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2021-01-01 9:42:18 PM  
Stupid
 
2021-01-02 12:05:58 AM  
Don't judge me!!!
DNRTFA
 
2021-01-02 12:07:23 AM  
This is a horrible tragedy and my heart goes out to the family.   I am grateful that the Biden / Harris administration will fix this problem
 
2021-01-02 12:12:20 AM  
Cook said one of the occupants later told police they were celebrating and dancing inside the apartment, they had a gun out and it accidentally went off and struck the child in the head.

Oh, look, another Responsible Gun Owner.
 
2021-01-02 12:14:27 AM  
I just surprised that it does not happen much more. There is nothing worse then a child dying from something that is easily prevented. This is such a case. All people need is a tiny bit of common sense. Sadly the adults he was with had none.
 
2021-01-02 12:20:18 AM  
And here I was thinking I was being a chopper parent when I considered hiding the family in the bathtub last night as the sound of automatic gunfire rang through the neighborhood but then I rested easy in the freedom of my merican neighbors to celebrate the sacred second amendment and how it's really really worth it
 
2021-01-02 12:21:59 AM  

The Reverend Sam Hill: Cook said one of the occupants later told police they were celebrating and dancing inside the apartment, they had a gun out and it accidentally went off and struck the child in the head.

Oh look, another Responsible Gun Owner.


Another Glock owner, anyway.

/ just guessing
 
2021-01-02 12:28:18 AM  
I live about a mile from the location. And there were more gunshot celebrations going on aside from this tragic report. It's heartbreaking.
 
2021-01-02 12:29:51 AM  
This reminds me of those middle east weddings and parties where it's customary for them to fire AK-47s and shotguns while dancing around... with just one hand! Oh so many videos of those where people got shot, especially in the head. Go look them up on leakreality or hoodsite. Made me never want to attend those parties if ever I have a middle eastern friend who's getting married lol!
 
2021-01-02 12:34:30 AM  
It should be considered a valid affirmative defense to shoot any aholes who celebrate by firing guns into the air. Seems like it is equivalent to justifying using deadly force in defense of others.
 
2021-01-02 12:38:02 AM  
Why in the fark would you be dancing around inside of an apartment with a loaded handgun to celebrate the new year?  That's beyond farking stupid.
Where I live if I were to fire one off for no good reason a court could convict for a class-6 felony.

They added that the child's biological mother lives outside of the area and was not present when her son was shot.

That is farking sad.  Happy New Year to her, I guess.
 
2021-01-02 12:38:53 AM  
Jason Pierre-Paul will tell you even fireworks are a bad idea.

Or he can show you (posibly NSFYourLunch).

As I often like to say, I see how y'all drive. I barely trust a lot of you with cars. Why should I trust you with guns or fireworks?
 
2021-01-02 12:52:29 AM  

C18H27NO3: Why in the fark would you be dancing around inside of an apartment with a loaded handgun to celebrate the new year?


This sounds way more deliberate than just an accidental discharge while dancing.
 
2021-01-02 12:55:42 AM  
Bright flash, loud bomb. Only difference is that little piece of metal flying threw the air.
 
2021-01-02 12:57:21 AM  
Gun?  GUN?  That is a worship word.  America worship.  You will not speak it.
 
2021-01-02 12:58:53 AM  

C18H27NO3: Why in the fark would you be dancing around inside of an apartment with a loaded handgun to celebrate the new year?  That's beyond farking stupid.
Where I live if I were to fire one off for no good reason a court could convict for a class-6 felony.

They added that the child's biological mother lives outside of the area and was not present when her son was shot.

That is farking sad.  Happy New Year to her, I guess.


Sounds like someone didn't want any more child support payments.
 
2021-01-02 1:00:26 AM  
No, the gun did not accidentally go off.  You were a drunken moron who needs quality time in a prison.
 
