Unsupervised Children Left in Car with Gun; 4-year-old Shot in Head.

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  1. doublestop

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  3. Gigi-G

    Gigi-G New Member

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    Omfg wth smdh.... just .... WHY?

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    "If you choose to own a gun you have to be safety minded and exercise a higher standard of care,'' Shelton said. "We're glad he's OK."

    Shelton said no charges are expected in the case.


    http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/i...t_in_head_with_gun_le.html#incart_river_index

    So the child that was holding the gun was of age to be looking after the 4 year-old? Old enough that they did not know better than to leave the gun alone?

    Having to be safety minded and exercise a higher standard of care as a gun owner seems to be optional - why would the cops even mention it?

    Hopefully this mom's young enough that she can have a couple of replacement kids should something unforeseen and unpredictable happen to the two she has.
     
  5. Damarna

    Damarna Verified State Coordinator for CFSI/ Insider - Par

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    No! No! No! These people have zero business owing guns. WTH??
     
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    Just as you don't leave yr young kids alone with a dog. Any dog can turn. ANY.
    I hope she realises how much a different situation this could of turned into. And the one who pulled the trigger will be scarred for life.
    Ppl need to use common sense.

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    angelainwi Certified Trauma Counselor

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    How old was the oldest kid left in the freaking car with a loaded weapon? This so-called Mom should be charged!
     
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    from ^ link, shooter's age was not given (released).

    "One of the children, believed to be the boy's older sister, found the gun, picked it up and it discharged."

    Also LE "said the bullet grazed the boy's skull but did not enter the skull. He is listed in stable condition at Children's of Alabama." bbm
    Pure dumb luck that 4 y/o is not dead or permanently injured.
     
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    And this is exactly why my gun is always physically on me, or in a safe. How careless could this woman be? All aspects of this are just pure reckless. Hopefully they all learned some valuable lessons: don't leave your gun in a car with children, better yet don't leave your kids in a car alone to begin with, and certainly don't pick up and play with a gun.

    And am I going crazy or does it seem like so many kids are picking up guns? I had the fear of God put in me by my parents/grandparents about ever touching a gun without their permission.
     
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    Damarna Verified State Coordinator for CFSI/ Insider - Par

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    This Is the absolute rule in our home as well.
     
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    Another idiot with "gun sense". Blame our gun culture!:banghead::banghead::banghead:
    She should be charged just as Jamie Gilt should.
     
  13. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    So why were the kids left alone in the car while mom went into the store?
     
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    Thank you for the laugh, I needed it..
     
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    Respectfully, the baby, or rather the older sibling was able to reach the gun because the parent left it in an accessible location.

    JMO
     
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    bbm

    With all the movies and TV programs and games that show so much violence and even the "good guys" have guns to "save the girl" I think kids identify weapons, particularly guns as cool and certainly not scary.

    I'm pro-gun but I also think you have to be responsible. No matter how many times you tell your kids never to touch the weapon and you just KNOW your kids would never take it out to look at or play with it (b/c you told them not to) you can't let down your guard. You never know when your kids' friends come over and while they're playing someone mentions guns and right away the friends want to see the gun. They promise they won't touch it and your little one wants to be popular so they break that cardinal rule and take down the gun and before you know it one of them is dead. Have your guns but please put them in a locked location. K, I'm off my soapbox.

    JMO
     
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    Yes, of course -- I don't think anyone but the parent is responsible <modsnip>
     
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    Hi there. Not positive what you mean in this post. Are you saying the child/shooter should not be charged, to hold the parent responsible? Thanks.
     
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    Yes. I think only the parent has criminal culpability here.
     
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    Like I said, we follow a strict rule with our guns, either holstered on our bodies(I never get the women who keep them in their purse, I would never be able to find mind if needed quickly, or people who leave them in cars) or they go immediately in to a safe. I agree that guns should always be locked away. I think people get too comfortable with guns, like they think it's okay to sit it down for just a second, or leave it in a car, but it takes just a fraction of a second for things to turn deadly. This is why I'm a big advocate of wearing your weapon, not just carrying it in a bag/in a glovebox. Hard to forget it about it being there when you can feel it.
     
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    Mom belongs in prison.
     
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