This is a discussion on Boy, 10, accidentally kills brother with father's gun after visit to post office within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by KralBlbec He did. I don't think he is so much to blame. He secured it out of sight where they should not ...
You may not like guns. You may choose not to own one. That is your right.
You might not believe in God. That is your choice.
However, if someone breaks into your home at 3AM the first two things you are going to do are:
1) Call someone with a gun.
2)Pray they get there in time." - A wise man
It's nice to think of the guy desiring to lock it. But his lack of desire culminated in a child's curiosity gaining control of the gun. There has been no indication of the children doing anything like breaking into locked consoles or glove boxes.
Being open minded is great, where warranted. I'm prepared to consider any other details, if they get presented. And if any details come along that indicate the guy took any pains beyond merely setting the firearm into a pocket/well, then at that time we can wonder at the strength of his desire to secure that firearm. Until then, we're simply left wondering where that strength was, if not in the car at the time he opted to put his unattended gun there.
Sad, all around.
Cocked, Locked, Loaded and ready to go.
I give him the benefit of a doubt, especially considering that it is much easier to remove a holster from a belt (or gun from a holster) than it is to replace it. Not all holsters are easy to reholster. Its not that far fetched to consider that after having removed it once, the post office parking lot isn't the best place to make a scene putting it back on.
"Trust in God with hand on sword" -Inscription on my family's coat of arms from medieval England
---Carry options: G26/MTAC, PF9/MiniTuck, PPK/Pocket, USP40/OWB---
---NOTE: I am not an expert. If I ever start acting like a know-it-all, please call me on it immediately. ---
This one's all on dad. He carelessly bet their lives on the idea that 10 and 11 year old boys wouldn't act like children.
"The flock sleep peaceably in their pasture at night because Sheepdogs stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
I wonder how this would have ended had he carried a firearm w/ an external safety. Owned Glocks,Sigs,XD's, revolvers but I like an external safety. Most kids pick up and point without playing with all the switches. Sad...
GUN CONTROL= I WANT TO BE THE ONE IN CONTROL OF THE GUN
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
This is why a gun should be locked up in a small lockbox like the Center of Mass safes or the ones they sell at Cabelas. It takes two seconds to do it and no one would have had any regrets that day.
It's the same reason that I lock up all of my guns at home. My daughters are 5 and 2. I've tried to teach them not to touch any of my safes or guns, but I have no illusions that kids listen all of the time.
As we prepare for yet another Civil War reenacting season, we anticipate and look forward to letting people look at and handle and shoot our empty-but-dangerous black-powder guns; knowing that nine out of ten people, especially kids, will pull the trigger as soon as you give them a gun. We will still have to repeat this, as we fear, every year: "KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER! THERE IS NO REASON TO PUT YOUR FINGER ON THAT TRIGGER! POINT IT AT THE AIR OR THE GROUND! GLANCE AT BOTH SIDES BEFORE YOU SHOOT! DON'T SHOOT WITH PEOPLE IN FRONT OF YOU! THIS ISN'T VIETNAM AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE READY FOR ACTION!"
This is a horrible story.
"The Second Amendment: America's Original Homeland Security"