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(Fox 6 Birmingham)   Man shoots himself and his daughter while trying to change her diaper at a Chuck E. Cheese   (wbrc.com) divider line
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2019-04-14 08:57:19 PM  
Maybe the dad thought some creature lurked in her diaper because it smelled especially BAD?
 
2019-04-14 09:03:34 PM  
FTA: "You don't expect anyone would bring a gun around where kids would be. It just doesn't make any sense," John Gerrard said.

You live in Alabama. I'd be surprised if he was only carrying one gun.
 
2019-04-14 09:08:13 PM  
Extra Credit: Not Florida or Texas.
 
2019-04-14 09:18:59 PM  
Now that is what I call a responsible gun owner.*
every time this, or the like happens, the owner should loose that right for life.
This is not anywhere close to responsible.
"Responsible" is a two edge sword and the law needs to step up.

Yes I know that statement is both inflammatory and somewhat unfair.*
 
2019-04-14 10:12:45 PM  
Well, that's one way to get out of ever having to change a diaper again.
 
2019-04-14 10:12:56 PM  
Where a kid can be a target.
 
2019-04-14 10:18:56 PM  
For the Gerrard family, keeping their family safe, is sometimes a gamble.

They should buy a gun.
 
2019-04-14 10:27:21 PM  
Makes sure he's never asked to change a diaper again.
 
2019-04-14 11:23:20 PM  
Yesterday he was a responsible gun owner. Today he's shooting children.
 
2019-04-14 11:25:54 PM  
John and Ashley Gerrard, of Bessemer, took their 2-year-old daugther to the Chuck E. Cheese's and were there at the time of the shooting.
"I was very scared," Ashley Gerrard said. "When you think about someone else's child being shot, you don't want yours to be. Anything can happen, anywhere."
For the Gerrard family, keeping their family safe, is sometimes a gamble.


Leave Alabama, then. Everyone is strapped. Sooner or later, a diaper change is going to go wrong. Don't want to live in fear of lethal diaper changes? Move to a more normal state, numbnuts.
 
2019-04-14 11:34:41 PM  
That diaper was loaded.
 
2019-04-14 11:35:28 PM  
"You don't expect anyone would bring a gun around where kids would be. It just doesn't make any sense," John Gerrard said.

Congratulations, you have more sense than gun nuts.
 
2019-04-14 11:36:10 PM  
Well, he sure came damn close to making sure his bloodline ended there. Darwin sighs.
 
2019-04-14 11:37:22 PM  
To be fair if I had to change a diaper I'd shoot myself instead, too.
 
2019-04-14 11:37:24 PM  
This is so wrong. The shooting doesn't start until you are inside the Chuck E Cheese. What's wrong with people?
 
2019-04-14 11:37:25 PM  
The 2nd amendment is a curse upon this country.
 
2019-04-14 11:37:36 PM  
I wish the media and police would stop referring to things like this as an "accident."
 
2019-04-14 11:40:24 PM  
Was it the dad's gun or the kids?
Difficulty: Alabama
 
2019-04-14 11:41:05 PM  

AirForceVet: Maybe the dad thought some creature lurked in her diaper because it smelled especially BAD?


Accidentally shooting your infant while changing her diaper at a Chunky Cheese...

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2019-04-14 11:42:27 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: John and Ashley Gerrard, of Bessemer, took their 2-year-old daugther to the Chuck E. Cheese's and were there at the time of the shooting.
"I was very scared," Ashley Gerrard said. "When you think about someone else's child being shot, you don't want yours to be. Anything can happen, anywhere."
For the Gerrard family, keeping their family safe, is sometimes a gamble.

Leave Alabama, then. Everyone is strapped. Sooner or later, a diaper change is going to go wrong. Don't want to live in fear of lethal diaper changes? Move to a more normal state, numbnuts.


