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Old 12-06-2007, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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Man dies after being shot by toddler
Published: Dec. 6, 2007 at 5:46 PM

BRUNSWICK, Ga., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Police in Brunswick, Ga., said a man was fatally shot in the head by a gun that went off after being picked up by a 35-month-old child.

The Brunswick Police Department said Curtis Gabriel Collins was shot at a recording studio when the child grabbed the loaded gun from a table, WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, Fla., reported Thursday.

The firearm went off, and Curtis, who was sitting on a nearby sofa, was shot in the head, the report said. He was rushed to a local hospital, but doctors determined that he could not be revived.
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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And the gun wasn't locked up because???
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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And the gun wasn't locked up because???

That's still under investigation.

One obvious question is what are the sentencing guidelines for an assailant under 10 years old. The kid knew that it was a gun (from watching lots of TV), wanted to pick it up, and evidently understood where the trigger was and then pulled it. Reckless endangerment case (third-degree murder?), a slam dunk for the prosecutor.
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:57 PM
 
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The parents should go to jail for involuntary manslaughter. Case closed.

Let's see if this turns into what I believe it might turn into...
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:03 PM
 
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if that man had been carrying a loaded weapon in his hand before the toddler shot him, he might have shot the toddler first

we need to pass a law that says every man women and child over the age of 12 needs to be carrying a loaded weapon in their right hand at all times
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:53 PM
 
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Maybe the best gun restriction would be a mental competency test because these idiotic careless morons like the one leaving a loaded gun on a table are sure feeding the gun control animals a lot of bait...
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Conservatives would want to execute the boy for murder. A jury in Texas actually sentenced an obvious mentally ill man to death. If mental illness would not stop them nothing will.
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:09 PM
 
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The only obvious solution to the problem of children obtaining firearms, as expressed in the manifesto that describes the historical nature and ultimate progression of economic systems, is the abolition of the family and the beginning of communal nursery cooperatives, in order that the will of the proletariat may be served to a greater extent, as much happen as the progression of history shall show, bourgeoisie reactionaries and reformists! If a child were raised in such a place he would then know the truth of his oppression, and therefore would not attack his fellow comrade in such a manner.
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Guns don't kill people. Toddlers kill people.
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Old 12-07-2007, 04:18 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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Guns don't kill people. Toddlers kill people.

I'm so glad that you have finally SEEN THE LIGHT, my newly Right Wing Friend of America, the Land of the Brave and the Home of the Free, Yankee Doodle Dandy, God Bless America, Don't Fence Me In, Don't Tread On Me, Remember the Maine, Remember the Alamo, Don't Shoot Till You See the Whites of Their Eyes, and a Punk With a Gun is Still a Punk. AMEN.

That loaded handgun sitting on the table was ABSOLUTELY HARMLESS and POSED NO RISK to anyone in the vicinity. It was entirely the TODDLER'S FAULT that another life was lost to handgun crime. He/She knew what to do with that gun, just sitting there, because it's on the TV 14 hours a day at least.

Please, everyone within the sound of my transmitted bitstream let that prosecutor in that county know that we as gun-loving citizens expect him/her to uphold the law of the land swiftly and with utmost prosecutorial vigor. And THROW THAT TODDLER IN THE CLINK FORTHWITH AND IMMEDIATELY, WITH NO BAIL (but perhaps with Cocoa Crispies privileges after 90 days of good behavior).

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