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Old 02-01-2015, 09:51 AM
 
Location: usa
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More parents who shouldn't have become parents.

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Old 02-01-2015, 10:44 AM
 
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I called it

Anyways yet another incident with young kids and guns left by foolish 'parents.'
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Old 02-01-2015, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Eastern UP of Michigan
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Yeah, but is it really a family for chrissakes. They are living in a freakin hotel room.

Or that's what some would think so I'm sure it won't count.
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Old 02-01-2015, 11:00 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Again, a very American tragedy.
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:21 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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And herrreeeeee we go again, thanks to these idiots who cannot properly secure their firearm(s) we now have yet more ammo (pardon the pun) for the anti's to use against the 2nd Amendment and concealed carry.
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Yeah, but is it really a family for chrissakes. They are living in a freakin hotel room.

Or that's what some would think so I'm sure it won't count.
The reality is that if you are living in a motel room in Albuquerque, you probably should have a gun, as it is not exactly a low crime city. But obviously, it should not have been kept in the mother's purse. I am also having a difficult time understanding why all these two and three year-old children can pull a trigger--don't guns have safeties? The government is so concerned with legislating safety features on cars--is there a reason they aren't required to be on all guns, or do people just not bother using them?
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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When our children were growing up, we stayed in hotels periodically while traveling. We didn't have firearms in the hotel room with us. Guess what?

None of us ever got shot.

Of course, anyone who isn't chugging the NRA Kool-Aid straight from the pitcher knows as much.
Guns at home more likely to be used stupidly than in self-defense | Ars Technica
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:57 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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What mothers don't seem to realize is that 2-4 year-olds are very curious little creatures. They're fascinated by the contents of their mother's purse, and love to explore in there: the different pockets and compartments. Hey, maybe there's a candy in there!
Babies should come with a warning label: "Could be deadly in proximity to a firearm".
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Old 02-01-2015, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Eastern UP of Michigan
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The reality is that if you are living in a motel room in Albuquerque, you probably should have a gun, as it is not exactly a low crime city. But obviously, it should not have been kept in the mother's purse. I am also having a difficult time understanding why all these two and three year-old children can pull a trigger--don't guns have safeties? The government is so concerned with legislating safety features on cars--is there a reason they aren't required to be on all guns, or do people just not bother using them?
You have just blasphemed against the greatest protector of individual liberties that the good lord in his infinite wisdom placed upon this earth, and if you don't like it get out. Or anyway that's what the NRA will tell you.
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Old 02-01-2015, 01:18 PM
 
Location: On The Road Full Time RVing
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The reality is that if you are living in a motel room in Albuquerque, you probably should have a gun, as it is not exactly a low crime city. But obviously, it should not have been kept in the mother's purse. I am also having a difficult time understanding why all these two and three year-old children can pull a trigger--don't guns have safeties? The government is so concerned with legislating safety features on cars--is there a reason they aren't required to be on all guns, or do people just not bother using them?
It is real easy for a 3 year old child to release a safety on a gun and fire it.

Guns have hair triggers which are easy for anyone to fire.

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