Yeah. because stuff like this NEVER happens in other American states. Like for example your SLC, UT.
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/9​0​0061017/utah-teen-killed-in-accidental​-shooting-at-home.html
And another one...
This is the second accidental fatal shooting of a teenager in Salt Lake County in a little over a month.
On Feb. 5, Marquez Grajeda, 15, was shot and killed while inside a bedroom at a house at 1347 W. 2320 South during a lunch break from school.
https://fox13now.com/2018/06/26/a-chi​l​d-fired-a-loaded-gun-he-found-in-a-cou​ch-at-ikea/

https://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/utah​-​teacher-accidentally-shoots-self-in-le​g-at-school/69346734

But I guess that it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy to relegate this type of Dumbassary just to just the Southern USA and that makes you feel all safe and superior  and really, that's the important part here.
 
2019-04-14 11:42:28 PM  
We have a winner in the battle between imaginary threats that can be warded away with a gun and the danger of inuring or killing your family members with a gun you keep around for imaginary threats.
 
2019-04-14 11:43:07 PM  
...how the hell?
 
2019-04-14 11:43:56 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: John and Ashley Gerrard, of Bessemer, took their 2-year-old daugther to the Chuck E. Cheese's and were there at the time of the shooting.
"I was very scared," Ashley Gerrard said. "When you think about someone else's child being shot, you don't want yours to be. Anything can happen, anywhere."
For the Gerrard family, keeping their family safe, is sometimes a gamble.

Leave Alabama, then. Everyone is strapped. Sooner or later, a diaper change is going to go wrong. Don't want to live in fear of lethal diaper changes? Move to a more normal state, numbnuts.


I think "Diaper Change Gone Wrong" will be the name of my new alt.
 
2019-04-14 11:46:53 PM  
Hey, Al Queda Socialists could have come in at any moment to make everyone pay for transgender surgeries. You gotta pack when you go to Chuck E Cheese
 
2019-04-14 11:47:48 PM  
It's for this reason I carry a chainsaw, sixteen knives, a mallet and four rubber bands everywhere I go.

You can't carry a gun in public here and you never know when you're going to need to defend yourself.
 
2019-04-14 11:48:11 PM  
I admit that I have never had to change an infant's diaper, nor will I ever be in a situation to do so, but I am curious if any Farkers with such experience could explain how such a task might result in the negligent discharge of a holstered firearm.
 
2019-04-14 11:49:26 PM  
This is why we need to give every baby a gun of their own. Poor little angel was totally defenseless.
 
2019-04-14 11:49:47 PM  
The ol 'Do a job badly enough and you won't be asked to do it again' trick eh?
 
2019-04-14 11:49:56 PM  

Dimensio: I admit that I have never had to change an infant's diaper, nor will I ever be in a situation to do so, but I am curious if any Farkers with such experience could explain how such a task might result in the negligent discharge of a holstered firearm.


According to this more informative article:

https://www.al.com/news/2019/04/two-s​h​ot-including-child-outside-chuck-e-che​ese-in-vestavia-hills.html?outputType=​amp

The gun may have been inside the diaper bag.
 
2019-04-14 11:50:55 PM  
Is Fark slipping, or is this reference just too obscure?

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2019-04-14 11:51:57 PM  
I'm trying to imagine how this happened. He's playing with his gun, notices the kid needs to be changed, so he puts the gun down next to the kid and starts changing the diaper. Then the kid picks up the gun, positions it behind his leg aiming it at his dad, then shoots his dad in the chest through his leg? Yeah, I'm sure there are many more ways this could happen but I thought I share the simplest possible explanation.
 
2019-04-14 11:53:37 PM  

Steampunk Gallagher: Dimensio: I admit that I have never had to change an infant's diaper, nor will I ever be in a situation to do so, but I am curious if any Farkers with such experience could explain how such a task might result in the negligent discharge of a holstered firearm.

According to this more informative article:

https://www.al.com/news/2019/04/two-sh​ot-including-child-outside-chuck-e-che​ese-in-vestavia-hills.html?outputType=​amp

The gun may have been inside the diaper bag.


If that report is accurate then whoever put the gun in the diaper bag should face felony criminal charges.