2021-01-02 1:00:46 AM  

gamergirl23: C18H27NO3: Why in the fark would you be dancing around inside of an apartment with a loaded handgun to celebrate the new year?  That's beyond farking stupid.
Where I live if I were to fire one off for no good reason a court could convict for a class-6 felony.

They added that the child's biological mother lives outside of the area and was not present when her son was shot.

That is farking sad.  Happy New Year to her, I guess.

Sounds like someone didn't want any more child support payments.


Retroactive abortion?  It's happened. Usually more sneaky.
 
2021-01-02 1:01:17 AM  
SO much gunfire here last night. Probably weren't even fighting Nazis.
 
2021-01-02 1:02:08 AM  

gamergirl23: C18H27NO3: Why in the fark would you be dancing around inside of an apartment with a loaded handgun to celebrate the new year?  That's beyond farking stupid.
Where I live if I were to fire one off for no good reason a court could convict for a class-6 felony.

They added that the child's biological mother lives outside of the area and was not present when her son was shot.

That is farking sad.  Happy New Year to her, I guess.

Sounds like someone didn't want any more child support payments.


Child support / commissary, what's the difference, I guess.
 
2021-01-02 1:06:46 AM  

MegaLib: This is a horrible tragedy and my heart goes out to the family.   I am grateful that the Biden / Harris administration will fix this problem


Biden/Harris lack common sense too, so not much they could do to prevent this tragedy.
 
2021-01-02 1:11:27 AM  
they had a gun out and it accidentally went off

It accidentally went off when you pulled the trigger.
 
2021-01-02 1:11:57 AM  
My headline was going to be,"He's NOT the messiah, he's a very dead boy"

Yeah, I'm going to hell, I know
 
2021-01-02 1:13:41 AM  

MegaLib: I am grateful that the Biden / Harris administration will fix this problem

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2021-01-02 1:15:00 AM  
If I'm gonna shoot me guns, I'm gonna shoot in the ground rather than up in da ground......Gopher & moles need killin anywayz!!!
 
2021-01-02 1:20:43 AM  
I invented a New Year's eve tradition in my household.  Camping and movie night in the basement, because where I lived the obvious gunfire, not fireworks, continued until 2AM.
 
2021-01-02 1:28:55 AM  
I'd prefer using a flamethrower anyway.
 
2021-01-02 1:42:10 AM  
If only there where some kind of safe for guns you could leave them in until you actually plan to shoot somebody. Or, really weird idea here, don't own a gun. As in, just not have one...gun free household. But I guess that would be too unamerican.
 
2021-01-02 1:50:55 AM  
Was the Merica tag in the emergency room for gunshot wounds?
 
2021-01-02 2:08:36 AM  
Here in NZ guns are heavily restricted so we throw knives to celebrate at New Years. Deaths like this happen all over the place, just with other weapons, gun restrictions won't stop anything but rights.
 
2021-01-02 2:10:15 AM  
Party without the kids, if you 'accidentally' kill someone at least it won't be a child. OR party with your child but lock away the gun. There's no scenario where you need to party and you need your child there and you need to be armed. But he'll get lucky and people will believe his nonsense story about how it was an accident.
 
2021-01-02 2:23:16 AM  
MYTHBUSTERS!  said this couldn't happen.
 
2021-01-02 2:33:41 AM  

Birnone: Party without the kids, if you 'accidentally' kill someone at least it won't be a child. OR party with your child but lock away the gun. There's no scenario where you need to party and you need your child there and you need to be armed. But he'll get lucky and people will believe his nonsense story about how it was an accident.


What if it was the child's gun?
 
2021-01-02 2:36:25 AM  

aungen: SO much gunfire here last night. Probably weren't even fighting Nazis.


I keep hearing about the shortage of ammo. I guess this was the reserved stash.

/guns should be locked away on holidays
//locked away every day would be better
 
2021-01-02 2:38:35 AM  
They were so broken up about the "accident" they didnt' call 911 to summon an ambulance they wasted time driving to the hospital because gun wound = police, then once found out they lied about how it happened. Filthy animal.
 
