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originally posted by: Blaine91555
a reply to: mysterioustranger
Looking at this from the perspective of a lifelong gun owner and hunter who keeps all weapons unloaded, locked up and ammunition locked up in second place for safety, who does not even have any kids in my home I'm appalled.
This is about the people, not the guns. The responsible adults need to do some jail time, have their right to own weapons removed and never allowed to care for children again.
originally posted by: Diabolical1972
a reply to: ADSE255
That I can believe. I don't care if accidently went off. So irresponsible. grr.
originally posted by: NerdGoddess
We recently came under ownership of 2 .22 rifles, I made Ad mount the gun rack above the front door where there is no chance in hell of our 2 year old reaching them, with locks so they can't be fired IF he manages to scale 9 feet of wall. Also unloaded, so if he manages to find the hidden bullets, scale the wall, and unlock the trigger, he still can't hurt anyone. EVEN with that being done, I said no friends, no other children that aren't ours in the house- not to play, not to spend the night, not to eat snacks, not for a damn thing until we have a full sized gun safe. If something happens with our child that's on us, tragic enough, I'm not taking the added chance of someone else's kids getting hurt in our house.
originally posted by: AlienOutlaw
I could see a child picking up a gun out of curiosity, and then accidentally pulling the trigger. But to be able to shoot two people "accidentally" sounds suspicious to me. A three year old would not be able to handle the recoil of a firearm, let alone the shock of the sudden bang. Or maybe I'm wrong in assuming multiple shots were fired, as it is possible for a single shot to pass through one body and enter another.
Whatever the case, it's just sad.