Because the incident occurred in Alabama, I suspect that no one will face any criminal charges.
 
2019-04-14 11:55:33 PM  

adj_m: The ol 'Do a job badly enough and you won't be asked to do it again' trick eh?


Clever...

Extreme, but very clever.
 
2019-04-14 11:56:36 PM  

dyhchong: It's for this reason I carry a chainsaw, sixteen knives, a mallet and four rubber bands everywhere I go.

You can't carry a gun in public here and you never know when you're going to need to defend yourself.


If you're John Wick all you need is a pencil although I've heard a teacup will do in a pinch.
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2019-04-14 11:59:46 PM  

Langdon_777: I wish the media and police would stop referring to things like this as an "accident."


Agreed. It's clear there was conscious intent to change the diaper.
 
2019-04-15 12:00:38 AM  

Langdon_777: I wish the media and police would stop referring to things like this as an "accident."


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2019-04-15 12:01:27 AM  

optikeye: Three Crooked Squirrels: John and Ashley Gerrard, of Bessemer, took their 2-year-old daugther to the Chuck E. Cheese's and were there at the time of the shooting.
"I was very scared," Ashley Gerrard said. "When you think about someone else's child being shot, you don't want yours to be. Anything can happen, anywhere."
For the Gerrard family, keeping their family safe, is sometimes a gamble.

Leave Alabama, then. Everyone is strapped. Sooner or later, a diaper change is going to go wrong. Don't want to live in fear of lethal diaper changes? Move to a more normal state, numbnuts.

Yeah. because stuff like this NEVER happens in other American states. Like for example your SLC, UT.
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/90​0061017/utah-teen-killed-in-accidental​-shooting-at-home.html
And another one...
This is the second accidental fatal shooting of a teenager in Salt Lake County in a little over a month.
On Feb. 5, Marquez Grajeda, 15, was shot and killed while inside a bedroom at a house at 1347 W. 2320 South during a lunch break from school.
https://fox13now.com/2018/06/26/a-chil​d-fired-a-loaded-gun-he-found-in-a-cou​ch-at-ikea/

https://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/utah-​teacher-accidentally-shoots-self-in-le​g-at-school/69346734

But I guess that it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy to relegate this type of Dumbassary just to just the Southern USA and that makes you feel all safe and superior  and really, that's the important part here.


Someone's butt got hurt.
 
2019-04-15 12:02:21 AM  

Steampunk Gallagher: Dimensio: I admit that I have never had to change an infant's diaper, nor will I ever be in a situation to do so, but I am curious if any Farkers with such experience could explain how such a task might result in the negligent discharge of a holstered firearm.

According to this more informative article:

https://www.al.com/news/2019/04/two-sh​ot-including-child-outside-chuck-e-che​ese-in-vestavia-hills.html?outputType=​amp

The gun may have been inside the diaper bag.


That helps clear up one question I had, but I'm going to need a diagram to show me how the bullet hit the adult in the chest, then the child in the leg. Preferably using Newman and Keith Hernandez
 
2019-04-15 12:04:54 AM  
Wait. He was changing the diaper in the parking lot? This article is rather confusing.
 
2019-04-15 12:09:04 AM  

hausman007: Steampunk Gallagher: Dimensio: I admit that I have never had to change an infant's diaper, nor will I ever be in a situation to do so, but I am curious if any Farkers with such experience could explain how such a task might result in the negligent discharge of a holstered firearm.

According to this more informative article:

https://www.al.com/news/2019/04/two-sh​ot-including-child-outside-chuck-e-che​ese-in-vestavia-hills.html?outputType=​amp

The gun may have been inside the diaper bag.

That helps clear up one question I had, but I'm going to need a diagram to show me how the bullet hit the adult in the chest, then the child in the leg. Preferably using Newman and Keith Hernandez


There was a second shooter! Someone else who was walking by and happened to be armed, acting instinctively. But who would be carrying firearms and hanging around some children's establishment in Alabama?

Wait a minute...has anyone seen Roy Moore lately?
 
