This is a discussion on Bad: Three Year Old Shoots Self within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Very little info - happened in the middle of the night, with an unsecured weapon. I'll be curious to hear where he found the gun. ...
Very little info - happened in the middle of the night, with an unsecured weapon. I'll be curious to hear where he found the gun. RIP little guy - my heart breaks over stories like these.
I hate the thought of someone breaking in while we're sleeping and having to fumble with the safe groggy and panicked. But my gun is only ever in 2 places - in my holster on my hip from when I wake up until I go to sleep, or locked in the safe. With five kids in the house, a couple who still don't sleep through the night consistently and climb into bed with me often, I just can't wrap my brain around keeping it unsecured. From the little info given in this case, this is exactly why - because at 3:40am you just don't know if a little one is up and wandering around.
Toddler gets hold of gun, fatally shoots himself
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"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."
Shame, a crying shame.
I'm glad my kids are grown and out of the house.
It could be worse!
What a nightmare. I agree Lish, when you have little kids in the house you have to be super cautious and weigh the risk.
It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
SO SAD. This is just horrible.
I'm exactly the same way Lish, it's either on my hip or locked in the safe on the headboard.
The stupidity of some people NEVER ceases to amaze me.
With kids in home its very dangerous to keep weapon in home.My grand pa always suggest my dad don't keep any gun at home whenever your kid are younger. It is big risk, it is more dangerous than the any theft incident.
I wonder what has changed...no, I don't.
My heart breaks for the parents. There were guns in the house when I was growing up, I never touched them. There were guns in the house when my children were little, yes they were out of reach. They asked to see them but never bothered them without supervision. I wonder what has changed? Of course we didn't leave them within reach but they never tried to get them either. Are parents leaving the guns within easy reach of kids? Are kids just not listening to directions? Every time I read a story like this I am so sad because of such a needless loss.
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Too sad to comprehend.
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