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(Tampa Bay Times)   Father protects his family by leaving a loaded gun within reach of his 8-year-old son, who kills a 1-year-old girl, then gets arrested, creating a broken home   (tampabay.com) divider line
    More: Murica, 8-year-old boy, Pensacola, Florida, Escambia County, Florida, Injury, Childhood, Santa Rosa County, Florida, boy's father, 1-year-old girl  
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2022-06-28 6:05:34 AM  
Charge dad with manslaughter.
 
2022-06-28 6:51:44 AM  
Charge Florida with Florida.
 
2022-06-28 7:10:23 AM  
FTFA: The boy's father returned to the room, took the gun and what investigators believe were drugs and left the room again, Simmons said. He is charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm

I usually complain that these idiots arm themselves against imaginary threats and will never, ever in their lives actually need to defend themselves. Here's a guy who had a legitimate business use for a gun.
 
2022-06-28 8:01:57 AM  
'Murica.
 
2022-06-28 8:21:27 AM  
FTFA-The children who were shot belonged to the girlfriend of the father.

This gem of an article raises more questions than it answers.  They refer to him as the father.  So, he was the father of the 8 year old shooter, all three kids, or another kid not in the article?  Why mention the girlfriend at all?
 
2022-06-28 9:08:29 AM  
Is the gun okay?
 
2022-06-28 9:08:33 AM  

LordBeavis: FTFA-The children who were shot belonged to the girlfriend of the father.

This gem of an article raises more questions than it answers.  They refer to him as the father.  So, he was the father of the 8 year old shooter, all three kids, or another kid not in the article?  Why mention the girlfriend at all?


Custody?
 
2022-06-28 9:08:55 AM  
kid was standing his ground, motha'uckas
 
2022-06-28 9:10:21 AM  
Another NRA success story.

Save your breath, Ammosexuals. I don't GAF.
 
2022-06-28 9:10:46 AM  
This is the 7th trimester abortions we'll get going forward now
 
2022-06-28 9:12:07 AM  
Just another good guy with a gun. Until he isn't.
 
2022-06-28 9:12:40 AM  
But tell me again how guns make your society safer.
 
2022-06-28 9:13:30 AM  
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2022-06-28 9:13:31 AM  
This is what really happens. 8589565353783 times vs every 1 time an actual intruder is confronted by an armed homeowner. Has there ever been a case where a woman actually shot a rapist in her home? That is one of their big talking points. The gun will protect from rapists.
 
2022-06-28 9:16:32 AM  
LOL, another responsible gun owner. I can't really trust the average American to drive in anything approaching a reasonable manner, why on earth you think you people should be trusted with deadly weapons is beyond me.
 
2022-06-28 9:21:32 AM  
I've yet to hear from the 8 year old and if he was standing his ground against the 1 year old. I mean, he could have FELT threatened in the moment.
 
2022-06-28 9:21:52 AM  
MrBallou:

So how did he get the gun?
 
2022-06-28 9:22:51 AM  

LordBeavis: FTFA-The children who were shot belonged to the girlfriend of the father.

This gem of an article raises more questions than it answers.  They refer to him as the father.  So, he was the father of the 8 year old shooter, all three kids, or another kid not in the article?  Why mention the girlfriend at all?


Does that really matter?
 
2022-06-28 9:23:15 AM  
BLAM! BLAM!

BLAMS OF FREEDOM!
 
2022-06-28 9:23:31 AM  

Itssandy: But tell me again how guns make your society safer.


How do you know the 1 year old wasn't trying to rob the place? How do we know the 1 year old wasn't Osama bin Laden? They never released photos of the body, you know.

Maybe the father and the 8 year old are heroes. I really think we need to see some footage before we make any judgments here.
 
2022-06-28 9:23:48 AM  
Prank Call of Cthulhu:

But as a felon he wasn't allowed to own guns.

But when the supply of legal guns is high, so will the supply of Stolen guns etc.
 
2022-06-28 9:26:59 AM  
That's his god-given right as an American to own a gun that slaughters a child. Maybe you need to re-read the constitution.
 
2022-06-28 9:28:03 AM  
 
2022-06-28 9:28:54 AM  
And out on bail..... probably needed the space in there for more pot smokers...
 
2022-06-28 9:29:11 AM  
99 cents for a month.

Fark the paywall bullshiat.
 
2022-06-28 9:31:19 AM  

LordBeavis: FTFA-The children who were shot belonged to the girlfriend of the father.

This gem of an article raises more questions than it answers.  They refer to him as the father.  So, he was the father of the 8 year old shooter, all three kids, or another kid not in the article?  Why mention the girlfriend at all?


He has other kids somewhere else I guess?
 
2022-06-28 9:32:52 AM  

AuralArgument: Prank Call of Cthulhu:

But as a felon he wasn't allowed to own guns.

But when the supply of legal guns is high, so will the supply of Stolen guns etc.


But he was a part of a well-formed militia:  The First American Felon Militia.  "The Born Looters"
 
2022-06-28 9:37:16 AM  
Well, uh, I mean, an 8 year old meets the definition of "well-regulated militia" right?
 
2022-06-28 9:39:02 AM  
Just wondering, how did he get so much money to cover his bail?
 
2022-06-28 9:42:24 AM  
As usual, another "law abiding gun owner" leads to the death of an innocent.
 
2022-06-28 9:43:48 AM  
I'm heading out to the 50 yard line to pray that the gun ends up in a good foster home.
 
2022-06-28 9:43:48 AM  

maybeyoushould: Itssandy: But tell me again how guns make your society safer.

How do you know the 1 year old wasn't trying to rob the place? How do we know the 1 year old wasn't Osama bin Laden? They never released photos of the body, you know.

