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Topic: Kentucky: 5-year-old shoots, kills 2-year-old sister with "My First Rifle" he got as a gift

beckyderp !8ElfFaoFao started this discussion 1.5 year ago #27,674

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/authorities-2-year-old-kentucky-girl-accidentally-shot-killed-by-5-year-old-brother/2013/04/30/c1832fee-b206-11e2-9fb1-62de9581c946_story.html
In southern Kentucky, where children get their first guns even before they start first grade, Stephanie Sparks paid little attention as her 5-year-old son, Kristian, played with the rifle he was given last year. Then, as she stepped onto the front porch while cleaning the kitchen, “she heard the gun go off,” a coroner said.

In a horrific accident Tuesday that shocked a rural area far removed from the national debate over gun control, the boy had killed his 2-year-old sister, Caroline, with a single shot to the chest.

“Down in Kentucky where we’re from, you know, guns are passed down from generation to generation,” Cumberland County Coroner Gary White said. “You start at a young age with guns for hunting and everything.”

What is more unusual than a child having a gun, he said, is “that a kid would get shot with it.”

In this case, the rifle was made by a company that sells guns specifically for children — “My first rifle” is the slogan — in colors ranging from plain brown to hot pink to orange to royal blue to multi-color swirls.

Kristian’s rifle was kept in a corner of the mobile home, and the family didn’t realize a bullet had been left in it.

“It’s a normal way of life, and it’s not just rural Kentucky, it’s rural America — hunting and shooting and sport fishing. It starts at an early age,” said Cumberland County Judge Executive John Phelps. “There’s probably not a household in this county that doesn’t have a gun.”

Anonymous B joined in and replied with this 1.5 year ago, 3 minutes later[^] [v] #413,189

FUCKING idiots!

Anonymous C joined in and replied with this 1.5 year ago, 2 minutes later, 5 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #413,190

America is a shit place to live, if companies are allowed to sell guns to kids.

beckyderp !8ElfFaoFao (OP) replied with this 1.5 year ago, 5 minutes later, 11 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #413,193

@previous
They're not, but they can sell them to adults dumb enough to give them to kids.

Anonymous D joined in and replied with this 1.5 year ago, 19 minutes later, 30 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #413,202

That'll hopefully be his last rifle, too.

Killer Lettuce !!iNo3FkiZx joined in and replied with this 1.4 year ago, 5 hours later, 5 hours after the original post[^] [v] #413,259

If only the 2-year-old had been armed...

Anonymous F joined in and replied with this 1.4 year ago, 12 minutes later, 5 hours after the original post[^] [v] #413,263

@previous
Yes. She should've been able to defend herself.

Anonymous G joined in and replied with this 1.4 year ago, 1 hour later, 7 hours after the original post[^] [v] #413,267

@previous

Or better yet shoot her mother and stop her from breeding again.

Anonymous H joined in and replied with this 1.4 year ago, 2 minutes later, 7 hours after the original post[^] [v] #413,268

Poor kid has to grow up having killed his younger sister :(

Anonymous D replied with this 1.4 year ago, 5 hours later, 13 hours after the original post[^] [v] #413,289

where is mountainman? He could make quality contribution to this thread

squeegee joined in and replied with this 1.4 year ago, 1 hour later, 14 hours after the original post[^] [v] #413,291

This probably happened because they let the kid play with a real gun like a toy gun. They probably let him run around with it pointing it at people the way they just left it sitting out for him to play with whenever he wanted to. That gun should have beed stored properly when it wasn't being used to hunt or range shoot. Unfortunately the child had zero respect for firearms because he was 5, and the parents had little resect for firearms becuase they are stupid.

You don't let kids run around and play with actual working weapons. The mother keeps saying she just went outside for a minute, but her negligence wasn't that she left them unsupervised for 3 minutes, it's that she neglected to secure their guns and instead provided them to her kids to use as toys.

She could get in big trouble. Like manslaughter or something.

(Edited 3 minutes later.)

!KThEOwLwbU joined in and replied with this 1.4 year ago, 2 hours later, 16 hours after the original post[^] [v] #413,319

@previous

who lets children 'play' with a rifle, even an unloaded one

why didn't they check it when giving it to him wtf

why didn't they unload it after the last time it was used wtf

why did they load it in the first place wtf

NRA joined in and replied with this 1.4 year ago, 1 minute later, 16 hours after the original post[^] [v] #413,320

We again win.
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