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    Re: 5-year old Idaho girl dies afterIdaho playmate gets gun

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    A 5-year old girl visiting with friends in eastern Idaho died after being shot by another 5-year old in what police say is an accidental shooting.

    Read more here: 5-year-old Idaho girl dies after Idaho playmate gets gun | Fox News

    I have little doubt that the child who shot and killed her playmate didn't do it on purpose.

    But that doesn't change the result that we're looking at.

    Whoever owns that gun and failed to secure it needs to pay a heavy price for the death of this 5-year old which resulted from that carelessness.
    Gun owners in this situation should face a child endangerment charge.

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    Re: 5-year old Idaho girl dies afterIdaho playmate gets gun

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_Osophy View Post
    Or maybe we should just accept that accidents happen. Kids should know that guns kill people. The kid that picks up a real firearm is the same kid that would have fell off a cliff in the caveman days.
    Most gun owners are hyper-aware about gun safety and teach their kids from an early age what a not to touch a gun if they come across one [at home or elsewhere] and go tell an adult.

    What gets me are these toys that look just like the real thing. That's bound to be sending a confusing message.
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    Re: 5-year old Idaho girl dies afterIdaho playmate gets gun

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    My point that just because there's a law, it doesn't mean people won't be idiots.

    I agree the gun should not have been available for those kids. We have grandchildren and take great strides to assure all weapons are safely stored when they are around.
    If the opposite were true, we wouldn't need jails, because no one would be breaking the law.
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    Re: 5-year old Idaho girl dies afterIdaho playmate gets gun

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I agree the parents should have their firearms secured. However, asking how it could happen with a secured firearm is like asking how that child just managed to do what no adult seems to be able to, open that child-proof pill bottle, or drive the parent's car through the garage. Even at five I was getting into things my parents had well secured. My brother and sister never did, but I had a creative knack.
    When my kids were that age I just put all such items in the gun safe.

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    Re: 5-year old Idaho girl dies afterIdaho playmate gets gun

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    This story got me thinking..

    Should people be charged when a Child finds its way into a neighbors swimming pool ?
    This wasn't the neighbor's gun.

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    Re: 5-year old Idaho girl dies afterIdaho playmate gets gun

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    A 5-year old girl visiting with friends in eastern Idaho died after being shot by another 5-year old in what police say is an accidental shooting.

    Read more here: 5-year-old Idaho girl dies after Idaho playmate gets gun | Fox News

    I have little doubt that the child who shot and killed her playmate didn't do it on purpose.

    But that doesn't change the result that we're looking at.

    Whoever owns that gun and failed to secure it needs to pay a heavy price for the death of this 5-year old which resulted from that carelessness.
    This to me is a good example of why gun laws need to be consistent on a federal level. So sad
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    Re: 5-year old Idaho girl dies afterIdaho playmate gets gun

    Florida has those laws. They are just about never enforced.

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    Re: 5-year old Idaho girl dies afterIdaho playmate gets gun

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    This story got me thinking..

    Should people be charged when a Child finds its way into a neighbors swimming pool ?

    Because drowning accidents kills more kids than gun accidents

    I go back and forth on the issue. I had a neighbor sho lost their 3 year old in another neighbors pool about 15 years ago.
    Pools are called an "attractive nuisance" and are covered by most insurance policies. Unless you are a renter. You have to buy renters insurance for a specific rider for a pool.

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    Re: 5-year old Idaho girl dies afterIdaho playmate gets gun

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Most gun owners are hyper-aware about gun safety and teach their kids from an early age what a not to touch a gun if they come across one [at home or elsewhere] and go tell an adult.

    What gets me are these toys that look just like the real thing. That's bound to be sending a confusing message.

    they may look like real guns, but there is a huge weight difference.

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    Re: 5-year old Idaho girl dies afterIdaho playmate gets gun

    Same mentality of the guy that sues McDonalds because he's fat

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