Prayers for the boy's family.
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The epitome of stupidity!!!!
Boy fatally shot by uncle showing off laser sight (VIDEO)
US Air Force, 1986 - 2007
"To disarm the people is the best and most effective way to enslave them..." George Mason
Prayers for the boy's family.
"If you make something idiot proof, someone will make a better idiot."
idiot, one of the basic rules is to treat every handgun like it is loaded. Whenever someone wats to look at my guns i also check the action and make sure there is no magazine in the gun, even if i "know" that it isnt loaded. Better to be safe than sorry. This sounds like a manslaughter charge to me.
See my signature. Violation of rules 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Also, if you are going to present a firearm for examination, clear it and lock the slide.
-PEF, Refugee from the Island of Misfit Toys
Killing the boy goes way beyond "reckless endangerment."
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This is just so sad.
"Positive" it was unloaded? Not if he didn't check.
How awful for the family. A little one who won't know a full life, due to failure to stress the importance of safety first, safety last, safety always. I can't imagine the suffering they're going through right now.
Well I can certainly see why this 34 year old uncle had to live in the boy's grandparent's basement. Not a whole lot of brain power going on there. Aim a gun at a kid's head and pull the trigger. You freaking moron.
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That was so pathetically sickening that I can't even comment.
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I choose to not watch the vid (this sort of thing gets to me), but I'll still comment that it's worse than stupid, or foolish.
The basic rules of firearm safety are simple, straightforward, easy-to-follow, and must remain inviolate.
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Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
- - Sir Winston Churchill, 1941
You can't check your guns often enough. So sad that another child is dead.
Tragic. I just read this to my 9 year old son who is learning to shoot. We just returned home from his second handgun class. If anything good can come from this tragedy, it will be others learning from it. I can only hope and pray that my sharing it with him enforces the importance of the 4 rules of gun safety. This act violated all of them.