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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 50
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2013-02-05 02:34:14 PM
6 votes:

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 02:51:21 PM
5 votes:

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 03:26:25 PM
4 votes:

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 05:14:30 PM
3 votes:

MyRandomName: More children die from pools than accidental gun discharge.


Ironically, more children are born from pools of accidental discharge.
2013-02-05 03:55:24 PM
3 votes:

Dixon Cider: 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?


www.bbc.co.uk
2013-02-05 03:54:30 PM
3 votes:

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?


"It's not the gun, it's the negligent parents."

Take equation, remove gun. Child lives. Or wait no... child then finds a fork and stick it in a toaster, because... reasons.
2013-02-05 03:53:56 PM
3 votes:

LesterB: ChipNASA: BUT IT'S SO CUTE!!! It Woudn't Hurt ANYTHING!!!
/owner nigligence.

Now THAT'S racist.

/love typos
//love love love

What typo??
/runs.
2013-02-05 02:31:07 PM
3 votes:

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 05:36:29 PM
2 votes:

Theaetetus: Y'know, since everyone's always saying that guns are necessary to protect one's home and that a gun safe or trigger lock is outrageous because of the need to immediately destroy what ever made a loud crash in your living room, be it a burglar or your puppy, then how about having unlocked gun storage boxes that, when opened, immediately fire off a cellular call to 911 and start a 125 dB siren? After all, if it's an emergency, then you better get some help quick from your neighbors and the authorities.

And of course, if it's a domestic violence situation or a kid accessing the gun, then all the better that people be notified to come help.

Discuss amongst yourselves.


No way, dude.  Gotta get them before they get you, and speed is your only ally.  I used to sleep with a loaded gun under my pillow (round chambered, safety off; seconds count), but I realized I would lose precious seconds trying to find it if it got shifted.  Now, I tape one hand to the pump of my shotgun, and superglue my finger to the trigger.  That way--CRASH--and I'm pumping out rounds in the dark within seconds.

/The puppy was asking for it, anyways.
2013-02-05 05:03:07 PM
2 votes:

MyRandomName: More children die from pools than accidental gun discharge.

Ban pools if you are serious.


Stop softballing it. What we need to do is ban children.
2013-02-05 04:34:17 PM
2 votes:

Mija: vartian: 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.

A gun can protect your entire family too. A toaster can't.


You've obviously never watched MacGuyver.
2013-02-05 03:52:12 PM
2 votes:

ChipNASA: BUT IT'S SO CUTE!!! It Woudn't Hurt ANYTHING!!!
/owner nigligence.


Now THAT'S racist.

/love typos
//love love love
2013-02-05 03:45:19 PM
2 votes:
guns
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guns
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GUNS!
i1151.photobucket.com
GUNS!!
i1151.photobucket.com
GUUUUNSSS!!!
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Now in a rainbow pastel choice of colours! Who said homicide has to be monochrome?
2013-02-05 03:32:30 PM
2 votes:
I won't be surprised when the gun nuts go out later and buy every pink gun they can get their hands on because Obama might take them away.
2013-02-05 03:26:38 PM
2 votes:
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 03:26:32 PM
2 votes:
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 03:14:21 PM
2 votes:
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 03:10:17 PM
2 votes:

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 02:39:20 PM
2 votes:
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 08:31:38 PM
1 votes:

pippi longstocking: I'm just happy that one of the next generation of retarded violent ghetto trash won't mature.


Why should he? You never did.
2013-02-05 05:23:21 PM
1 votes:

Zelron: jst3p: Tell me which of the regulations being discussed by the White House would have prevented this death.

The answer to that question has no bearing on the discussion.  We can't change things that have happened in the past.


You misspelled "none of them".
2013-02-05 05:08:17 PM
1 votes:

Theaetetus: mrexcess: I can understand people, even parents, keeping a defensive weapon in a quickly accessible place... the middle of the night when burglars are at your door is a really poor time to be fumbling around with your combination safe
[www.safetysafeguards.com image 400x382]


Looks complicated and prone to failure.

Do what I do:  Keep a gun in your night stand with which to shoot the lock off of your gun safe so you can get to your gun in a hurry.
2013-02-05 04:45:24 PM
1 votes:

lostcat: The gun industry does not market their products as "a great way to put holes in paper," or "a fun object to keep in a locked box."


I love my Happy Fun Thing-in-a-Box Time!!!!
2013-02-05 04:27:04 PM
1 votes:
Just for clarification, was he a good guy with a gun or a bad guy with a gun?
2013-02-05 04:15:20 PM
1 votes:

stonicus: What if we put a little sticker on all guns: "This thing is dangerous."
Do you think that would fix it all?


