In Shooting

Source: Local WKRG NEWS

The child, a 4-year old boy, accidentally shot himself in the chest.

His parents rushed him to USA Children's and Women's Hospital where he died.

We're told the boy and his parents had just come from Easter Services at church and were visiting with family when the accident happened.

Read more: http://www.wkrg.com/story/21840025/breaking-news-toddler-killed-in-shooting-in-prichard

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Reply Toddler Killed In Shooting (Original post)
moobu2 Mar 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Mar 2013 #1
avebury Mar 2013 #2
WinstonSmith4740 Mar 2013 #6
EnligtenmentandLove Mar 2013 #3
geek tragedy Mar 2013 #4
baldguy Mar 2013 #5
AtheistCrusader Apr 2013 #7
AnotherMcIntosh Apr 2013 #13
Kablooie Apr 2013 #8
Plucketeer Apr 2013 #14
Andy Stanton Apr 2013 #9
otohara Apr 2013 #10
octothorpe Apr 2013 #11
Blandocyte Apr 2013 #12

Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 10:02 PM

1. DU: Please leave some kind words for the grandparents on their Facebook page.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 10:18 PM

2. It is amazing that people continue to be

shocked by incidents like this. The death of this child can most likely be laid at the doorstep of an irresponsible gun owner. Gun ownership must come along with responsible behavior. Irresponsible gun owners belong in jail.

Edit to add:
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. The time has come to stop treating incidents like this as tragic accidents. There is nothing accidental about this death. It is negligent homicide. Until authorities start to treat incidents like this as a crime, young children will continue to shoot themselves or others. Adults are expected to protect the young, not enable incidents like this.

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Response to avebury (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 10:56 PM

6. Agreed.

I've never understood how this stuff happens. I mean, I do understand...basically there's a stupid adult somewhere. But are these people not only leaving guns out where a child can get to them, are they also leaving them on some kind of hair trigger setting? I know when I'm at the firing range, it takes a little effort to squeeze that trigger on my Rugar 38. And it's damn near impossible for me to get the first shot off on my husband's 9mm without pulling the barrel back.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 10:19 PM

3. Another senseless murder by the pubs and the nra.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 10:34 PM

5. Another "responsible gun owner" being irresponsible, as usual.

I'd like to see murder charges filed against the owner for shit like this.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 12:11 AM

7. It's not an accident.

It's negligence.

Possibly criminal negligence.

Someone left that gun in the car, loaded. Should be held accountable.
If that state has a law against a kid being left unattended in a vehicle, responsible adult needs to be held accountable as well.

Possible the two failure points are one and the same person, possible they are not.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 02:03 PM

13. It is criminal negligence.

 

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 12:30 AM

8. Do not fear. Your father Jesus will protect you.


--Then how could Jesus allow an innocent child kill himself with a gun on Easter!?

-- God works in mysterious ways, my son.

--Oh ... Okay.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 02:42 PM

14. INDEED!

The ULTIMATE Whitewash...... or is it Hogwash?

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 07:19 AM

9. Guns are inherently dangerous

As this shows.

The owner may have had a perfectly understandable reason for having one.

But pro-gun activists and gun nuts who own guns for political reasons or to feel "macho" ignore the reality of guns as a dangerous device that's designed to kill as efficiently as possible.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 01:43 PM

10. Accident Waiting To Happen - Responsible Gun Owners

Hey gun nuts, stop leaving your WMD's laying around the house.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 01:52 PM

11. How sad. Is there a huge increase in shootings recently, or are they just being reported

more aggressively? Everyday there seems to be one or two new shootings like this.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2013, 01:57 PM

12. Too many guns out there, & too many guns on tv and in movies

They're made to seem like playthings and the ultimate defense. Enough. Ban the damn things and create rules for how often they can be onscreen during entertainment.

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