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Boy, 4, Accidentally Shoots, Kills Father After Picking Up Loaded Gun

Discussion in 'General News' started by Dakota, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. Dakota

    Dakota FORUM BITCH / Beloved Cunt Bold Member!

    4yo Boy Shoots, Kills Iraq War Veteran Dad

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    http://www.kpho.com/story/22535135/pd-4-year-old-shoots-kills-father-in-prescott-valley

    http://www.azfamily.com/news/PD-Child-may-have-shot-man-in-Prescott-Valley-210636531.html
     
  2. carolinablue

    carolinablue float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Bold Member!

    I am very, very sorry for the family; most of all for the little boy. I hope they get him into some kind of talk and play therapy, and soon. Poor little fellow has to live with this accident; he needs all the help he can get.

    Then, on to what I've said a hundred times, "People are irresponsible morons for keeping a loaded gun anywhere a child might find it, and they deserve jail time for keeping a loaded gun. You just don't do that."
    Gun safety classes stress, over and over, that you keep the gun locked in one place and the ammo locked in another.
     
  3. newstarshipsmell

    newstarshipsmell Musky Pawgazer Bold Member!

    However, I would politely point out that in this case, the gun owner wasn't identified as having any children living in his home, and as it states, the father and son were paying an unexpected visit, so I can hardly blame the friend. I mean, if your buddy showed up with his young son out of the blue, would the very first thing you did be to say "hold on a moment, let me stash this loaded weapon somewhere"? The kid found it in minutes.
     
  4. TheMorningStar

    TheMorningStar is a Catcus

    Not for nothing, but yea that is the first thing I'd do while making sure the bong, the weed, the love swing, the porn, the lube, and various dildos were likewise secure.
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2013
  5. Pete Bondurant

    Pete Bondurant Veteran Member Bold Member!

    This was no accident. The kid was al Qaeda.
     
  6. carolinablue

    carolinablue float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Bold Member!

    Well, yes, it would be the first thing, or maybe the second... after telling them to help themselves to a Coke or coffee and cake in the kitchen while I go lock the gun up. I'd rather my friends think me rude than risk someone getting shot.
     
  7. Dakota

    Dakota FORUM BITCH / Beloved Cunt Bold Member!

    It's also good to be cautious when taking your kid into a kid-less home. They are often not childproofed.
     
  8. biteme

    biteme The Rev Bold Member!

    No matter what, seems there was a bullet in the chamber and the safety was not on, both major fails
    You don't keep a bullet in the chamber and the safety off unless you intend to shoot the weapon
     
  9. TKaz

    TKaz Trusted Member

    This is so tragic. I hope he gets what he needs growing up and when he's old enough to understand he can forgive himself. Hopefully a really great father figure will be in his life.

    I think if this had happened 50 yrs ago, he would have never known. But there's so much media and information now. Even if he grew up not knowing, he could google his fathers name someday & ...whammo.
     
  10. Dakota

    Dakota FORUM BITCH / Beloved Cunt Bold Member!

    http://www.dcourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=120101
     
  11. CbabyRKO

    CbabyRKO Titty sprinkles!!!! Bold Member!

    On the TV stand ffs! What the hell dude. What the hell. Then again anywhere not put up safely is a risk. Why the hell was it in the living room of all places.
     
  12. Killroy

    Killroy The D'D Front Page

    [​IMG]PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ – Police said a 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his father, 35-year-old Justin Thomas, while they were visiting at a friend’s house.
    Thomas and his son had driven to Prescott valley from Phoenix for an unannounced visit to see his former roommate. Within minutes of being inside the home, Thomas’ son found a gun, picked it up and asked what it was while pulling the trigger.
    The gun fired, and Thomas was hit. He was rushed to the hospital in extremely critical condition, and later died from his injuries. Police said it’s standard procedure to investigate any death as a homicide anytime someone dies of anything other than natural causes, but probably will not be filing charges against the owner of the gun.
    “At this point, it does appear that this is just a tragic accident from this child, and we will look to see if there’s any negligence issues there,” said Prescott Valley police Sgt. Brandon Bonney. “But, at this point, the information we have is it’s just a tragic accident that was unforeseen.”
    Bonney also said the gun should have been locked away, but that Thomas’ friend was caught off guard by the unannounced visit and that no kids lived in the home.…

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