2021-01-02 2:52:38 AM  

abiigdog: They were so broken up about the "accident" they didnt' call 911 to summon an ambulance they wasted time driving to the hospital because gun wound = police, then once found out they lied about how it happened. Filthy animal.


In some areas emergency services are extremely unreliable and take forever to show up, so driving the child to the hospital might have been a better choice.  They are still pieces of shiate and need to rot in prison.
 
2021-01-02 3:08:50 AM  

Liquid_Bacon: MYTHBUSTERS!  said this couldn't happen.


And they were right. Accidental discharges cannot happen.

This was, at best, gross negligence; the only way this could not have been a negligent discharge is if he meant to shoot the child. In any case, he needs to spend several decades in prison.
 
2021-01-02 3:13:38 AM  
Not even blanks?
 
2021-01-02 3:20:48 AM  
It was a war zone New Year's here in Louisville last night.
Gunfire is just part of celebrating in 'Murca.
Rat-tat-tat-tat
 
2021-01-02 4:13:42 AM  

Abox: they had a gun out and it accidentally went off

It accidentally went off when you pulled the trigger.


They accidentally pulled the trigger. Actually, the first four pounds of pull were deliberate, it was that last pound that was an accident. Totally.
 
2021-01-02 4:54:45 AM  
Responsible Gun Owner
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2021-01-02 5:49:10 AM  
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2021-01-02 6:39:31 AM  

MIRV888: It was a war zone New Year's here in Louisville last night.
Gunfire is just part of celebrating in 'Murca.
Rat-tat-tat-tat


But... Why? Doesn't make any sense.
 
2021-01-02 7:07:44 AM  

aungen: SO much gunfire here last night. Probably weren't even fighting Nazis.


I hate New Year's Eve Nazis.
 
2021-01-02 8:38:20 AM  
I'm surprised there are not more "accidental" shootings with how many people have guns.
 
2021-01-02 9:28:39 AM  

anfrind: Gun?  GUN?  That is a worship word.  America worship.  You will not speak it.


The parallel is almost too close, captain.
 
2021-01-02 9:30:21 AM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: The Reverend Sam Hill: Cook said one of the occupants later told police they were celebrating and dancing inside the apartment, they had a gun out and it accidentally went off and struck the child in the head.

Oh look, another Responsible Gun Owner.

Another Glock owner, anyway.

/ just guessing


It's actually very difficult to accidentally discharge a glock. It's double-action-only which means it has a very long and heavy trigger pull.
There is no external safety because the trigger is so heavy.
Accidents tend to happen a bit easier with single action hammer or striker fired weapons with the action cocked.
Also people make videos of themselves holding guns and getting intoxicated while listening to music. Everyone in the room has a double cup and a gun
 
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2021-01-02 9:45:19 AM  

alex10294: gamergirl23: C18H27NO3: Why in the fark would you be dancing around inside of an apartment with a loaded handgun to celebrate the new year?  That's beyond farking stupid.
Where I live if I were to fire one off for no good reason a court could convict for a class-6 felony.

They added that the child's biological mother lives outside of the area and was not present when her son was shot.

That is farking sad.  Happy New Year to her, I guess.

Sounds like someone didn't want any more child support payments.

Retroactive abortion?  It's happened. Usually more sneaky.


Yeah, shooter should've been white and said he was cleaning it when it went off.

/thinks that any discharge that results in harm outside of providing for defense should result in charges
//and any discharge in an area where shooting is prohibited should also result in charges
///doesn't matter if the discharges are accidental or not
 
2021-01-02 10:27:12 AM  
blood for the gun god!!
 
2021-01-02 10:58:54 AM  

aungen: SO much gunfire here last night. Probably weren't even fighting Nazis.


Go look outside. Do you see any live Nazis wandering around?
 
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