July 24th, 2007 09:35 AM
Mom shoots child (missed once) while learning about gun
Mother Loading Gun Shoots Son
A nine-year-old Rockdale County boy remains hospitalized at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston after authorities say he was shot in the stomach as his mother was trying to load a gun.
Sheriff Jeff Wigington says authorities believe the shooting of Johnny Andrews early Saturday was an accident. But he says authorities have questions about why people would have been using a gun at 1 a.m. in the morning when children were present.
His mother, Carey Fitts, faces a charge of reckless conduct, a misdemeanor.
The sheriff's department says it appears the woman's boyfriend was showing her how to use a .45-caliber gun when two shots were fired, one hitting her son in the stomach.
Authorities say it appears the 30-year-old woman was pulling the slide back to load the weapon and her finger must have been on the trigger.
Two other children, ages four and ten months, were in the Brandon Glen apartment at the time.
The sheriff says the boy was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where he underwent surgery.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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July 24th, 2007 09:51 AM
Aside from the obvious problems with this - how about this line?
As opposed to 1 a.m. in the afternoon? How do these people get paid to write? And where would the children be at that time, if not in the home? Sigh...a firearms tragedy of incompetence compounded by a journalistic tragedy of incompetence.
But he says authorities have questions about why people would have been using a gun at 1 a.m. in the morning
when children were present.
A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.
July 24th, 2007 09:55 AM
Someone wasn't emphasizing the 4 rules. This is precisely why the rules exist, and why they must all be used.
July 24th, 2007 12:27 PM
At least they got this part right:
Authorities say it appears the 30-year-old woman was pulling the slide back to load the weapon and her finger must have been on the
"My God David, We're a Civilized society."
"Sure, As long as the machines are workin' and you can call 911. But you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, and you scare the crap out of them; no more rules...You'll see how primitive they can get."
-The Mist (2007)
July 24th, 2007 01:12 PM
They also got this right too:
"His mother, Carey Fitts, faces a charge of reckless conduct"
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
July 24th, 2007 04:22 PM
And I doubt that anyone here would disagree.
Originally Posted by Bark'n
July 24th, 2007 04:28 PM
sounds like more to this "STORY"
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July 24th, 2007 11:08 PM
He was showing her how to use the gun???? Good job...
July 24th, 2007 11:42 PM
I bet she feels bad about it. The guy is more to blame than the mother I suspect.
July 24th, 2007 11:52 PM
Dang - this crap is so, so avoidable. I am really frustrated by folk's inability to properly expedite the simple rules of gun safety - heck, it is not that hard or shouldn't be.
As I say so often - rule #2 - rule #2 ... that at very least avoids bullets hitting folks.
Hate it when kids get hurt - for any reason.
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July 25th, 2007 04:56 AM
The sheriff's department says it appears the woman's boyfriend was showing her how to use a .45-caliber gun when TWO SHOTS were fired, one hitting her son in the stomach.
HTF did two shots go off on ACCIDENT! One round going off on accident maybe, but have to pull the trigger TWICE on a SEMI-AUTO to get it to go off TWICE!
July 25th, 2007 05:17 AM
July 25th, 2007 09:09 AM
Well, one can only hope she learned something. Misused firearms are deadly, in the wrong hands, or in untrained hands. Next stop: to find a knowledgeable instructor who can take her through the paces at the range, if for no other reason that to help her avoid killing her own children.
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self defense (A.O.J.).
How does disarming
the number of victims?
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July 25th, 2007 10:31 AM
I will say the only good thing is that this Child is at Egleston which I found,when I was working as a Youth Pastor in ATL, to be a great hospital and great staff.
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