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5 year old Chicagoan that got shot in 2016; this time shoots Self.

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posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 08:51 AM
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Greetings-

Remember the 3 year old who got shot in His face whilst on a walk w/His Mother in 2016? He shot Himself after finding a handgun upstairs between some mattresses. The gun's serial numbers have been removed. The guns suspected owner, Kevin Collins, 25 was arrested on a few different charges.

This is the kid who was out walking the streets w/His mother and some other kids at 9 p.m. Maybe a hot night because it was June?


A 5-year-old boy who was struck in the face last year by a stray bullet fired during a drive-by shooting accidentally shot himself in the hand this week with a gun his father had obtained illegally, Chicago police said Wednesday.

Kavan Collins found the loaded, uncased gun under a mattress in an upstairs bedroom and shot himself Tuesday evening in the finger, police said.

The boy's father, Kevin Collins, was arrested late Wednesday on several felony gun charges and six misdemeanor counts of child endangerment. Police said the 25-year-old convicted felon's gun had a defaced serial number — something that is commonly done to illegal guns to make them more difficult to trace.



More here: abc7chicago.com...;-dad-arrested/2802744/
edit on Thu Dec 21 2017 by DontTreadOnMe because: trimmed overly long quote, added TAGS IMPORTANT: Using Content From Other Websites on ATS




posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 08:54 AM
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a reply to: JimNasium

We need a government program to provide proper gun training to people living in the city.



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 08:58 AM
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a reply to: JimNasium


Kavan Collins found the loaded, uncased gun under a mattress in an upstairs bedroom and shot himself Tuesday evening in the finger, police said.

What do you think of hiding guns from kids as opposed to letting them handle them under adult supervision?

I know when I was a kid, I was told not to touch dads guns in the closet. For kids thats a dare . Kids are curious with any forbidden thing. Trying to hide guns from kids is like trying to hide Christmas presents.

They will wait till you're not around and go look. If a kid is allowed to touch the firearm while supervised, taught how dangerous it is, having their curiosity satisfied is better than ignoring it.

imo



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 09:12 AM
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originally posted by: JimNasium
Greetings-

Remember the 3 year old who got shot in His face whilst on a walk w/His Mother in 2016? He shot Himself after finding a handgun upstairs between some mattresses. The gun's serial numbers have been removed. The guns suspected owner, Kevin Collins, 25 was arrested on a few different charges.

This is the kid who was out walking the streets w/His mother and some other kids at 9 p.m. Maybe a hot night because it was June?

CHICAGO – A 5-year-old boy who was struck in the face last year by a stray bullet fired during a drive-by shooting accidentally shot himself in the hand this week with a gun his father had obtained illegally, Chicago police said Wednesday.

Kavan Collins found the loaded, uncased gun under a mattress in an upstairs bedroom and shot himself Tuesday evening in the finger, police said.

The boy's father, Kevin Collins, was arrested late Wednesday on several felony gun charges and six misdemeanor counts of child endangerment. Police said the 25-year-old convicted felon's gun had a defaced serial number — something that is commonly done to illegal guns to make them more difficult to trace.

Collins is expected to appear in bond court on Thursday.

The child was listed in good condition at Comer Children's Hospital — the same hospital the boy was taken to in June 2016 when he was shot in the face as he and his mother walked down the street on the city's South Side.

The boy's mother, D'Antignay Brashear, told The Associated Press last year that she was holding the boy's hand when she heard the sound of gunfire and looked down to see a bullet had fractured her son's jaw and shattered some teeth before it went out his other cheek.

"I don't know how to explain it to him," the mother told the AP for a story last July about children who are victims of Chicago's gun violence. "How do you tell a kid, 'Oh, you got shot.'"

Police said a 28-year-old woman inside a residence was also struck in the shooting, which happened when someone fired from a passing vehicle. Police said neither the woman nor Kavan were the intended target.

More here: abc7chicago.com...;-dad-arrested/2802744/


So basically the kid's father is a thug. The mother a hood rat. This kid will complete the cycle by the time he is 13.

Regarding gun safety, my father was a cop. He used to clean his service weapon in the den watching TV. When I was around 7 or 8, he put me on his lap and basically let me handle his weapon (unloaded of course). He showed me how it worked, took it apart, etc.

My mother was livid. However, his thinking was simply that he wanted to "get rid of any curiosity". After that, I never once had a desire to "play" with a gun. I knew it was dangerous and how to safely put it away (he often kept it out in easy reach). It was always loaded.

My parent's closet was full of shot guns and rifles too. I knew where all the shells were stored as well.

For me, the gun was just a tool. Like a hammer.

I firmly believe in teaching kids early how to handle firearms safely. It gets rid of any urge to play with them imho. I grew up in the south and most of my friends had similar experiences with firearms. I do recall a few friends who didn't get any exposure to firearms who did in fact find their parent's firearms and play with them thinking it was cool.



