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MN man charged after 4-year-old son accidentally shoots 2-year-old brother

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by TBO, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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  2. xmanhockey7

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    Just so sad to see. The guy said he thought the guns were well hidden. Just goes to show you unless the gun is on your person it should be locked up. It also shows the importance of teaching children firearm safety.
     

  3. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    Agreed.


    Sad all the way around.


    So much for being responsible. :faint:
     
  4. Tiro Fijo

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    Tragic.

    Sad also in that this is manna for the anti-gunners who just feed on this stuff.
     
  5. Doubletaps'Rus

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    I responded to a similar call 20 years ago as a deputy. It was heartbreaking and strictly due to negligence.
     
  6. gommer

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    Unfortunately, it's a tragic accident -- and is completely PREVENTABLE. Because of that, the mainstream agenda pushers will ignore it for exactly that reason. You can't instill fear from something that is so easily remedied. You instill fear by publishing and pushing stories where no matter what you do, you can't stop it.

    I wish, as a very pro-gun, pro second amendment individual -- that they would publish stories like this in the mainstream. Maybe, just MAYBE - it would actually HELP EDUCATE people that these things really do happen. Lock your #$% guns up! If not because you have kids do it because it would suck to come home from work and get shot with your own gun.
     
  7. glock_collector

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    He had past "issues" and I have not a smidge of sympathy for him. I do wish the kids didnt have to pay the price of daddy being a bonehead.
     
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    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Xiong was clearly criminally negligent imho.
     
  9. RussP

    RussP Super Moderator Moderator

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    This ties into my thread, How secure are your firearms?.

    No matter how many times these 'accidents' are reported by the media, parents still believe, "Yeah, those poor people in ___________. Won't happen to us. Our kids are smarter, educated about guns, and know better."

    "BANG!"

    Now their kids are statistics. They are those "poor people in _____."
     
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  10. bear62

    bear62 Armed Bear

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    Sad, tragic story....:crying:......

    but the bottom line fault lies with the Father........ He shoud be held accountable.
     
  11. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    He should be prosecuted for his negligence.
     
  12. Stvan1

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    Senseless, tragic and preventable.
     
  13. bear62

    bear62 Armed Bear

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    This .......
     
  14. Gunnut 45/454

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    Bad parenting for sure ! How can you not know what 4, 2 year old children are doing all the times! At 4, 2 I wouldn't let them out of my sight! So would he have been charged if the kid had fallen out a two story window or down the stairs and died or drowned in the tub? I think not! Just cause it was a gun that killed him.:faint:
     
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    Another tragedy that would probably have not happened if basic firearms safety was taught in public schools.
     
  16. janice6

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    Your gun, your responsibility.

    Also NEVER underestimate the intelligence of a curious child. This was also negligence. They are capable of solving complicated problems when they want to.
     
  17. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    2 yr old and 4 yr old.
     
  18. MAC702

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    I was assuming the father had been to public school...
     
  19. Ryobi

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    I guess he showed the gubmint how to stay out of a mans storage bidness. On a different note- anyone with a clue knows that hidden isn't good enough when it comes to unattended weapons. Hidden in the house or hidden in a car fails where cheap locking storage provides peace of mind and quick access.
     
  20. Patchman

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    Tragic, that's for sure.