We could require that there be some sort of easily recognizable symbol or color to let people know it's dangerous.
Hunters wear bright orange to be easly seen. How about we make gun manufacturers paint the last half-inch of a gun's barrel bright orange to act as an easily seen warning?
It would also let the police regognize that someone is pointing a gun at them, so they can more easily shoot the aggressor.
2013-02-05 04:11:17 PM
1 votes:

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!


Sadly, we *all* pay the price when something like this happens and you respond.

Believe me - if there comes a point when we are allowed to "take the Internet away" from people, you're already on the short-list. You've already shown you can't handle the responsibility.

\one of the walking wounded
2013-02-05 04:08:37 PM
1 votes:

WTF Indeed: GAT_00: Oh yes, I forgot. The right to firearms trumps everything else, including the right to live.

It's almost like if that gun had been properly locked up the kid would not have died. So a person caused that death, not the gun.


And the reason it looked like a toy is...

I guess that's what Responsible Gun Owners do, buy guns that look like toys.

bradkanus: Nevermind - my bad you wrote "live" note "vote." Regard, but disregard here.


Funny, because I assumed you read it correctly and were just making up a tangent to try and drag the conversation off topic.
2013-02-05 04:05:32 PM
1 votes:
Sad?

No.

Preventable tragedy perpetuated solely because four million borderline psychopaths with god complexes want to continue living their paranoid Mad Max fantasies without any regard for the consequences or any responsibility for preventing them stops being sad after about the 200,000th victim.

Now it's just boring.
2013-02-05 04:02:45 PM
1 votes:

vartian: 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.


Yeah, but you are just quoting statistics - and this is Fark.com, where anecdotal stories, fantasy scenarios and flawed Aristotelian reasoning trump mere statical fact.
2013-02-05 04:02:26 PM
1 votes:

generallyso: Are the constant gun threads sponsored links or does some modmin have a hardon for them?


Its because they still pull traffic.

Pretty much everyone I have favorites in worthy opponent blue is in them so if I want a decent argument, here I have to come.

I can only assume everyone else has the same problem. Its like an oversized prisoned delimma and we've all squealed.
2013-02-05 04:00:11 PM
1 votes:
OK, I'm feeling safe now.  Thanks, everyone.
2013-02-05 03:59:07 PM
1 votes:
I'd like to see the mishandling of a firearm become a federal felony, with mishandling defined as allowing anyone beside the individual owner to retrieve the weapon.
2013-02-05 03:54:34 PM
1 votes:
2013-02-05 03:52:39 PM
1 votes:

unyon: 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.


More the 500 kids a year are killed in car accidents. I'm not hearing an outcry.

Gun owners: Secure your damn weapons.
2013-02-05 03:49:39 PM
1 votes:
BUT IT'S SO CUTE!!! It Woudn't Hurt ANYTHING!!!
/owner nigligence.
2013-02-05 03:48:19 PM
1 votes:

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


Except that stories like this used to happen back in the days when people kept a loaded musket by the door.  Nice try, troll.
2013-02-05 03:45:33 PM
1 votes:

GAT_00: God Bless an America where this not only happens but is defended by gun owners.


For someone who spends all day talking about politics and public policy, you have zero idea about how either of them work.
2013-02-05 03:33:18 PM
1 votes:

Nabb1: Frank N Stein: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x379]

Is that Costanza?  Holy crap.


Some 4channer had it custom made.

/yes, an armed 4channer
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-05 03:33:14 PM
1 votes:

Vodka Zombie: 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.


See, I told you they were after trannys.
2013-02-05 03:31:28 PM
1 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com
2013-02-05 03:31:09 PM
1 votes:
i162.photobucket.com
2013-02-05 03:30:38 PM
1 votes:
encyclopediaplushuman: www.rawstory.com 
the handgun

Next up: EZ Bake Crematorium
2013-02-05 03:26:32 PM
1 votes:
It's assholes like this that make the two or three dozen responsible gun owners in this country look bad.
2013-02-05 03:25:34 PM
1 votes:
I will agree with the gun faction in this thread.

This is a negligence issue, not a gun control issue.
2013-02-05 03:21:33 PM
1 votes:

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 03:20:14 PM
1 votes:

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 03:14:29 PM
1 votes:
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 02:52:03 PM
1 votes:
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.
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-05 02:31:32 PM
1 votes:
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 02:26:50 PM
1 votes:
More guns MUST be the answer... I keep seeing stories like this and it reaffirms that notion!!
 
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