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    Boy, 4, Accidentally Kills Tenn. Deputy's Wife

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/b...6#.UWN4vSnD9jo

    ...........Investigators say Wilson County Deputy Daniel Fanning on Saturday was showing his weapons to a relative in a bedroom of his Lebanon home when the toddler came in and picked up a gun off the bed. Sheriff Robert Bryan says the weapon discharged, hitting 48-year-old Josephine Fanning.


    More at link.....


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    OMG how awful!
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    They should not have had guns out with a toddler around.

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    Stupid to be showing a loaded gun to anybody. I don't understand how the four year old got it if he was showing it.

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    From the link: "Sheriff Robert Bryan says the weapon discharged, hitting 48-year-old Josephine Fanning."

    Really? The weapon just discharged, all by its lonesome. I thought the NRA mantra was "guns don't kill people".… except in cases of accidental shootings, then it's the gun's fault for "discharging."
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetheart29 View Post
    Stupid to be showing a loaded gun to anybody. I don't understand how the four year old got it if he was showing it.
    The way I understood it, he was showing several weapons and they were laid out on the bed, and the 4 year old just picked one up. I don't understand if 3 adults were in the room, why didn't they notice the 4 year old come in?

    Another article:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-...ekend-cookout/

    The shooting took place Saturday evening inside the Lebanon home of Deputy Daniel Fanning. Authorities say the deputy and a male relative had been looking at firearms in a bedroom when the 4-year-old picked up a loaded gun on a bed and fired it once, hitting Josephine Fanning.

    The 48-year-old wife -- the two had just married last year -- was pronounced dead on the scene. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was called to investigate.

    "He was actually showing another person that was there at the house some of his weapons he had locked in a secure gun safe," Sheriff Robert Bryan told CBS Nashville affiliate WTVF-TV.

    The sheriff said no one saw Deputy Fanning's 4-year-old nephew walk into the room.............more at link........


    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

    The citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy—a policy worthy of imitation......which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.......George Washington



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