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So a 5 year old's gun goes off in the cafeteria at school...

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posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 04:23 PM
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No injuries after Memphis 5-year-old fires gun in school

The pistol was in his backpack when it apparently discharged.


While waiting for the opening bell in the cafeteria, the gun accidentally discharged once inside the boy's backpack at about 7:42 a.m. CT during breakfast and before school started at 8 a.m., school officials said.


Questions-

1. With the exception of Mark Twain talking about his Allen .22 revolver in "Roughing It", I've never heard of or seen a gun discharge without a finger on the trigger. Any gun experts know how this can happen? Is it possible that it was a cheap revolver and he had the hammer cocked? That's the only thing I can think of.

2. Who taught him to carry a pistol in a backpack and not a holster?

3. If guns are liable to just fire at random, which to my knowledge cannot happen, then maybe it wouldn't be a good idea for everyone to carry?




posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 04:29 PM
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My first question: WHY did a 5 year old have a gun?

I love living in Canada. *quietly sings anthem*
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posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 04:33 PM
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First question....whats a 5yo doing with a lethal weapon.....2nd amendment or not i'd expect it to apply to people competent enough to understand that this aint a tom & jerry cartoon

but really we need more info....



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 04:36 PM
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i love that you dont question the appropriateness of a 5 year old having a gun on him at school.



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 04:36 PM
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Already posted: However it is no surprise his gun went off. He did not have a trigger lock.



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 04:38 PM
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reply to post by Mamatus
 


or pubes or his second set of teeth etc etc etc



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 04:38 PM
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Originally posted by skalla
reply to post by ZeroReady
 


i love that you dont question the appropriateness of a 5 year old having a gun on him at school.


Just wait the hard core gun NUTZ will be flooding on here claiming how arming 5 years olds is a great idea



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 04:38 PM
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Rimfire ammo, huh!......probably the hammer was pulled back.....where's his mum and dad....splainin to do.....



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 04:40 PM
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you should clearly be burned at the stake for your powers of witchcraft!



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 04:40 PM
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some 5 year olds are expert sharp shooters.dont age discriminate.



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 04:43 PM
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Ha. I have alerted the Witchfinder General, Mr Crazyewok, get running!



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 04:48 PM
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back in 1910 my great grandma family was from weath, she carried a .22 hand gun in her bag when she walked to middle school everyday.
times have change



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 04:48 PM
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DP somehow
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posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 04:52 PM
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Originally posted by SupersonicSerpent
some 5 year olds are expert sharp shooters.dont age discriminate.




He probably wanted to roleplay COD Black Ops at recess....



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 04:56 PM
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Originally posted by CIAGypsy

Originally posted by SupersonicSerpent
some 5 year olds are expert sharp shooters.dont age discriminate.




He probably wanted to roleplay COD Black Ops at recess....




Totally sounding like my dad, but isn't that game a 12?

do the kid a favour - give him a lunchbox for school, lego at home and keep the gun for when he's with a responsible adult.



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 05:25 PM
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"do the kid a favour - give him a lunchbox for school, lego at home and keep the gun for when he's with a responsible adult."

Armed hold-up to get extra grits?

How things have changed, all I got was small, medium or large options at my school.

(And no, I have no idea what grits are, I assume some sort of food, which sounds a bit unpleasent on to the teeth. :lol



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 05:34 PM
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I have no idea what Grits are either unless you are talking sandpaper, but then i noshed on Spotted Dick at school
i loved the stuff so much i had it coming out both ends

And did you evolve from Oshawott when you hit level 17?


edit on 22-8-2013 by skalla because: extra grossness



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 05:39 PM
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First and most obvious he shouldn't have had the gun in the first place...


Second, the gun was obviously chambered and then tossed in a backpack with no trigger lock. An object in the backpack hit the trigger it seems.

So many responsible gun ownership screw ups on this one it makes my head spin. Thank god no one was hurt.

A proper investigation of this is in order.



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 05:44 PM
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i loved the stuff so much i had it coming out both ends

And did you evolve from Oshawott when you hit level 17?

My favorite was Gypsy Tart....but Spotted Dick was not bad.

The next bit, I have no idea what you are talking about? Oshawott, level 17?



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 05:45 PM
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Guns don't fire on their own. It had to have been cocked and then jostled inside the backpack
causing the trigger to engage...or the hammer was struck (forward) with enough force
for the firing pin to strike the primer on the bullet.



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