I am not a Taurus fan and this is tragic but it is entirely the father's fault.
Pray that no more kids get shot. Let me know how it works out.
I can't imagine the heartbreak. Please everyone be extra safe EVERY SECOND!
Officials: Boy, 7, shot to death at Pa. gun store | Press & Sun-Bulletin | pressconnects.com
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the boy was shot when his fatherís handgun went off as the man got into the truck while holding the gun.
Police say 44-year-old Joseph V. Loughrey told them he had emptied the magazine but didnít realize a bullet was still in the chamber.
Tragic, but preventable.
Running here, too.
I heard of this incident and it made me more angry than anything else. I feel for the family but this should never (and need not ever) happen. In my state a couple of years ago, a 9 year old boy shot himself in front of his father and the range officer with an Uzi at a sanctioned event (run by the local chief of police). Why is a 9-year old handling an Uzi!!? Absolutely tragic. "Treat every gun as if it is loaded" is the first in the dictum of safe firearms handling. I'm not a gun control advocate by any mean, but let's face it, some people have no business owning a firearm. I've seen so much clueless, lazy, dangerous, and stupid behavior at ranges, while hunting, and just when people want to show me their latest "toy" that it's staggering. We're in a battle with this current administration and many regular citizens to preserve our second amendment rights, we don't need people behaving so irresponsibly. My condolences go out to this family, they've experienced a loss that is worse than any I can possibly imagine. But there must be a way without adding tons of legislation, to ensure that people who buy guns have some clue as to what they are doing.
I would like to know:
1. Why the father pointed the gun at his kid
2. Why he pulled the trigger.
3. If someone tells me that isn't what happened, then what did?
4. I understand he thought the gun was empty. So what?
As the father of a 7 year old, I'm a little numb with this one. These little pieces of metal are made to kill people...you have to respect them or something tragic is going to happen.
I don't think all the facts are out on this one.
There's definitely more to this.
Well if it is what I think it is -- we will never hear about it.
I think the father was playing a (STUPID) practical joke that turned tragic.
I've read a few different accounts now, can't shake this boy from my mind. Like someone else said, one of my boys is that age... I read one account he was backing out, but have also seen the following:
" The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that the boy was shot when his father's handgun went off as the man got into the truck while holding the gun."
Police: Pennsylvania father accidentally shoots, kills 7-year-old son | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota
Getting into the truck while holding the gun seems to make the most sense. Maybe carrying it with his finger on the trigger, he thought it was empty. The safety rules really don't seem that hard...
Valpo, in-depth discussion of religion isn't allowed here and I have no desire to argue, but feel free to pm me if you would like to discuss this civilly. My God is a GOOD God and he is righteous in every way. We don't always like it or understand it but then, He created us, not vise versa.
If the barrel is pointed at something you would not want destroyed - major fail. The safety rules are there for a reason and, if they are ALL followed, this should never happen. If just ONE of the rules are not followed, tragedy can result. Complacency kills.
I wouldn't like to argue either. I regret bringing it up. Fwiw, I read the verses. I've read the bible, cover to cover, a dozen times. But that's not the point. I get sensitive at the notion that god is in control or we should pray to him for comfort at times like this. We buried my sister 7 years ago on this very day. I've heard all about the "god of comfort". I used to preach it myself. But I can't resolve an almighty, omnipotent omniscient god who is "love" allowing and not preventing awful things like this. It's so heartbreaking. So my apologies. I don't want to hijack a thread or offend. I just have to swallow some bile when I hear about god's hand or comfort in matters like this. But I think we're all in agreement that no matter what we believe, our heart breaks for that boy, his father and the family. So sad.