10 year old shoots mom in head

10 year old shoots mom in head

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    10 year old shoots mom in head

    Ohio boy allegedly kills mother with Christmas gift



    CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A 10-year-old Ohio boy was being held in custody on Monday for allegedly shooting and killing his mother with a rifle he received as a Christmas present.


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    Wow... I don't know what to say?

    Has this boy ever shot a gun before? Has he ever had any gun safety training?

    How many kids in this country receive their 1st .22 rifle at his age without shooting mom in the head?

    However, guns are certainly not an appropriate gift for many children, depending on many factors. Maturity, prior exposure to weapons and level of training, etc. But for some kids at his age, yes... with rules, conditions, supervision and many other factors.

    There's a lot missing to this story! Wow.
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    Local news is reporting the kid had some behavioral problems in the past.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Local news is reporting the kid had some behavioral problems in the past.
    Well, there you go! Give a child with behavior problems a gun?

    I Think Not!
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    Why would anyone give a child with issues a gun? That seems to explain some things.
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    10 years old is not too early to handle a gun... There's a right way and a wrong way to do anything.

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    I will agree that a child at 10 can learn to use a gun responsibly, under adult supervision. But 10 is still a bit young in my mind to have free access to firearms.

    That is a tragic story.
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    I had at least two firearms at age 10. I never killed anyone.
    It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.

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    Shakes head.


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    Amen to that Janq!

    My Granddaughter will be 10 at the end of the year. I've been thinking of getting her a .22 single shot Cricket rifle for her birthday. However it will have a Lifejacket or similar type gun lock on it and either I or her parents will keep the key! That way, she can have pride of owning her own gun, yet safe to show her friends. (Again, under proper supervision, of course).

    We will be spending this spring and summer working on safe gun handling, and shooting skills while working up to her birthday in November.

    Then at age 11, I think she's eligible for the Hunter Safety Class. After that, we'll be hunting deer. Something she's been wanting to do for the last 2 years.
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    That is what I'm screamin' Bark'n.
    Good on you brother!

    Yes it can be the kids own gun, in family view and general _supervised_ handling and/or use.
    But as to keeping it stored that goes back into the family safe or is secured with a good quality lock (Lifejacket!) or hell just use the free cable locks that come with most every new gun purchase or pick one up from your local po-po no questions asked.

    This mom got herself killed and orphaned BOTH of her children for no good and explainable reason.
    Seriously this is a no brainer, or should have been.

    Never mind that the boy is reported to have had "behavioral" issues, what ever that might mean.
    So sad.

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    Agreed Janq and Bark'n! Behavioral problems or not, this still should not have happened. Apparently this kid had free access to the gun and ammunition. In my opinion, the gun should have had a lock on it and the ammunition also under lock and key. I know of plenty of parents who will take time out of their day if their kids want to handle the weapons to unlock them and assist them in doing so. You have to be willing to work with them like that, but that gun should have been locked up.
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    Either Mom was totally clueless to gun safety and kids... no not either, I think that nails it.
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    my daughters rifle only leaves the safe with me and i'm at her side while she uses it at the range...a childs curiosity alone could be enough to ruin several lives with a mistake...

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    It doesn't say WHERE the firearm came from, only that it was a present.
    Where is DAD?
    Are the parents divorced; dad maybe gave the boy the rifle for Christmas, and mom was clueless.??

    Lots missing from the WhOlE story!!






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