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Old 11-07-2008, 03:55 PM
 
Location: THE USA
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11-07) 11:36 PST Shasta Lake, CA (AP) --
Authorities say the 4-year-old boy of a Redding police officer has died after an apparent accidental shooting.

Dave Compomizzo, a captain at the Shasta County sheriff's office, told The Associated Press that investigators believe the child got a hold of a handgun in his parent's bedroom.
Hunter Rhoads died Thursday from a gunshot wound to the head. He is the son of Redding Police Officer Jason Rhoads.
A parent was home at the time, but authorities declined to say whether it was Jason Rhoads or his wife.
Compomizzo would not say whether the weapon was a service gun. He says it's unclear how the child accessed the gun.

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The sad fact is, not matter how safe and secure you think your gun is, kids always find a way if they are curious enough.

Make sure your guns are LOCKED away.
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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Maybe don't have guns in the house.
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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That's a terrible story. Once again it's not a problem with the guns it's the "idiots" who own them.
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:37 PM
 
Location: southern california
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gun didn't kill him, gross neglect did. but in every post bout gun accidents the sole emphasis is on the issue of gun ownership ---- never gun safety. when is the last time you saw a CDF poster go on a rant about a stabbing, 40% of homicides are puncture wounds.
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:39 PM
 
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So he would have died anyway, even if there was no gun, because his parents are stupid ??????
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Dixie's Sunny Shore
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I'm not big on gun ownership, but how can an adult leave a loaded gun where a child can get to it? How many times does this has to happen? People do a better job of keeping medication and car keys out of reach. As long as this negligence continues guns will have a bad name whether they deserve it or not.
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:09 PM
 
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my husband is a police officer and we have a gun lock on it in a secure safe, and ammo in a seperate locked coded safe. We never keep the two together and would NEVER put the gun away loaded.. Keys to the locks are in seperate unknown places of the house. Its all about safety. What a shame
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Old 11-08-2008, 03:59 PM
 
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Another one!
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Old 11-08-2008, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Lets not forget, that in the middle of the blame game that people always play when things like this happen that a 4 year old child lost its life. RIP.
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Old 11-08-2008, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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gun didn't kill him, gross neglect did. but in every post bout gun accidents the sole emphasis is on the issue of gun ownership ---- never gun safety. when is the last time you saw a CDF poster go on a rant about a stabbing, 40% of homicides are puncture wounds.
Sorry, I'm afraid the gun did kill him.
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