reply to post by greatlakes
Lot of problems with this "story".
1) I don't know of any way they could reliably determine that the 3 year old (now dead) child "mistook" the firearm for a toy. They can't ask...
So that is nothing but presumption and conclusions based on the same.
a. Had the child ever even seen a toy gun?
b. Were there other pink toy guns in the home for the child to make such a correlation?
c. Can a 3 year old even draw such conclusions - color is equal to harmless toy vs. firearm?
The problem here is that the people who wrote the article have an agenda - and inserting such statements regardless of their veracity helps make their
point. I am no child development expert but I doubt very much a 3 year old can determine reliably which items around him are harmful or potentially
so and which are harmless "toys". To kids at that age the box and packaging items come in is sometimes more enticing than the toy itself.
2) Even if
we accept the conclusion and headline on its face the actual problem is neither the firearm nor its color, shape, size, magazine
capacity or any of the other things everyone loves to hate.
The problem is that the parents, adults or even teens who were charged with the child’s safety failed to conduct a proper sweep of the area for
potential hazards and or take actions to mitigate harmful environmental effects such as padding sharp corners of furniture or covering outlets.
The problem is that the adults created an unsafe environment. Now, one could argue that a series of gun laws that mandate locks and safes and all
manner of other rules will mitigate the problem or a background check or banning magazine size etc..
The bottom line is that some people just shouldn't be allowed to procreate. They are obviously stupid and have no business mating and creating (most
likely) more stupid offspring. However, we all know that no one will ever tackle that issue as that is a fundamental human right. Screw away,
without regard to means, ability or intellect who are we to limit your freedoms the liberals will yell...
Yet the same people will readily run in mouth foaming to restrict the right to own firearms (which are clearly not the problem at all) for everyone,
or more laughably the color choice for a firearm based on the stupid, criminal and irresponsible actions of others.
This is tragic, certainly but hardly the fault of the coloration of the firearm or its availability.
The problem clearly is that some people have no business procreating...period. It is the Darwin awards for dummies. The only problem is that in this
case the victim happens to be their child rather than themselves.
They will never forget to lock up a firearm when toddlers are around again I bet…