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    One-year-old shot dead by 3-year old in Cleveland home.

    CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A 3-year-old fatally shot a 1-year-old at a Cleveland house during the weekend, according to police, who said they are seeking to arrest the adult who left the gun in the home.

    The victim, identified as Braylon Robinson, was shot in the face on Sunday, police said on Monday.

    "The mother was in the room with the children facing away from them when she heard a single gunshot. The mother then observed the victim lying on the floor bleeding," according to a statement released by Cleveland police.

    The gun was left in a home where several children were playing, police said. Two other children, relatives of the 1-year-old, who were in the house during the shooting did not sustain any injuries and were released to their mother.

    The gun has been confiscated and police are trying to track down its ownership. No arrests were made as of Monday morning.

    "A 3-year-old can't be held accountable for a tragedy like this," Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said at news conference. "People will be held accountable for this tragedy."

    (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas, and Kim Palmer in Cleveland; Editing by Susan Heavey and Bill Trott)
    One-year-old shot dead by 3-year old in Cleveland home

    Right to bare arms? Shouldn't that right come with responsibility not to have a loaded gun where kids can get hold of them? Surely this is common sense. Another senseless and preventable death...face palm

    Gun control? No?

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    Re: One-year-old shot dead by 3-year old in Cleveland home.

    How many times are we going to have to go through this?

    Rights inherently come with a responsibility of having them, there is nothing in the 2nd Amendment that alleviates someone from negligence. This was another in a long line of senseless and preventable deaths, but that has nothing to do with legislative gun control and everything to do with personal responsibility with one's rights. Once they find who was responsible for leaving that gun out in a manner in which a 3 year old could get it and shoot a 1 year old, the remedy is criminal charges.

    That is the way it has to be else we have even bigger problems.
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    Re: One-year-old shot dead by 3-year old in Cleveland home.

    If the thought of your child killing another one of your children doesn't scare you into securing your weapon, does anyone think the threat of a criminal penalty will?
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    Why would you not want to register your weapon?
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    , as long as you can own one or fewer guns, your right to bear a firearm is not being infringed upon.

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    Re: One-year-old shot dead by 3-year old in Cleveland home.

    This is absolutely tragic, the death of a child, especially so violently and horrifically is a haunting thought as a father myself.

    But you can't legislate against stupidity.

    Whoever left that gun where it was should face negligent homicide.

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    Re: One-year-old shot dead by 3-year old in Cleveland home.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This is absolutely tragic, the death of a child, especially so violently and horrifically is a haunting thought as a father myself.

    But you can't legislate against stupidity.

    Whoever left that gun where it was should face negligent homicide.
    true, but I doubt even a 20 year prison sentence will serve as a deterrent to others that stupid
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    true, but I doubt even a 20 year prison sentence will serve as a deterrent to others that stupid
    Nope.

    But it's justice for the kid.

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    Re: One-year-old shot dead by 3-year old in Cleveland home.

    Quote Originally Posted by ggwilder View Post
    One-year-old shot dead by 3-year old in Cleveland home

    Right to bare arms? Shouldn't that right come with responsibility not to have a loaded gun where kids can get hold of them? Surely this is common sense. Another senseless and preventable death...face palm

    Gun control? No?
    Did you miss the part where the police are looking fro the person who left the gun where the kids could get it??


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    Re: One-year-old shot dead by 3-year old in Cleveland home.

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    How many times are we going to have to go through this?
    About ten thousand times less than we have to go through the deaths of a children being killed in an auto accidents. More kids are killed by being left in hot cars and they are just as dead as the kid that was shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    true, but I doubt even a 20 year prison sentence will serve as a deterrent to others that stupid
    Perhaps, but more importantly, now that it's happened, doesn't the owner deserve to be punished for failing to secure his weapon under the law?
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    Re: One-year-old shot dead by 3-year old in Cleveland home.

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron River View Post
    About ten thousand times less than we have to go through the deaths of a children being killed in an auto accidents. More kids are killed by being left in hot cars and they are just as dead as the kid that was shot.
    And how many children get in cars each day? Tens of millions?, how many children handle loaded weapons each day? A few less?

    Trying to equate the two is silly.
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