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Old 05-01-2013, 05:10 PM   #1
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Here we go again.....Sad to see such a horrible ACCIDENT happen, but it happens and I wonder how long it's gonna take Obama to hop on this 1 too!!!

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This is my favorite quote from the story due to it having NOTHING to due w/ any part of the idiots wanting gun control!!!

The shooting, while accidental, highlights a cultural divide in the gun debate. While many suburban and urban areas work to keep guns out of the hands of children, it's not uncommon for youths in rural areas to own guns for target practice and hunting.
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Not the first time will not be the last, not the guns fault, the parents on the other hand should not have had them so easily accessed and certainly not loaded. This is something they will have to live with for the rest of their days. That is what gun control is about, being and adult and acting accordingly.
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Not the first time will not be the last, not the guns fault, the parents on the other hand should not have had them so easily accessed and certainly not loaded. This is something they will have to live with for the rest of their days. That is what gun control is about, being and adult and acting accordingly.
Why on earth would you have a gun and it not be loaded.....its just a stick then. Treat all guns as if loaded,and keep them loaded. Gun control should be about aiming the gun in the right direction,not keeping people from guns.
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Why on earth would you have a gun and it not be loaded.....its just a stick then. Treat all guns as if loaded,and keep them loaded. Gun control should be about aiming the gun in the right direction,not keeping people from guns.
Why would you keep a loaded gun where a child can get it? A 5 year old isnt quite capable of learning firearm safety in my opinion. However, if you keep a pistol and a clip near each other, it will take just as much time to get it in time of an emergency, and it will prevent children from shooting each other.
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Why on earth would you have a gun and it not be loaded.....its just a stick then. Treat all guns as if loaded,and keep them loaded. Gun control should be about aiming the gun in the right direction,not keeping people from guns.
Why would you keep a youth model .22 loaded?
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How old were either of you when you was given your first gun? I was 3 or 4. I was allowed to hunt on my own around 6 or 7. I was raised around guns from day one. I was also taught what they can do and how to use them. Now accidents can and do happen, but if kids are taught from the beginning about what they are then there will be less accidents. I have seen first hand grown men shoot themselves,either loading or mishandling a gun.

I hate that the kid shot his sister,he will have to live with it forever. Maybe his story will urge other parents to teach their kids early.
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Why would you keep a youth model .22 loaded?
Don't live in the woods do ya....
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However, if you keep a pistol and a clip near each other, it will take just as much time to get it in time of an emergency, and it will prevent children from shooting each other.

Never been around a "learned" kid have ya... I have seen a couple kids (4-6) that shoot a small cal. pistols very well. And yes they can load them.

3 year old...
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Yall please do not blow this up. As stated earlier kids in rural areas are usually brought up around guns almost on a daily basis, whereas kids in city's are not.
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My children have been taught since they were able to speak, Daddy's gun hurt!!! It was drilled into their heads until they were old enough to understand gun safety. I would trust my 14 year old w/ any gun before I would many adults that I know. I will tell on Logan though, I went to grab the 22 to take care of a yard critter and discovered it was loaded. It was on safety but the only guns I keep loaded fer use are my pistols scattered around the house. I crawled him about it, but not necessarily a safety issue but just a "normal way" I keep my long guns...

I personally wouldn't keep a 22 loaded where a small child could get to it, but that may have been a horrible mistake the father/mother will have to live w/ fer the rest of their life. Not to mention the 5 year old having to go through this fer the rest of his life....

Main thing is, horrible accidents like this happen! Accidents happen, no way around em except education will lessen them. I just see a little humor in mentioning banning guns when a 22 cricket is about the least fearful firearm I can think of....
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