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 09:13 AM
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I was not familiar with this story or the previous one. Before finding out the full facts of this story I bet myself a fry up on an aspect of the story. Im getting so good at guessing right that I have had to up my workout intensity. The fry up was delicious by the way.
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posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 09:19 AM
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A 5-year-old boy who was struck in the face last year by a stray bullet fired during a drive-by shooting accidentally shot himself in the hand this week with a gunhis father had obtained illegally, Chicago police said Wednesday.


Right people we need more training.




posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 09:21 AM
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He shot Himself after finding a handgun upstairs between some mattresses.


The only thing that should be underneath a dads matress should be porno magazines.



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 09:28 AM
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originally posted by: neo96



He shot Himself after finding a handgun upstairs between some mattresses.


The only thing that should be underneath a dads matress should be porno magazines.


In that neighborhood, a firearm for self defense at hand and loaded, is essential. No place more vulnerable than where you sleep.
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posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 09:31 AM
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Oh no this poor little baby


1. Let's get him out of Chicago as he apparently has awful luck there
2. Let's adopt him into a home where guns are legally secured and out of reach or possession of children, or where they aren't at all.

I bet his parents feel like effin trash


-Alee



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 11:08 AM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: JimNasium

We need a government program to provide proper gun training to people living in the city.



How about instead of "adding" programs We start to 'delete' the ones that no longer work?? I'm not a "Gun Nu... Enthusiast" but if I'm not mistaken, Chicago has great pizza and the Nation's strictest gun laws?



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 11:13 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

Maybe the Victim-Shooter was rummaging about looking to see if He was getting any presents for Jesus' Naming Day?

I agree that if a firearm is present in the home, EVERY occupant of said dwelling should be taught both the nomenclature of any gun(s) but also be proficient in loading/unloading and be able to operate them.



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: neo96


"Hey Dad... Why do the pages go from 64 to 213?... "



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 11:17 AM
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a reply to: JimNasium

You good sir, are a life saver.



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 11:31 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: neo96



He shot Himself after finding a handgun upstairs between some mattresses.


The only thing that should be underneath a dads matress should be porno magazines.


In that neighborhood, a firearm for self defense at hand and loaded, is essential. No place more vulnerable than where you sleep.



Did you miss the serials ground off bit?

I'm sure no lock or safety even on.



You don't have one of those for home protection. Don't make it sound noble
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posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 11:50 AM
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a reply to: pavil


And after reading the "Male representative's" prior arrest record, one could opine that He was squarely "In The Game" and being such, 'rules don't apply' as they don't abide by the law. Now here is a "Male rep." who resides in a dwelling where a child has already been a victim of 'gun violence' so what does He do? Hides a gadget where the kid finds it.



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 11:52 AM
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a reply to: pavil

dont you know you always keep a untracable gun in case you have to dispose of a problem?



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 02:53 PM
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I was well trained in gun safety and marksmanship at a very young age.
Same with every other kid in the family.
There have been no accidents or crimes committed.
Hiding guns from kids who have not been educated on their dangers and how to properly handle one is a recipe for disaster.



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 03:02 PM
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a reply to: dfnj2015

just what we need another government program *sarcasm* great lets teach these future over medicated, over diagnosed, over prescribed, prozac and anti depressant taking kids how to handle a gun so that way they can shoot up the school when they grow up. *sarcasm* how about a government program teaching people how to be a decent human being? oh wait that would be the parents, family, neighborhood, societies job.



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 03:54 PM
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But guns stop so many people being killed ?
But a gun does not kill the person the person using it does .
But we can never have enough guns why i have 20 my self and no ones been shoot yet ( Yet!)
But guns are just a tool ( How many people die a year using a tool ? 712
Your tool is responsible for millions upon millions of deaths .
But can never have enough guns . www.legalmatch.com...
everytownresearch.org...



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 04:23 PM
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originally posted by: pavil

originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: neo96



He shot Himself after finding a handgun upstairs between some mattresses.


The only thing that should be underneath a dads matress should be porno magazines.


In that neighborhood, a firearm for self defense at hand and loaded, is essential. No place more vulnerable than where you sleep.



Did you miss the serials ground off bit?

I'm sure no lock or safety even on.
You don't have one of those for home protection. Don't make it sound noble

A serial number doesn't save your life. If someone breaks in and tires to kill your wife and child, who cares whether a firearm is legally registered or not?

Oh, the same people that want to prevent him from defending himself in the first place, the Law.

Because its probably really hard to get one legally in that neighbor hood, and after they already shot his child, and Chicago having the strictest gun control , what choice does he have?

Buy an illegal firearm, or die...



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