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(Lexington Herald Leader)   Guns don't shoot people. Unsupervised 4 year olds shoot people   (kentucky.com) divider line 12
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2012-12-02 01:24:52 AM  
3 votes:

KrispyKritter: people make mistakes. these particular people should not be allowed to own the firearms any longer, having proved they cannot handle the responsibility.


These people should not be allowed to own spoons any longer.
2012-12-02 01:21:26 AM  
3 votes:
people make mistakes. these particular people should not be allowed to own the firearms any longer, having proved they cannot handle the responsibility.
2012-12-02 01:52:38 AM  
2 votes:
The golden rule of thumb with children is that they will always, repeat ALWAYS find the single most dangerous item in the room, even if hidden, and immediately begin to play with it. They will find this item within seconds of entering the room, no matter what you may think.

As a parent, your only options are to either sweep every room continuously removing and/or locking up anything that could be dangerous, OR, you can actually watch them. Actually, the best plan is (C), all of the above.
2012-12-02 01:33:20 AM  
2 votes:
To avoid this sort of thing, don't leave items in reach of small children that explode or release deadly projectiles. That includes guns, nail guns, dynamite and poison-dart blowguns. Whatever your position on gun rights, just use a little common sense. The terms "unsupervised" and "4-year-old" also rarely bode well.
2012-12-02 08:39:12 AM  
1 votes:

Need_MindBleach
2012-12-02 03:09:37 AM

Need_MindBleach: I hope they lock up the parents.

To elaborate:

You can have a kid. You can own a gun. But if you have a small child, and you choose to own a gun, you should be serving hard time if that kid somehow gets hurt by that gun. No excuses.

Unless of course
you're a cop

you're a cop

you're a cop

or

you're a cop
2012-12-02 08:37:56 AM  
1 votes:

enochianwolf: Fail in Human Form: maxheck: Fail in Human Form:

maxheck: I wish gun owners were a little less wound up about "TEH SECOND AMENDMENT" and a little more responsible about gun ownership.

While I agree with responsible gun ownership, perhaps gun owners would be less "wound up" if the cretins out there would stop trying to use any excuse to disarm the public.

What I don't understand is where the fark people claim that the public is being disarmed.. Can you explain that?

Oh I donno, how about looking in the democratic party's platform regarding the assault weapons ban.

/I'd also like to repeal the Hughes amendment and the import ban while we're at it

Yes, because the 2nd amendment is non-negotiable for each citizen, regardless of how many times a modern weapon's killing power is multiplied, or the mental status of the citizen. See: Aurora CO, Gabby Gifford, etc.

I guess I'm not surprised when conservative in favor of complete gun ownership paint the Second Amendment as being sacred in its most basic wording, I suppose when we can all have handheld fusion cannons they will be truly happy, it was as the founding fathers intended!


Great strawman - but that's not what's being argued. The SCOTUS has consistently held that the 2A provides for arms common to the period. Thusly, all firearms would be considered approved. We also argue that no one should have to prove need for something but that the government should have to prove, on an individual basis, lack of capacity to understand the risks inherent to firearms. This does NOT mean banning any specific firearm because it scares someone. It does allow for preventing individuals who've been judged mentally unstable or incapable for separate reasons (i.e., you can't blanketly say "I don't want this person to own a firearm so show they're not capable". Something else would have to trigger the request and it would require an actual medical professional to make the determination on an individual basis, and have a fairly quick appeals period).

Remember, the 2A isn't different than the 1A. When I commit a crime using my 1A rights, I'm punished under the law even though the exact same words might not have been a crime in a different situation. Same with the 2A. I have the right to any firearm out there, but what I do not have is the right to use that firearm in the commission of a crime.
2012-12-02 03:09:37 AM  
1 votes:

Need_MindBleach: I hope they lock up the parents.


To elaborate:

You can have a kid. You can own a gun. But if you have a small child, and you choose to own a gun, you should be serving hard time if that kid somehow gets hurt by that gun. No excuses.
2012-12-02 02:31:00 AM  
1 votes:

Molavian: HotWingAgenda: I was more interested by this related article:

Girl dies inside bean bag chair

Death by furniture has got to be a horrible way to go.


How many more little derps must die before we finally outlaw horrendously out of style 70's furnishings? I'll bet it didn't even have its safety engaged. And it certainly was kept fully loaded.
2012-12-02 01:49:56 AM  
1 votes:

flak attack: KrispyKritter: people make mistakes. these particular people should not be allowed to own the firearms any longer, having proved they cannot handle the responsibility.

These people should not be allowed to own spoons any longer.



These people should not be allowed to own spoons to reproduce any longer. 

These people should not be allowed to own spoons to reproduce any longer. 

These people should probably never have been allowed to reproduce.
2012-12-02 01:32:53 AM  
1 votes:
Police said it appears the children were not being supervised

*sigh*
2012-12-02 01:32:30 AM  
1 votes:
I blame this on concussions from his football career.
2012-12-02 12:46:34 AM  
1 votes:
*ahem*

The firing pin. That's your culprit.
 
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