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Old 12-09-2012, 11:36 AM   #1
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The father should have obeyed the rules of handling a firearm.
http://news.yahoo.com/police-boy-7-shot-death-pa-gun-store-200049283.html

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Old 12-09-2012, 12:10 PM   #2
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Such a sad tragedy. It is so easy to handle a firearm correctly and with respect at all times. I can't imagine being that father...RIP little man.

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There was no need in both weapons being loaded. We don't know the details of the handgun accidentally going off. But he failed to follow some basic safety rules to have an accidental discharge. Life is a bitch! You get the test first and the lessons later. I hope the family can get past this tragedy.

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My son just turned 7.

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Keep your finger off the trigger. And never point it at something you don't wish to destroy. It's that simple. Bad things happen in result of even the most simple mistakes.
All guns are loaded at all times. Even when you go to academy or bass pro and look at a gun treat it as if it was loaded.

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I did not notice if the firearms were looked at by the store. If they were, then the store employee also failed.

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So sad. I feel bad for his mother. As for the father. What a *bleeping* idiot!

My sister has two kids. She is at home a lot with just my little niece and nephew. Long story short. She finally had something happen that made her decide she wants a gun. I'm going to take at least an hour showing her and telling her basic gun safety and then I'm gonna show her this story.

That should take care of any safety concerns I have for them.

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This makes me feel sick. I'm fortunate to live in the forest. My guns are stored empty, no magazine, action open. The only time my guns are loaded is when I'm at the range.

I don't know how I could live if I killed my son.

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This makes me feel sick. I'm fortunate to live in the forest. My guns are stored empty, no magazine, action open. The only time my guns are loaded is when I'm at the range.

I don't know how I could live if I killed my son.
You should have a pistol loaded somewhere within 5 feet for home defense. What would you do if someone broke in to harm your family?
"Hold on Mr. Criminal. I have to load my pistol/shotgun/rifle."

Good luck with that.

Pistol safes aren't expensive. I'd recommend that you have one by your bedside at least.

Just IMO. To each their own. Glad to know there are still responsible gun owners, like yourself, that put the welfare of their kids first.
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You should have a pistol loaded somewhere within 5 feet for home defense. What would you do if someone broke in to harm your family?
"Hold on Mr. Criminal. I have to load my pistol/shotgun/rifle."
Its up to the individual how they chose to store there firearm.

As for safe handling of firearms i see all the time on this forum people being advised to carry in CON 1 without any knowledge of the persons ability or experience with firearms.

People should reflect on the sad news when they are handling firearms. PS In my experience its the people that condemn others for poor firearms handling and think they know it all are the ones have ND-S.
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