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(The Raw Story)   Today's gun sadness features a 3 year-old boy killed playing with a small pink handgun he mistook for a toy   (rawstory.com) divider line 687
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2013-02-05 02:26:50 PM  
More guns MUST be the answer... I keep seeing stories like this and it reaffirms that notion!!
 
2013-02-05 02:30:35 PM  
i48.tinypic.com
the handgun
 
2013-02-05 02:31:07 PM  

Dixon Cider: More guns MUST be the answer... I keep seeing stories like this and it reaffirms that notion!!


Because of course this wasn't at all a case of negligence on the part of the parent. I mean, kids are killed by sticking forks into toasters but we don't ban electricity, do we?
 
2013-02-05 02:31:27 PM  

encyclopediaplushuman: [i48.tinypic.com image 615x345]
the handgun


yeah, that looks like a toy, alright.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-05 02:31:32 PM  
In 2011, Arizona state Sen. Lori Klein (R) was criticized after she pointed her loaded raspberry-pink handgun at a reporter.
"Oh, it's so cute," Klein told the reporter as she aimed the gun's laser pointer at the reporter's chest, adding that the firearm's lack of a trigger safety should not be a reason to worry.


Sounds like a responsible gun owner to me.
 
2013-02-05 02:32:54 PM  
If you have guns, if you own guns mostly we would prefer you have them in a lock box," Greenville Police Media Relations Officer Jonathan Bragg told WYFF. "At least have them out of the reach of children.

"we would PREFER?"

the owner of this weapon should be arrested for manslaughter.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-05 02:34:14 PM  

FlashHarry: encyclopediaplushuman: [i48.tinypic.com image 615x345]
the handgun

yeah, that looks like a toy, alright.


I know a guy who had one just like that.

He was a lumberjack and he was OK.
 
2013-02-05 02:34:41 PM  
Regardless, even my gun nut father agrees that people should be made to go through safety classes and firearms training before being allowed to own a firearm.

Human negligence and ignorance will generally outweigh human malice.
 
2013-02-05 02:37:15 PM  

TwistedIvory: Dixon Cider: More guns MUST be the answer... I keep seeing stories like this and it reaffirms that notion!!

Because of course this wasn't at all a case of negligence on the part of the parent. I mean, kids are killed by sticking forks into toasters but we don't ban electricity, do we?


When were toasters designed to kill?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-05 02:37:55 PM  

FlashHarry: If you have guns, if you own guns mostly we would prefer you have them in a lock box," Greenville Police Media Relations Officer Jonathan Bragg told WYFF. "At least have them out of the reach of children.

"we would PREFER?"

the owner of this weapon should be arrested for manslaughter.


It used to be that that would happen in some places, but the Supremes have decided that requiring trigger locks or gun safes violates the constitution.
 
2013-02-05 02:38:40 PM  

TwistedIvory: Dixon Cider: More guns MUST be the answer... I keep seeing stories like this and it reaffirms that notion!!

Because of course this wasn't at all a case of negligence on the part of the parent. I mean, kids are killed by sticking forks into toasters but we don't ban electricity, do we?


No, but if more than 500 kids a year were killed every year from toasters, you can be damned sure that there would be an outcry.

But by all means, keep shooting each other.  You're doing more damage to yourselves than your enemies could ever hope to.
 
2013-02-05 02:39:20 PM  
He was a three year old, male tyranny.  The gun did its job in protecting us from this menace, and our freedom is once again safe.

Pink is an excellent lure for the young tyrannies in our society.  We should be thanking this responsible gun owner for having the wherewithal to choose such an effective color and manner by which to draw in and execute the tyranny.

Thank you for protecting America, Patriot Pink handgun.
 
2013-02-05 02:39:33 PM  

vpb: the Supremes have decided that requiring trigger locks or gun safes violates the constitution.


wait, what now?

how the fark do locks and safes violate the constitution?
 
2013-02-05 02:42:11 PM  
It's the gun's fault, not the parents. This is why the anti-gun lobby will never win.
 
2013-02-05 02:43:10 PM  

FlashHarry: the owner of this weapon should be arrested for manslaughter.


I'm ok with this. It's not really a gun issue if you ask me, it could be any dangerous item.
 
2013-02-05 02:43:41 PM  

Dixon Cider: More guns MUST be the answer... I keep seeing stories like this and it reaffirms that notion!!


This is stupid parenting. It is a gun issue, but this could happen with anything else in your house that looks attractive to a kid.  If you put Drano in a pink sippy cup and leave it out, you're probably going to end up with a similar result.  If you have kids in the house, you keep guns under lock and key out of reach of little hands.  And for the life if me, I don't know why anyone would own a pink gun if they have kids.
 
