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More than a little miffed...gun safety?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Jake Starr, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Jake Starr

    Jake Starr

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    John O’Bryan admitted that the death of 12 year old Darius Tucker was all his fault. Well he is correct. It was his fault. Sorry to cut to the chase but in this case maudlin sentimentalism will not save another life.

    Mr. O’Bryan disrespected his girlfriend by bringing guns into her house when she did not want them present.

    Mr. O’Bryan was a irresponsible gun owner by not securing his firearms while children were present. He left the guns loaded and unsecured. It is never safe to assume that children will not find hidden guns or figure out how to operate them once found. He disrespected all responsible gun owners by making false assumptions.

    Mr. O’Bryan was irresponsible for not taking time to educate the children in the home as to gun safety. All children must be taught that if they find a firearm they must: Stop; Don’t Touch It; Leave the Area and Tell a Responsible adult.

    I watched the TV interview with Mr. O’Bryan. I am sorry for his pain. But it was avoidable. I could have responded to this event as chaplain when the page went out. I am glad that I did not. As a firearms instructor and police chaplain…knowing what I know now about the situation…it would have been hard to control my feeling towards Mr. O’Bryan since this sad situation could have been avoided.

    This is a very sad teachable moment.

    I am sorry for the loss of innocent life. He will live with this pain the rest of his life.