My father was a proud member of the NRA and a hell of a shot with a hand gun, he loved the Colt .45 and had several targets with the bull's eye missing in an otherwise pristine target.
He always said "guns don't kill people, stupidity kills people."
I have had to do a 180 on my gun control stand, bans and background checks don't work. The Great White North, Canada, has more lax gun control and more gun owners per capita than the US, so ownership and access cannot be the problem
I used to visit a close friend in Washington State; he and his wife both owned several hand guns. I stopped visiting after 911, I got very nervous about them leaving their hand guns all over the house when they were away. They simply could not comprehend the danger.
That's the stupidity that causes **** like this. Unfortunately man has never found a way to legislate stupidity.
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt
Some kids are like Houdini's getting out of a car seat. And you know what... you don't know until.... the moment you look up and they are standing on the seat.. and hopefully have not done anything dangerous... or you're not driving!.
These analogies are false. The accidents in question are caused by an licensed driver. If cars are to be used as an analogy - then the analogy would be allowing a toddler to have access to the steering wheel. The false equivalencies are a problem.
And you know what.. you could be carrying your pistol on your hip, and slip and fall and have it not retain... and now its on the floor for someone to pick up. Guess that would be your fault right? Irresponsible you? Please.
Crap happens. Accidents do happen. You cannot prepare for every eventuality. It just that people have a much higher standard with firearms than they do with just about anything else. Which is the irony.
What has been presented is that the CCW purse was new to her. The most likely explanation is that her habits with her purse overrode her habits of daily carry. She probably never even thought about what she'd done until the kid had his or her hands on the pistol. I'm sure it was a lapse in judgement but I can sure see how it could happen.
Last edited by Lutherf; 12-31-14 at 03:04 PM.