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Old 01-23-2015, 08:58 PM   #1
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This is a tragic event.
There are no charges filed.

How could this have been avoided?

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jan/22/florida-toddler-fatally-shoots-himself-father-gun

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Old 01-23-2015, 09:07 PM   #2
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Its madness to leave a loaded firearm where a child can access it. A similar incident happened a while back a two year old shot his mother, tragic avoidable incidents.

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In California, the land of fruits and nuts and communism, this is a state felony on the parents.

Charges would likely not have been filed though because the bleeding heart D/A's office would figure the death of the child is punishment enough for these morons.

One of the many rules of gun safety is never leave your firearm unattended.

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Its madness to leave a loaded firearm where a child can access it. A similar incident happened a while back a two year old shot his mother, tragic avoidable incidents.
Thats the tragedy of an accident, all are avoidable and most are avoided. Unfortunately some will happen regardless of all things being done correctly and or by law. Thats just the randomness of life and death as the fail-able humans we are. Im sure the parents are paying a penance that nobody should question is as harsh as it can be. Outliving your children and or having any part in them leaving earth before you is a living death sentence for most people.
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Thats the tragedy of an accident, all are avoidable and most are avoided. Unfortunately some will happen regardless of all things being done correctly and or by law. Thats just the randomness of life and death as the fail-able humans we are.
That sounds like these things happen, I don't buy that it was negligence no excuses, now unfortunately the parents will have to live with it for the rest of their lives. If someone is going to own firearms there is responsibilities that come with that, keeping them out of children hands is one.
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It's tragic no matter the circumstance, God bless them all.

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God, bring peace to this family - peace where there can not possibly be understanding.


For my part, if I had a loaded gun in the glove box, there is no way in HECK my two year old would go unsupervised around that car when the door was open.

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I keep several loaded guns in plain sight in the bedroom.
If anyone I do not know well is here, they do NOT go in that room.
And if any kid that I DO know is here, the door gets locked.

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RESPONSIBLE adults do not leave firearms, sharp kitchen implements, drain cleaner or plugged in power tools where a toddler will have access to them.

However, when I was an LEO, I did (twice) charge a parent when I found kids running around loose in a parked car- that had the engine running. In neither case did the parent think they had done anything wrong. Judge disagreed.

If you are the grownup, you are supposed to be the responsible one in the room.

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What a sad story. Leaving a loaded firearm where a child can get to it is madness. It's just a matter of time before Murphy takes over.

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