3-year old mistakes gun for Wii Remote and kills herself
This is a discussion on 3-year old mistakes gun for Wii Remote and kills herself within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Tragedy struck Sunday night in Tennessee as Cheyenne Alexis McKeehan picked up a gun and shot herself in the abdomen. The 3-year was rushed to ...
March 8th, 2010 10:56 PM
March 8th, 2010 11:16 PM
Dumbasses like this make us all look bad. Cheyenne is in better hands now, may she rest in peace
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March 8th, 2010 11:24 PM
Duty, Honor, Country...MEDIC
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March 8th, 2010 11:51 PM
Stupid stupid stupid idiot!!!!!!!! Never never never leave any gun, loaded or unloaded out like that!!!!
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March 8th, 2010 11:58 PM
Senseless, complacent, idiotic......... permanent......... MISTAKE
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March 9th, 2010 12:11 AM
Ugh. I hate reading about these stories. I have two small daughters (5 and 2) and have taught my older daughter not to touch my guns. But there's no way that I would trust either of them with my guns. They're either on me or in a locked safe.
Leaving a loaded gun on a table is beyond lazy and careless.
March 9th, 2010 12:11 AM
I googled 3 Year old Shootings and found about 4 in the last 2 years in the same matter. WHAT is wrong with these people! You can get a safe at walmart for $25 bucks.
March 9th, 2010 12:28 AM
I bet this is why my dad always had the rule: "If it looks like a gun, treat it like a gun." We didn't have anything that looked even remotely like an actual gun.
The closest thing was probably the Nintendo Duck Hunt gun, I remember the first time I was playing with it I pointed it at him...he was really upset and I quickly learned not to do that.
That, and he kept his REAL guns locked up.
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March 9th, 2010 12:54 AM
What part of "keep control of your gun" , do some people not get ? That's not close to keeping control of your gun.
March 9th, 2010 01:08 AM
I reflect all the sentiment above, but also, what does he mean "to scare the dogs off"? Do dogs understand what a gun pointed at them means? I don't think so, all they see is another human with something in his hand... unless he was thinking of shooting into the gronud or something, which is whole other kind of stupid...
March 9th, 2010 03:36 AM
I bought my daughter 2 guns 2 years ago for christmas,A S&W MP 9c and a Sig Mosquito,I also bought her a handgun safe to keep them in due to my 5 year old Granddaughter,It would have been Irresponsible for her not to be able to secure the guns out of her reach
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March 9th, 2010 04:07 AM
Originally Posted by Mic
Since when is a handgun appropriate "to frighten dogs"?!
That's what water hoses and sprinklers are for...Or how about call the town/city animal control and have them do that job?!
Both parents are at fault.
The dad for being an idiot and the mom for being a moron to not be smart/wise/aware enough to look out for her daughter by staying on top of her husband toward his idiotic gun handling and usage manner.
BTW the Wii 'gun' called a "Zapper" looks like this...
Wii Zapper at Nintendo :: Wii :: What Is Wii? :: Accessories
It does not look _anything_ even remotely similar to any handgun firearm of any sort.
And if that second item in the OPs story is their 'gun' then that is some aftermarket item they bought.
Still the father and mothers explanation is thinner than spiders silk.
The real problem here is that they let their child down for being an idiot and moron.
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March 9th, 2010 06:04 AM
What a sickening mistake...if you have guns, you must be on top of their care...24/7.
As easily avoidable tragedy...
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March 9th, 2010 08:22 AM
Anyone ignorant enough to use a handgun to "scare off dogs" is probably not bright enough to own one.
Tragic case in point here.
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March 9th, 2010 09:14 AM
That is really sad. KNOWING you have kids, who in their right mind would leave a cocked and locked firearm sitting within arms reach of a child? Why not leave a bottle of open Pine Sol down there for them too while you're at it.
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