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    TN - Cheyenne McKeehan, 3, dies after finding loaded gun, Lebanon, 7 March 2010

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...i-control.html


    Cheyenne Alexis McKeehan, three, shot herself in the stomach with the .380 caliber, semi-automatic weapon after finding it lying on a table in the living room.

    Her mother was sitting at the computer just a few feet away while her three-month-old brother was also playing nearby.

    Investigators today said that the child had probably mistaken the weapon for a Wii control.

    Her mother, Tina Ann Cronberger, 32, told them Cheyenne had played on the games consol for days at a time.



    I dont know what's goin on here but I dont believe it for a minute. I am pretty sure stepdad shot her and momma's covering for him.

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    this sounds like the guy who claimed he was using is pistol as a hammer and it went off and killed his wife.
    nonsense

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    Seriously? I can see how the guns appear very similar and that a child would probably not know the difference. HOWEVER, with mom sitting right there, and a 3 month old in the house, you'd think she'd have noticed a real gun laying out. Also, seeing as how the guns look so similar, I personally would not let my DD play with the toy gun to ensure there was no confusion.

    My FIL recently bought a gun. My DD is 4 and spends a lot of time over there. We showed her the gun, unloaded and told her that she is never, never to play with it. And if she is ever over someone's house and sees something that looks like that, she should immediately go tell and adult and not to touch it or get near it because it can hurt you very badly. She does not know where FIL's gun is kept, and the ammo is kept separate. Both out of reach of DD. But we wanted her to know what a gun looks like and that it's NOT a toy. She does get to play with squirt guns and such because they are obviously toys, but she needs to confirm with a grown up first.

    I know it's easy to see stuff in hindsight, and I'm hoping this is just a terrible accident. If it is, I'm sure the mother is beating herself up right now.
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    why is a loaded gun in a room with children? why would it ever be? an accident such as this, if this is what occurred, should come with severe penalties for adults in charge of the children when they are this young...

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    The child plays on the games consol for "days at a time"????? A three-year-old?

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    if she thougt it was a controller, wy would she aim it at herself?

    none of tis adds up

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    I believe there are laws that make the parents guilty of a child death from a household gun left where children have access to it.

    There is no excuse.

    I support this law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cluciano63 View Post
    why is a loaded gun in a room with children? why would it ever be? an accident such as this, if this is what occurred, should come with severe penalties for adults in charge of the children when they are this young...
    This is what I thought immediately. A loaded gun lying out in the open with children around? Who would be so stupid? I know people have the right to keep guns, but isn't there a law that requires them to lock them up?

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    Not seeing the similarity.....



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    My grandson has a Wii and plays it occasionally. The controllers are MUCH lighter than an actual weapon. This can NOT be what occured based on logistics, the ability to aim and fire the weapon that way as well as the general circumstances. No way, no shape, no how!! This doesn't walk talk or smell like a duck!


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    also doesnt it take some pressure to pull the trigger on a real firearm?


    what rang my bells is that stepdad took gun from "locked cabinet", checked for a prowler then......put the gun...on the table....in the room with small children in it...and went back to bed.

    right.


    eta oh yeah and with the safety off. right.
    Last edited by 2goldfish; 03-09-2010 at 03:15 PM.

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    This story sounds hinky. Definitely more investigation is needed.

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    I've never fired a gun before. Would it be very difficult for a three year old to pick one up, point it, and fire?

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    I agree they look a like.

    But the big thing is why they let a toddler play with either of them.

    So sad.

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    I guess whoever fired the gun will have gun powder residue all over their hands. I suppose it will not be difficult for LE to confirm who fired the fatal shot.

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