2019-04-15 12:11:20 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Wait. He was changing the diaper in the parking lot? This article is rather confusing.


1.  The back of a minivan/suv/hatchback and a changing pad is a great place to change a diaper because it gives you a large flat area that the baby can't roll off.  Those foldout shelves mounted tothe restroom wall are for the most part terrible and not always very clean.
2.  Even if you like the shelf, they are a lot less common in men's restrooms.
3.  If you suspect a giant shiat explosion, then it much better to handle it outside where you have a lot of room to work with all of your supplies laid out than inside.
 
2019-04-15 12:14:46 AM  
That child should have armed itself before daring to crap her diaper.
 
2019-04-15 12:17:46 AM  
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2019-04-15 12:18:19 AM  
Well, what did you expect when you named your kid Peggy?
 
2019-04-15 12:19:43 AM  

optikeye: Three Crooked Squirrels: John and Ashley Gerrard, of Bessemer, took their 2-year-old daugther to the Chuck E. Cheese's and were there at the time of the shooting.
"I was very scared," Ashley Gerrard said. "When you think about someone else's child being shot, you don't want yours to be. Anything can happen, anywhere."
For the Gerrard family, keeping their family safe, is sometimes a gamble.

Leave Alabama, then. Everyone is strapped. Sooner or later, a diaper change is going to go wrong. Don't want to live in fear of lethal diaper changes? Move to a more normal state, numbnuts.

Yeah. because stuff like this NEVER happens in other American states. Like for example your SLC, UT.
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/90​0061017/utah-teen-killed-in-accidental​-shooting-at-home.html
And another one...
This is the second accidental fatal shooting of a teenager in Salt Lake County in a little over a month.
On Feb. 5, Marquez Grajeda, 15, was shot and killed while inside a bedroom at a house at 1347 W. 2320 South during a lunch break from school.
https://fox13now.com/2018/06/26/a-chil​d-fired-a-loaded-gun-he-found-in-a-cou​ch-at-ikea/

https://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/utah-​teacher-accidentally-shoots-self-in-le​g-at-school/69346734

But I guess that it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy to relegate this type of Dumbassary just to just the Southern USA and that makes you feel all safe and superior  and really, that's the important part here.


Lemar_meme("can't shoot yourself if you aren't strappin.")

Of course there are irresponsible gun owners everywhere... maybe we should address this interstate problem on a federal level...
 
2019-04-15 12:19:44 AM  

Dimensio: I admit that I have never had to change an infant's diaper, nor will I ever be in a situation to do so, but I am curious if any Farkers with such experience could explain how such a task might result in the negligent discharge of a holstered firearm.


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(I can't find the pic.)
 
2019-04-15 12:21:22 AM  
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2019-04-15 12:22:14 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Wait. He was changing the diaper in the parking lot? This article is rather confusing.


When my son was in diapers I changed many of them in the back of my car. Most men's restrooms don't have changing tables and some have no room around the sinks. Although I would expect Chuck E Cheese to have everything in order in the restrooms.
 
2019-04-15 12:29:04 AM  
Maybe he didn't want the baby to get Pampered.
 
2019-04-15 12:38:46 AM  

hausman007: Steampunk Gallagher: Dimensio: I admit that I have never had to change an infant's diaper, nor will I ever be in a situation to do so, but I am curious if any Farkers with such experience could explain how such a task might result in the negligent discharge of a holstered firearm.

According to this more informative article:

https://www.al.com/news/2019/04/two-sh​ot-including-child-outside-chuck-e-che​ese-in-vestavia-hills.html?outputType=​amp

The gun may have been inside the diaper bag.

That helps clear up one question I had, but I'm going to need a diagram to show me how the bullet hit the adult in the chest, then the child in the leg. Preferably using Newman and Keith Hernandez


CNN goes and makes it even more confusing.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/14/us/gun​-​diaper-bag-chuck-e-cheese-daughter/ind​ex.html

"After the gun went off, the bullet traveled through the adult's leg and then the child's leg before lodging in the man's chest"

/I can't even...
 
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