2013-02-05 02:43:58 PM  

WTF Indeed: It's the gun's fault, not the parents. This is why the anti-gun lobby will never win.


Until the gun rights lobby can embrace logical regulation like training classes, gun locks, and gun safes, both sides won't settle themselves.
 
2013-02-05 02:45:49 PM  

R.A.Danny: FlashHarry: the owner of this weapon should be arrested for manslaughter.

I'm ok with this. It's not really a gun issue if you ask me, it could be any dangerous item.


i agree. i'm not opposed to owning handguns for home defense. but a pink gun? in a house with children? that's like giving them a lighter in a room full of oily rags. you are negligent and should be held liable.
 
2013-02-05 02:45:55 PM  

encyclopediaplushuman: Until the gun rights lobby can embrace logical regulation like training classes, gun locks, and gun safes, both sides won't settle themselves.


They do. The issue is gun owners and personal responsibility.
 
2013-02-05 02:46:28 PM  
Responsible gun owners keep their guns away from children and people not lawfully allowed to posses handguns. Failing to do so in most jurisdictions can and should result in criminal charges for the irresponsible gun owners.

I am in favor of responsible gun ownership, people who can't be responsible don't deserve to own guns.

The fact that is was pink and a child might be more likely to mistake it for a toy, as it apparently was in this case, is all the more reason to secure your guns when not in your immediate control.
 
2013-02-05 02:48:03 PM  

TwistedIvory: Dixon Cider: More guns MUST be the answer... I keep seeing stories like this and it reaffirms that notion!!

Because of course this wasn't at all a case of negligence on the part of the parent. I mean, kids are killed by sticking forks into toasters but we don't ban electricity, do we?


A toaster actually does something useful. A gun simply endagers your entire family.
 
2013-02-05 02:48:41 PM  

feckingmorons: Responsible gun owners keep their guns away from children and people not lawfully allowed to posses handguns. Failing to do so in most jurisdictions can and should result in criminal charges for the irresponsible gun owners.

I am in favor of responsible gun ownership, people who can't be responsible don't deserve to own guns.

The fact that is was pink and a child might be more likely to mistake it for a toy, as it apparently was in this case, is all the more reason to secure your guns when not in your immediate control.


I have a feeling Greenville County Social Services is about to be up this lady's ass with a microscope since she apparently has one other child in the house.
 
2013-02-05 02:48:53 PM  

Nabb1: Dixon Cider: More guns MUST be the answer... I keep seeing stories like this and it reaffirms that notion!!

This is stupid parenting. It is a gun issue, but this could happen with anything else in your house that looks attractive to a kid.  If you put Drano in a pink sippy cup and leave it out, you're probably going to end up with a similar result.  If you have kids in the house, you keep guns under lock and key out of reach of little hands.  And for the life if me, I don't know why anyone would own a pink gun if they have kids.


With the GOP crying that more guns need to be on the street for our own protection... I think my initial post still rings true.
More guns in the world = more chances for this to occur. I am sure parents are not going to get better at their parenting job, anytime soon.

That is all I am saying...
 
2013-02-05 02:49:15 PM  

FlashHarry: R.A.Danny: FlashHarry: the owner of this weapon should be arrested for manslaughter.

I'm ok with this. It's not really a gun issue if you ask me, it could be any dangerous item.

i agree. i'm not opposed to owning handguns for home defense. but a pink gun? in a house with children? that's like giving them a lighter in a room full of oily rags. you are negligent and should be held liable.


Wouldn't any parent want to keep their kids safe? I'm finding this story to be particularly upsetting for some reason. I almost feel like the parents set the kids up to kill themselves.
You already know I'm a total gun nut, totally a Second Amendment goofball.
But I'm also a parent. I lock my firearms up. I don't own firearms that look like toys. I keep medicine well out of reach. I keep the draino.. Well I use it if need be and get it out of the house. There has to be something terribly wrong with these parents and it's pissing me off.
 
2013-02-05 02:51:21 PM  

R.A.Danny: FlashHarry: R.A.Danny: FlashHarry: the owner of this weapon should be arrested for manslaughter.

I'm ok with this. It's not really a gun issue if you ask me, it could be any dangerous item.

i agree. i'm not opposed to owning handguns for home defense. but a pink gun? in a house with children? that's like giving them a lighter in a room full of oily rags. you are negligent and should be held liable.