Maybe the father and the 8 year old are heroes. I really think we need to see some footage before we make any judgments here.


Might have been time traveling baby Hitler. You never know.
 
2022-06-28 9:43:52 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: LOL, another responsible gun owner. I can't really trust the average American to drive in anything approaching a reasonable manner, why on earth you think you people should be trusted with deadly weapons is beyond me.


Now wait for the gun nuts to pounce on you over the minor technicality that this "responsible gun owner" was already a felon, as though felons were not allowed to be gun owners in this country.
 
2022-06-28 9:44:43 AM  

oobiedoobie: Just wondering, how did he get so much money to cover his bail?


He was a drug dealer.  Based upon police reports on the street value of drugs, he probably got the money by selling two shots of marijuanas.
 
2022-06-28 9:45:28 AM  
I thought if a gun you owned was used in a crime that was a mandatory half hour refresher course.
 
2022-06-28 9:45:44 AM  
Late term abortions are getting out of control, this is why Roe v. Wade had to be overturned.
 
2022-06-28 9:47:13 AM  

p89tech: LordBeavis: FTFA-The children who were shot belonged to the girlfriend of the father.

This gem of an article raises more questions than it answers.  They refer to him as the father.  So, he was the father of the 8 year old shooter, all three kids, or another kid not in the article?  Why mention the girlfriend at all?

Does that really matter?


Yes it does. To say the children belonged to the girlfriend implies they did not belong to him. To call him the father pretty explicitly states that they do. Words matter when you are attempting to convey a factual story. So the author is either:

1) Simultaneously saying the children both do and don't belong to him like an idiot (Schrodinger's sperm donor), or
2) There are custody matters that weren't addressed which, if the author wasn't so negligent to report on, could have cleared this all right up. Or,
3) Unconscious sexism (he's the "father", she's the "girlfriend" alludes to a perception of their dichotomy)

I'd be curious to see more of this reporter's writing to see where the trends lead.
 
2022-06-28 9:47:23 AM  

Dimensio: Prank Call of Cthulhu: LOL, another responsible gun owner. I can't really trust the average American to drive in anything approaching a reasonable manner, why on earth you think you people should be trusted with deadly weapons is beyond me.

Now wait for the gun nuts to pounce on you over the minor technicality that this "responsible gun owner" was already a felon, as though felons were not allowed to be gun owners in this country.


I can't tell if you're being serious or trolling.

/no, felons cannot legally own a firearm
 
2022-06-28 9:52:02 AM  
wow a gun made a situation worse how weird
 
2022-06-28 9:52:48 AM  

meathome: Dimensio: Prank Call of Cthulhu: LOL, another responsible gun owner. I can't really trust the average American to drive in anything approaching a reasonable manner, why on earth you think you people should be trusted with deadly weapons is beyond me.

Now wait for the gun nuts to pounce on you over the minor technicality that this "responsible gun owner" was already a felon, as though felons were not allowed to be gun owners in this country.

I can't tell if you're being serious or trolling.

/no, felons cannot legally own a firearm


We had a lunatic gunsmith a while back vehemently argue that felons could legally possess shotguns because a shotgun could be used to shoot blackpowder loads. Not a blackpowder muzzleloader, a shotgun.

Yeah.
 
2022-06-28 9:54:36 AM  
Wash.

Rinse.

Repeat.
 
2022-06-28 9:56:17 AM  
Divorced, single father of 8yo boy meets a single girl with two children of her own.

Single father of 8yo boy leaves gun for 8yo boy to shoot other children.

/investigators casually drop drug reference
 
2022-06-28 9:56:51 AM  

Dimensio: Prank Call of Cthulhu: LOL, another responsible gun owner. I can't really trust the average American to drive in anything approaching a reasonable manner, why on earth you think you people should be trusted with deadly weapons is beyond me.

Now wait for the gun nuts to pounce on you over the minor technicality that this "responsible gun owner" was already a felon, as though felons were not allowed to be gun owners in this country.


Felons are not allowed to own guns.

That said, this happens to legal gun owners all too often.
 
2022-06-28 10:02:15 AM  
More Americans dying for our freedoms. Kind of gets you right in the feels.
 
2022-06-28 10:02:21 AM  

jmr61: 99 cents for a month.

Fark the paywall bullshiat.


Wait until you see the paywall at the grocery store.
 
2022-06-28 10:04:20 AM  
The solution is clear:

Arm 1-year-olds.
 
2022-06-28 10:04:58 AM  

AuralArgument: MrBallou:

So how did he get the gun?


Is this a trick question? Since he's a felon who is prohibited from having a gun, I'd say he got it illegally.

Was that your point? Because I ain't gettin' in no 2nd A argument today.
 
2022-06-28 10:05:06 AM  
Now there is a kid that really did not like his stepsisters.

A one year old, a two year old, in a hotel room with a guy dealing drugs that apparently is not the father of her girls, and his psycho 8 year old son.

Sounds like someone has been having a rough couple of years.

Now that Roe has been overturned, looking forward to more daily stories like this one.
 
2022-06-28 10:06:47 AM  

meathome: Dimensio: Prank Call of Cthulhu: LOL, another responsible gun owner. I can't really trust the average American to drive in anything approaching a reasonable manner, why on earth you think you people should be trusted with deadly weapons is beyond me.

Now wait for the gun nuts to pounce on you over the minor technicality that this "responsible gun owner" was already a felon, as though felons were not allowed to be gun owners in this country.

I can't tell if you're being serious or trolling.

/no, felons cannot legally own a firearm


A felon with a gun is a gun owner.
 
2022-06-28 10:06:54 AM  
I think I saw this episode of The Wire
 
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