5-year-old Kentucky boy fatally shoots 2-year-old sister

5-year-old Kentucky boy fatally shoots 2-year-old sister

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    5-year-old Kentucky boy fatally shoots 2-year-old sister

    Mother went outside and 5 year old shoots sister with a gun he got for his birthday.
    This is just plain inexcusable. A 5 year old should not be able to acces firearms and ammo without adult supervision. Prayers for all.

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    Stupid parents...

    Prayers for them all, regardless of their idiocy.
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    A FIVE year old?

    Who give a 5 year old a rifle for their birthday?
    Who gives a LOADED rifle to a 5 year old?
    Who gives an unsupervised 5 year old a loaded weapon for their birthday?
    You just cannot fix stupid!

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    This will be lumped into "guns" and their control - even though a 22 is not a "black" gun. Would never be controlled and has no requirement for purchase (obviously).

    Bill

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    Stupid parents, yes. Didn't gun-proof the child, didn't supervise, didn't lock up the ammo. The kid had apparently learned enough to know that guns are things to point and shoot, but obviously didn't know enough to know that was dangerous ... for real.

    Sadly, they're all going to have to live with their actions for the rest of their lives.

    Lesson of the day: Eddie The Eagle is preferable to the Dickie The Dolt method of gun-proofing the kids.
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    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
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    It is not that uncommon to give a 5 year old a rifle as a present.

    The 5 year old should not have access unsupervised, especially with ammunition.

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    Read the story, tragic and maddening at the same time. I read some of the comments and the antis are already all over this incident like bees to honey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplyte View Post
    Read the story, tragic and maddening at the same time. I read some of the comments and the antis are already all over this incident like bees to honey.
    Yup. Unsurprising, the level of ignorance (IMO).

    What they don't get is it's little different than having kitchen cleansers under the sink, having steak knives in the drawer, having a swimming pool out back, having a lawn mower, having a vehicle in the garage, or any of a hundred other things. Unsupervised, uneducated, ignorant child-rearing is the threat. The tool isn't, not by a country mile. It's the abuse and misuse of tools, the abuse and misuse of one's child-rearing responsibilities, the criminal abuse and misuse of opportunities in our free society that criminals take advantage of that are the threats. And THOSE should be gone after when they're encountered. Erasing all tools will simply see us to a feudal, enslaved society, if allowed to go far enough.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasBill View Post
    Who give a 5 year old a rifle for their birthday?
    Who gives a LOADED rifle to a 5 year old?
    They don't. Think about it. If you were a parent and your five year old shot the two year old would you stigmatize the five year old? No. You'd say the gun was up against the wall and it fell over, discharging.

    You can guess who really shot the 2 year old, goofing around.

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    First My prayers to the family.
    How in the heck do you let a 5 year old have access to a gun and or ammo. This is just idiotic. I had a gun when I was six and I NEVER saw it or even thought about looking for it without my dad by my side. This is just really really sad. Not good news in so many ways. Ugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadgerJ View Post
    They don't. Think about it. If you were a parent and your five year old shot the two year old would you stigmatize the five year old? No. You'd say the gun was up against the wall and it fell over, discharging.

    You can guess who really shot the 2 year old, goofing around.
    The article says that the mother says that she just went outside for a minute and her some shot her daughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredg53 View Post
    First My prayers to the family.
    How in the heck do you let a 5 year old have access to a gun and or ammo. This is just idiotic. I had a gun when I was six and I NEVER saw it or even thought about looking for it without my dad by my side. This is just really really sad. Not good news in so many ways. Ugh
    Heck - everyone that I knew that got a "BB" gun I just knew was gong to "shoot their eye out". <grin>
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    Quote Originally Posted by lionround View Post
    You can't fix stupid.
    Well, when the first line of a news story starts with "A Kentucky mother..... ", my expectations aren't high.

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    Horrible tragedy! My thoughts are with the family. It really burns me when people are so negligent. I bought my daughter a "Chipmunk" .22 when she was 6. And never, EVER was it left any more accessible to kids than my .44 mag., .30-06 or .375 H&H mag. It's the most unthinkable cost for lack of responsibility.
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