Wouldn't any parent want to keep their kids safe? I'm finding this story to be particularly upsetting for some reason. I almost feel like the parents set the kids up to kill themselves.
You already know I'm a total gun nut, totally a Second Amendment goofball.
But I'm also a parent. I lock my firearms up. I don't own firearms that look like toys. I keep medicine well out of reach. I keep the draino.. Well I use it if need be and get it out of the house. There has to be something terribly wrong with these parents and it's pissing me off.


The kid's name was "Tmorej."  I doubt Ma is the keynote speaker at any Mensa meetings.
 
2013-02-05 02:52:03 PM  
Since "Pink Pistols" is a LGBT gun owners group whose mission is to stop bullying with fire arms, I'm getting a kick out of all the wacko liberals in this thread.
 
2013-02-05 02:52:04 PM  

R.A.Danny: I lock my firearms up. I don't own firearms that look like toys. I keep medicine well out of reach. I keep the draino.. Well I use it if need be and get it out of the house. There has to be something terribly wrong with these parents and it's pissing me off.


no farking shiat.
 
2013-02-05 02:53:58 PM  

WTF Indeed: Since "Pink Pistols" is a LGBT gun owners group whose mission is to stop bullying with fire arms, I'm getting a kick out of all the wacko liberals in this thread.


While there are lesbians with kids, I kinda doubt there's a shiatload of lesbians with kids.
 
2013-02-05 02:58:15 PM  

Dixon Cider: When were toasters designed to kill?


Oh goody, this hackneyed argument again that completely misses the point -- in this case, that the parent was negligent. LOCK UP YOUR DANGEROUS CRAP, ASSBAG. That's the point. But go ahead and tremble at guns, because they're certainly the cause of F*CKING NEGLIGENCE.

vartian: A toaster actually does something useful. A gun simply endagers your entire family.


And hey, how about quoting the oft-debunked Kellerman study too? That'll help!

unyon: No, but if more than 500 kids a year were killed every year from toasters, you can be damned sure that there would be an outcry.


You're right. I think we should assign primacy to causes of preventable child death and ban the offending products/acts in order of danger. Swimming pools, cigarettes, and improperly installed car seats, I'm looking at you!
 
2013-02-05 03:08:31 PM  

FlashHarry: but a pink gun? in a house with children? that's like giving them a lighter in a room full of oily rags. you are negligent and should be held liable.


Hell, I'm 45 and I as I look at the picture of the pink gun upthread, I'm having trouble banishing the thought, "I wonder if it tastes like candy..."
 
2013-02-05 03:10:17 PM  

TwistedIvory: Dixon Cider: When were toasters designed to kill?

Oh goody, this hackneyed argument again that completely misses the point -- in this case, that the parent was negligent. LOCK UP YOUR DANGEROUS CRAP, ASSBAG. That's the point. But go ahead and tremble at guns, because they're certainly the cause of F*CKING NEGLIGENCE.

vartian: A toaster actually does something useful. A gun simply endagers your entire family.

And hey, how about quoting the oft-debunked Kellerman study too? That'll help!

unyon: No, but if more than 500 kids a year were killed every year from toasters, you can be damned sure that there would be an outcry.

You're right. I think we should assign primacy to causes of preventable child death and ban the offending products/acts in order of danger. Swimming pools, cigarettes, and improperly installed car seats, I'm looking at you!


Don't get your panties in a bunch, son...
No one is talking about taking away the only thing that shows the world that you really are a man!!

And since what I am discussing is well over your head, let us leave it there.

I think we found John Rambo's fark handle...
 
2013-02-05 03:10:20 PM  

feckingmorons: I am in favor of responsible gun ownership, people who can't be responsible don't deserve to own guns.


So you are for gun control.

Excellent.
 
2013-02-05 03:14:04 PM  

Dixon Cider: Don't get your panties in a bunch, son...
No one is talking about taking away the only thing that shows the world that you really are a man!!

And since what I am discussing is well over your head, let us leave it there.

I think we found John Rambo's fark handle...


Yep, that's absolutely it. I especially love that instead of responding to my criticism of your argument -- namely, that I was assigning blame to the negligent parent, not the tool -- you respond with ad hominem. That certainly shows your intellectual superiority.
 
2013-02-05 03:14:21 PM  
So I need to pay the price every time somebody does something stupid or allows something terrible to happen?  Or is this just pertaining to guns?

Maybe we should take the internet away from everyone since a small minority of people use it to exploit children.  If ONE CHILD IS SAVED!
 
2013-02-05 03:14:29 PM  
Pink guns are so lame.  Carrying a pink handgun is the equivalent of this.

