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Old 01-23-2015, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Here and There
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I know these stories come from all states, but it seems like the are so many awful, tragic stories that come out of Florida. It starts to make me wonder if they're all inbred or just crazy, stupid people?
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Old 01-23-2015, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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2 year olds are supposed to know gun rules? In both cases no, my goodness, but where is the outrage and concern about children getting poisoned?
Easy enough to answer. People are basically smart enough to understand that you can't fix stupid. The kid who is going to drink a cup of drain cleaner because he or she thinks it's soda is going to find some way of checking out of life early.

The dumb kid who finds a loaded firearm thanks to dumb parents can kill just about anyone -- the dumb parents, a sibling, or basically anyone within range.

That's why nobody really cares about anti-freeze related deaths in America.
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Old 01-23-2015, 03:22 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Tell us, O knowledgeable one, how many children do YOU have?
How many grandchildren?
How many GREAT grandchildren?
Do you own, or have you ever owned, guns?
Did you own them BEFORE 1990?
Do you have any firearms training, either hunter safety, gun club, or military?
i guess asking if someone has children is something that hits a nerve. i feel like i jumped into maybe a heated debate and you are taking something out on me. i dont know why you are asking me those particular questions but i will answer them. i just would like to have my question answered first.

or if ruth for some reason doesnt want to answer that without me answering some questions first, im fine with that if she assures me an answer to my simple question. i dont even think i was setting up any major points with that question. so if anyone is worried im looking to set up a major offensive based on the answer, dont. everyone can relax.
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Old 01-23-2015, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Why was the gun in the glove compartment box to begin with?
What did you expect in there? Gloves?
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Old 01-23-2015, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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I can understand guns for hunting but if you can fit it under the seat, I don't think it's a hunting gun. Sounds more like a killing people gun.
Next time I'll ask if they carry "guns for hunting"?
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Old 01-23-2015, 03:36 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Next time I'll ask if they carry "guns for hunting"?
"No one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer!" Andrew Cuomo
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Old 01-23-2015, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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The article say the gun was "secured in the vehicle" If it was secured we would not be talking about this.
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Old 01-23-2015, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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2 year olds are supposed to know gun rules? In both cases no, my goodness, but where is the outrage and concern about children getting poisoned? Either the deaths of children matter in all cases or they don't. Hiding anti gun agendas begin a concern about kids is disingenuous. If the real concern is about kids lives, why all the focus on guns when securing poisons in the house is so much easier and prosecutions against negligent parents is practically non-existent when some child drinks a bottle of drano?
............backyard swimming pools would be in the crosshairs.

Good Question: How many children die from drowning each year?

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In fact, SafeKids.org says drowning is the second highest cause of
unintentional death among children, behind car accidents.

Most drownings happen in home pools.

As for the number of children who die from accidental drowning, there are
over 800 recorded each year.

On average there are 4000 injuries related to near drowning incidents.
Where's the outrage?
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Old 01-23-2015, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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Guns are not inherently bad or good.

There are bad people. There are stupid people. When mixed with guns, it is bad.
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Old 01-23-2015, 04:03 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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The anger I feel at stories such as these is always dwarfed by a sick feeling of pity for the parents. How horrible.
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