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Old 02-06-16, 08:43 PM
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9-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot by 3-Year-Old Brother, Cops Say

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/p...other-36762000

Police say a 3-year-old Alabama boy has accidentally shot and killed his 9-year-old sister.

Irondale police Chief Ken Atkinson tells AL.com (http://bit.ly/1nPRJ1B) that the shooting took place Saturday afternoon at their grandparents' house in a Birmingham suburb.

He says the boy found a loaded pistol on a bedroom nightstand and shot his sister in the head with it.

Atkinson says the incident seems to be a "tragic accident" but an investigation is underway. Detectives were interviewing other relatives in the home at the time of the shooting.

The girl was flown with life-threatening injuries to Children's of Alabama, where she later died, AL.com reports.

If only we gave all 9-year-old girls guns to protect themselves, this might have been prevented!

It has not yet been determined if the 3-year-old is a muslim or not.

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Edit: wrong forum. Feel free to move this to politics/world events, or just delete it, if it doesn't match your conservative world view.

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Old 02-09-16, 07:39 AM
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Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot by 3-Year-Old Brother, Cops Say

Ok....time to roll out the morons from the NRA to give the usual crap about guns not being the problem.

The speed that the USA is headed downhill with its outdated laws and pandering to gun nuts amazes me.
Old 02-09-16, 08:03 AM
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Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot by 3-Year-Old Brother, Cops Say

Come on... guns don't kill people - 3 year olds kill people.
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Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot by 3-Year-Old Brother, Cops Say

To be fair, lots of things are deadly to children if the parents are moronic enough to leave them laying around like that.
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Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot by 3-Year-Old Brother, Cops Say

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To be fair, lots of things are deadly to children if the parents are moronic enough to leave them laying around like that.
Correct. Cars kill more people than guns and lots of parents leave their car keys in places where a three year old can easily get at them.
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Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot by 3-Year-Old Brother, Cops Say

We don't hear about the cases of a toddler eating rat poison, or falling out a window, or any of the other stupid things that happen.

I am curious, though at how good an aim some of these three year olds have.
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Originally Posted by DRG View Post
To be fair, lots of things are deadly to children if the parents are moronic enough to leave them laying around like that.
Exactly. You've got to be a responsible gun owner.
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Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot by 3-Year-Old Brother, Cops Say

Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger View Post
We don't hear about the cases of a toddler eating rat poison, or falling out a window, or any of the other stupid things that happen.
I think Eric Clapton would, unfortunately, beg to differ.
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Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot by 3-Year-Old Brother, Cops Say

If you start a thread with moronic commentary the discussion that follows can only be equally moronic.
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"the shooting took place Saturday afternoon at their grandparents house . . . "

I actually had to give my own parents an ultimatum years ago--lock the guns up, or all visits with the grandkids would have to be at my house. It could just as easily have been a friends house . . . no matter how much you have your act together as a parent, you have to make sure the other people around your kids do as well.
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Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot by 3-Year-Old Brother, Cops Say

I get so sick of the anti-gun smear campaigns when stuff like this happens.
Stupid analogies and dumb responses. I guess if I left the keys to my car and my teen took it for a joy ride and killed himself and others, I can blame cars and not responsibility, right?
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Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot by 3-Year-Old Brother, Cops Say

Originally Posted by Jaymole View Post
Correct. Cars kill more people than guns and lots of parents leave their car keys in places where a three year old can easily get at them.
And if a 3 year old can get the car started, put it in drive/reverse, disengage the brake and get enough force on the correct pedal then whomever gets hit had it coming.

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"the shooting took place Saturday afternoon at their grandparents house . . . "

I actually had to give my own parents an ultimatum years ago--lock the guns up, or all visits with the grandkids would have to be at my house. It could just as easily have been a friends house . . . no matter how much you have your act together as a parent, you have to make sure the other people around your kids do as well.
Good idea.

All the rationalizing in the world by gun owners about being responsible, locking them up, "people kill people," etc. boils down to one simple truth. Had there not been a gun in the house, this 9 year old would be out playing in the snow today.
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
All the rationalizing in the world by gun owners about being responsible, locking them up, "people kill people," etc. boils down to one simple truth. Had there not been a gun in the house, this 9 year old would be out playing in the snow today.
It's just as easy to say had the gun owner not left the gun out/accessible where it was the 9YO still be alive.

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Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot by 3-Year-Old Brother, Cops Say

Originally Posted by james2025a View Post
Ok....time to roll out the morons from the NRA to give the usual crap about guns not being the problem.

The speed that the USA is headed downhill with its outdated laws and pandering to gun nuts amazes me.
Exactly. We need to ban everything that can harm children.

Sir, you are a genius!
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It's just as easy to say had the gun owner not left the gun out/accessible where it was the 9YO still be alive.
That's ridiculous!
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Originally Posted by tasha99 View Post
"the shooting took place Saturday afternoon at their grandparents house . . . "

I actually had to give my own parents an ultimatum years ago--lock the guns up, or all visits with the grandkids would have to be at my house. It could just as easily have been a friends house . . . no matter how much you have your act together as a parent, you have to make sure the other people around your kids do as well.
Speaking of being safe, did you tell your parents to keep the prescription pills in a locked drawer and poison bottles in a locked cabinet?

More children die every year from only one of these types of incidents. And since we're talking Baby Boomer generations, many more parents have a shitload of pills lying around.

Of course, if we banned pills, children would be more safe.

But that's ridiculous!
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Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot by 3-Year-Old Brother, Cops Say

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Speaking of being safe, did you tell your parents to keep the prescription pills in a locked drawer and poison bottles in a locked cabinet?

More children die every year from only one of these types of incidents. And since we're talking Baby Boomer generations, many more parents have a shitload of pills lying around.

Of course, if we banned pills, children would be more safe.

But that's ridiculous!
You forget that the only reason for guns is to kill children.
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I forgot. I was more concerned with overall safety than politics.
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Can mod just lock this thread up? The comments made on this thread makes me want to whip out my gun and start shooting.
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger View Post
We don't hear about the cases of a toddler eating rat poison, or falling out a window, or any of the other stupid things that happen.

I am curious, though at how good an aim some of these three year olds have.
3 year old down my block hung herself with the window blinds cord

5 year old drank perfume and almost killed herself

where are the fucking parents?
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Can mod just lock this thread up? The comments made on this thread makes me want to whip out my gun and start shooting.
You'll just be shootin' blanks.
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Originally Posted by VHS? View Post
I get so sick of the anti-gun smear campaigns when stuff like this happens.
Stupid analogies and dumb responses. I guess if I left the keys to my car and my teen took it for a joy ride and killed himself and others, I can blame cars and not responsibility, right?
Except the gun did exactly what it was supposed to do. If a teen took the keys and drove to a friend's house, that would be a better analogy.

Glad my parents and in-laws got rid of their guns when the grandkids started coming over.
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Originally Posted by nemein View Post
It's just as easy to say had the gun owner not left the gun out/accessible where it was the 9YO still be alive.
A locked up or put away gun is still a gun in the house. There is still a chance (no matter how small) an inquisitive child could get to it.

No gun = 0% chance
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Originally Posted by SuperJim88 View Post
Can mod just lock this thread up? The comments made on this thread makes me want to whip out my gun and start shooting.
Just have your three-year-old do it.
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Re: 9-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot by 3-Year-Old Brother, Cops Say

Another thread that's going to solve the gun debate

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