No, it’s not just a crazy accident. No four/five year old should have a real gun!
A FIVE-year-old boy who was playing with a .22 caliber rifle he’d been given as a gift accidentally shot and killed his two-year-old sister in their Kentucky home
the children’s mother was cleaning the house at the time and had stepped outside onto the porch
The rifle had been given to the boy last year and was kept in the corner of a room. The parents didn’t realise a shell had been left in it.
Again, I use this as an example of why schools should remain gun free zones. Mistakes will be made. Lives will be lost. And mark my words, no armed teacher, staff member, or janitor will stop an active shooter…it just doesn’t happen that way.
On October 20, 2007 a tragedy occurred. A 16 year old had been home bound with a staph infection. During his time from school, he secretly purchased Halo 3 and played up to 18 hours a day. Discovered by his parents, the game was confiscated. He then shot them. The mother died; the father survived. Now the pastor and his family crusade against violent video games.
The family is now on a collective mission to keep violent video games from the hands of America’s youth.
"I’m gonna fight them," says Petric of the video game producers. "They put weapons in the hands of our children that teaches them murder, and that killing is okay." (emphasis added)
This is a horrific crime. I’m making no excuse for any party and, although studies have shown no link between violent video games and real life violence, I am not defending the games either. I take issue with the statement that " put weapons in the hands of our children" because, in this case, the weapon clearly came from the father.
Daniel, who had raided his father’s lockbox, raised his 9 mm handgun — loaded with hollow point rounds…
Daniel used his father’s key to unlock the lockbox and take back his game. Daniel also took his father’s 9 mm handgun along with the game.
I am not suggesting that we take away people’s guns. This is not an attack upon the second amendment. I am suggesting that this crime would have possibly been prevented with an appropriate gun safe, gun locks, or not having a weapon in the house at all. Please lock up your guns in a way your children cannot access them. Please teach your children gun safety.
It’s not the game. It’s not the gun. It’s not the parents. It’s the person holding the gun.
TN has been having these debates over guns in parks and guns in restaurants but have failed to focus on the true issues at hand…should guns be allowed in the toilet?! One woman was dropping a bomb when the woman with concealed carry permit next to her dropped her gun. Of course, the bombardier got shot.
Disclaimer: Before anyone goes nuts about cc or dangers or freedoms in the comments, and please do feel free to rant, you must know this post had nothing to do with my personal views on guns and everything to do with getting to type the words "dropping a bomb" and "dropped her gun."
Apparently this is an ad on the back of Kentucky’s Leo Weekly.