BAD: 12 Year Old Shot and Killed

This is a discussion on BAD: 12 Year Old Shot and Killed within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; They say lock your guns up and make sure they are unloaded. Well I'm not so sure about the unloaded part. An unloaded gun is ...

Results 1 to 6 of 6
Like Tree5Likes
  • 2 Post By RETSUPT99
  • 2 Post By SFury
  • 1 Post By ErnieNWillis

Thread: BAD: 12 Year Old Shot and Killed

  1. #1
    VIP Member Array tkruf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Really SW, Virginia
    Posts
    4,714

    BAD: 12 Year Old Shot and Killed

    They say lock your guns up and make sure they are unloaded. Well I'm not so sure about the unloaded part. An unloaded gun is pretty worthless. This is more of a safety/training issue with the boy.

    UPDATE: 12-year-old shot, killed in McDuffie County
    NRA Member
    Glock 26 XD9sc
    Ruger SR9c Ruger LCP

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    VIP Member Array dukalmighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    15,179
    I have always felt that if you tell kids not to touch something and leave it alone,their curiosity will draw them to it even more.I know when I was their age we would take 22's out in the desert and plink stuff,I was taught gun safety and responsibility at a young age
    "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
    --Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .

  4. #3
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    44,695
    Gun-proof your kids!
    ErnieNWillis and msgt/ret like this.
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  5. #4
    Senior Member Array SFury's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    757
    That's just it, if you teach kids about guns, and the proper respect from an early age things like this don't happen. Hundreds of thousands of homes with guns, and generations of gun owners, prove that to be true. Yet, that doesn't matter to the mainstream media.
    Secret Spuk and 640girl like this.

  6. #5
    Distinguished Member Array ErnieNWillis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Willis, TX
    Posts
    1,230
    My boys 12 and 9 have been shooting for a few years now. They KNOW and UNDERSTAND the power of firearms and what can happen if improperly handled. I can hand my sons a pistol or rifle and the first thing they do is a safety check. This kid had probably never been given proper instruction.
    Secret Spuk likes this.

  7. #6
    VIP Member
    Array WHEC724's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    6,503
    My kid is trained up, but it's not him that I worry about. I prefer him and his knuckle-headed friends to hang out at my house (at least I know where they are and what they're doing) and it's his friends that I worry about.

    I have loaded guns all over the house, and each is locked in a seperate hidden safe. Nobody is going to find a firearm laying around.
    __________________________________
    'Clinging to my guns and religion

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

12year old shot and killed today

Click on a term to search for related topics.