1.bp.blogspot.com

You don't look tough yet feminine, you just look stupid.  Get a regular goddamn gun.
 
2013-02-05 03:16:28 PM  

bradkanus: So I need to pay the price every time somebody does something stupid or allows something terrible to happen?  Or is this just pertaining to guns?

Maybe we should take the internet away from everyone since a small minority of people use it to exploit children.  If ONE CHILD IS SAVED!


This!  There are only two options in every situation.  It's what logicians call a True Dichotomy.

/it's so hard to tell anymore
 
2013-02-05 03:17:02 PM  

TwistedIvory: Dixon Cider: Don't get your panties in a bunch, son...
No one is talking about taking away the only thing that shows the world that you really are a man!!

And since what I am discussing is well over your head, let us leave it there.

I think we found John Rambo's fark handle...

Yep, that's absolutely it. I especially love that instead of responding to my criticism of your argument -- namely, that I was assigning blame to the negligent parent, not the tool -- you respond with ad hominem. That certainly shows your intellectual superiority.


I am in no way better then you... I am just able to have an adult conversation.
Since you were too busy feverishly touching yourself, trying to reply.. I did not expect anything else for you.

Now, finish the bathroom floors and the such. The adults are talking!!
 
2013-02-05 03:19:25 PM  
uh... the link to the hello kitty assualt rifle is a fake site... great reporting.
 
2013-02-05 03:20:14 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Pink guns are so lame.  Carrying a pink handgun is the equivalent of this.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 250x295]

You don't look tough yet feminine, you just look stupid.  Get a regular goddamn gun.


Actually she looks pretty farkable.
 
2013-02-05 03:20:19 PM  
the link - http://www.glamguns.com/hk47.html">http://www.glamguns.com/hk47.html
 
2013-02-05 03:21:33 PM  

bradkanus: uh... the link to the hello kitty assualt rifle is a fake site... great reporting.


Hey, to be fair, not everyone would read the disclaimer at the bottom of a pretty obviously fake website about a totally ridiculous idea for a firearm before linking it to a very serious story about a tragic gun death.
 
2013-02-05 03:24:05 PM  
Daddy would have gotten us Uzis.
 
2013-02-05 03:24:26 PM  

Nabb1: bradkanus: uh... the link to the hello kitty assualt rifle is a fake site... great reporting.

Hey, to be fair, not everyone would read the disclaimer at the bottom of a pretty obviously fake website about a totally ridiculous idea for a firearm before linking it to a very serious story about a tragic gun death.


truth... it took me a couple of clicks to figure it out.  I was like WTF?  Then it made sense.  I guess I'm just going to have to put the Hello Kitty stickers on my self.
 
2013-02-05 03:25:14 PM  

Dixon Cider: I am in no way better then you... I am just able to have an adult conversation.
Since you were too busy feverishly touching yourself, trying to reply.. I did not expect anything else for you.

Now, finish the bathroom floors and the such. The adults are talking!!


Show me. Show me where you were trying to have an "adult conversation." Show me where you were trying to have a rational discourse; I'll participate in that.

All I've seen is that you opened up the thread with a tired one-liner that doesn't at all address the issue, and then you've followed up with ad hominem fallacies and insults.

I'm all for having an actual dialogue. Until you're ready to engage in such, however, I'll leave you to your own fantasies and images of me as some Ted Nugent-revering, gun-waving redneck.
 
2013-02-05 03:25:34 PM  
I will agree with the gun faction in this thread.

This is a negligence issue, not a gun control issue.
 
2013-02-05 03:26:25 PM  

Dixon Cider: More guns MUST be the answer... I keep seeing stories like this and it reaffirms that notion!!


Troll. 0/10. Notified mods, emailed Drew, called the cops. Reported to the FBI, TSA, EPA, CIA, and IRS. Forwarded to NORAD, NATO high command and UN Security Counsel. Please do not leave your internet device, Wayne LaPierre has been dispatched to your location.
 
2013-02-05 03:26:32 PM  
It's assholes like this that make the two or three dozen responsible gun owners in this country look bad.
 
2013-02-05 03:26:32 PM  
Shall we try that again?
i.imgur.com
Daddy would have gotten us Uzis.
/Of course, the MAC-10 submachine gun was basically designed for the suburban housewife
 
2013-02-05 03:26:38 PM  
I will agree with the anti-gun faction in this thread.

This is a gun control issue, not a negligence issue.

/bases covered
 
2013-02-05 03:27:06 PM  

Dixon Cider: More guns MUST be the answer...


An armed society is a polite society. That kid had manners.
 
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