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Old 02-12-2015, 08:59 PM
 
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They need to start prosecuting them, in order to send a message. There's been one of these toddler cases every month since last fall sometime. Judges need to get tough with careless parents.
I think losing a child sends a much larger message than possible prosecution.
No message will make people be responsible if they don't want to be.
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:51 PM
 
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I wonder how these parents whose young children kill themselves or other family members with guns that the parent left laying around deal with the grief afterwards. I can't imagine how you would cope with something like that.

I know that one of my biggest fears is that I would kill someone while I'm driving (like some kid runs in front of my car and there is no possible way to avoid hitting them). That would be horrific enough, so I can't imagine dealing with those feelings of responsibility and guilt when my own child was involved and it was based on my own thoughtlessness rather than an actual accident.
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Old 02-13-2015, 07:25 AM
 
Location: New Market, MD
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I think losing a child sends a much larger message than possible prosecution.

Doesn't look like that way to me.
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:52 AM
 
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8yo shoots her 10yo sister when police deputy leaves his gun on the bed (at least this time a child isn't killed)

Calif. deputy's daughter, 10, shoots sister with dad's gun - NY Daily News
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Old 02-14-2015, 12:00 PM
 
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See that???

Even some cops CANT HANDLE THE RESPONSIBILITY!!
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Old 02-14-2015, 12:05 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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See that???

Even some cops CANT HANDLE THE RESPONSIBILITY!!
That's why these cases need to be prosecuted. Especially this cop one. That's outrageous!

The flake cop won't even be put on administrative leave, according to the article. Any parent should know that kids can get into things very quickly; they can appear momentarily, and run off and get lost within seconds. You have to take a variety of precautions all the time. I wonder where the kids' mom was?
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Old 02-20-2015, 12:27 PM
 
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This time an adult, rather than a child, accidentally kills themselves with their own gun:

"A Michigan woman was trying to adjust her bra holster when she shot herself in the face, authorities said"

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.2120445
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:21 PM
 
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Aaaannddd..... we have another one....

Grandparents leave 3yo in bedroom with a gun for a nap, and he ends up shooting himself in the face.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crim...icle-1.2282528

According to the article:

Between 2007 and 2011, 311 children younger than 14 years old died in inadvertent shootings nationwide, according to Centers for Disease Control statistics cited by the Chronicle.

Sad.
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Old 07-07-2015, 06:52 AM
 
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Aaaannddd..... we have another one....

Grandparents leave 3yo in bedroom with a gun for a nap, and he ends up shooting himself in the face.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crim...icle-1.2282528

According to the article:

Between 2007 and 2011, 311 children younger than 14 years old died in inadvertent shootings nationwide, according to Centers for Disease Control statistics cited by the Chronicle.

Sad.
Poor baby died. Grandpa can't remember if the gun was in the nightstand or just sitting on top of it.
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Old 07-07-2015, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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330 million people in the country. Every day we lose close to 100 people due to traffic fatalities. Over 6000/day when all causes are considered. Yet the news is made when a gun is involved.

Imagine if we heard about traffic fatalities. We would spend our days hearing about them.
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