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#1 Norman

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:26 AM

Clearly a terrible accident, but do you really think a 5 year old can clearly understand firearm safety? Shame on their parents.:mad:

Police: 5-year-old boy accidentally shoots, kills 2-year-old sister




CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - The State Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville is expected to perform an autopsy Wednesday on a two-year old girl. Police say the toddler was shot by her five-year old brother. The shooting happened on Tuesday afternoon inside a home on Lawson's Bottom Road, near Burkesville. Cumberland County Coroner Gary White told WKYT that he was called to the hospital by emergency room doctors. White says the doctors worked on Caroline Starks for an hour to revive her, but were unsuccessful.

Police say the Stark's brother accidentally shot her with a rifle that was given to him as a gift and that it was kept in the corner of a room. According to police, the gun was loaded. White says that the children's mother was home at the time of the accident. "She was actually cleaning her house, and she had went out on the porch. She said no more than three minutes had went by and she actually heard the rifle go off. She ran back in and found the little girl," White said.

The coroner says that the boy is used to shooting the gun, and that the boy often goes shooting with his father on their property.


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#2 soulflower

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:29 AM

Accidents like this happen too often

#3 ivanbalt

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:32 AM

So many questions:

Why would you give a 5 year old a gun?
Why would you him keep it in his room?
Why would you let him keep it loaded?!?!

#4 Calamari

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:37 AM

Why not? After all guns don't kill people, right? :rolleyes:

#5 ODENTON

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:38 AM

Stupid parents....................actually beyond stupid.


RIP little one
Hope for the best for the 5 yr old.

#6 sushilover

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:45 AM

Why not? After all guns don't kill people, right? :rolleyes:


Who killed Tytrell?? :confused:

#7 naive

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:02 AM

I am glad to see the shooters gettting older...

Last month we had 2 threads on 4 year olds capping folks..

#8 Jeebus

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:06 AM

Why not? After all guns don't kill people, right? :rolleyes:


No, pressure cookers do.

#9 naive

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:11 AM

So many questions:

Why would you give a 5 year old a gun?
Why would you him keep it in his room?
Why would you let him keep it loaded?!?!


Gun makers biggest targets now are kids and women..

1. Hook the Kids

To goose future growth, the gun industry is aggressively marketing guns to children as young as the first-graders slaughtered in Newtown. "By the time kids are in fifth grade, or even before, they're already being pulled away by the allure of video games, organized sports or other activities," said Bud Pidgeon, president of the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance, which along with the National Rifle Association and three other prominent gun groups oversees Families Afield. In less than a decade, Families Afield has pushed more than 30 states to jettison regulations that protect kids from guns – removing age restrictions on hunting licenses or no longer requiring that children take a gun-safety course before going hunting with Dad.

The seduction of youth goes far beyond hunting. Online ammo superstore MidwayUSA is particularly aggressive in promoting youth shooting, sponsoring events like National Take Your Daughter to the Range Day, for "girls six and up." A photo posted on the event's website under the heading "Shoot Like a Girl" shows a dad helping his daughter, perhaps eight years old, aim an AR-15 with a collapsible stock and a monster clip.

Top industry players also support a magazine called Junior Shooters– gun porn for children as young as eight; a recent edition featured a photo of a Rock River LAR-15 assault rifle under the headline awesome! The magazine entices advertisers with the promise of reaching "the next generation of shooters and voters!" And many of its articles are written "for kids, by kids" like the piece by "Winchester" Reed Harrison titled "I Love Cowboy Action Shooting" – a sport in which shooters pretend to be Wyatt Earp by firing real-life rifles, pistols and shotguns. The nine-year-old columnist writes fondly of learning to shoot at age four, adding, "I love my guns because they are cool in every way."


Read more: http://www.rollingst...8#ixzz2S3eVmpbb

As the 9 year old, who learned to shoot at age 4, says "Guns are cool in every way..."

Pretty simple...

Fire away!

Edited by naive, 01 May 2013 - 11:22 AM.


#10 bullmikey

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:32 AM

Accidents like this happen too often


This was no accident. It was death on account of criminal stupidity.

#11 bullmikey

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:03 PM

Gun makers biggest targets now are kids and women..

1. Hook the Kids

To goose future growth, the gun industry is aggressively marketing guns to children as young as the first-graders slaughtered in Newtown. "By the time kids are in fifth grade, or even before, they're already being pulled away by the allure of video games, organized sports or other activities," said Bud Pidgeon, president of the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance, which along with the National Rifle Association and three other prominent gun groups oversees Families Afield. In less than a decade, Families Afield has pushed more than 30 states to jettison regulations that protect kids from guns – removing age restrictions on hunting licenses or no longer requiring that children take a gun-safety course before going hunting with Dad.

The seduction of youth goes far beyond hunting. Online ammo superstore MidwayUSA is particularly aggressive in promoting youth shooting, sponsoring events like National Take Your Daughter to the Range Day, for "girls six and up." A photo posted on the event's website under the heading "Shoot Like a Girl" shows a dad helping his daughter, perhaps eight years old, aim an AR-15 with a collapsible stock and a monster clip.

Top industry players also support a magazine called Junior Shooters– gun porn for children as young as eight; a recent edition featured a photo of a Rock River LAR-15 assault rifle under the headline awesome! The magazine entices advertisers with the promise of reaching "the next generation of shooters and voters!" And many of its articles are written "for kids, by kids" like the piece by "Winchester" Reed Harrison titled "I Love Cowboy Action Shooting" – a sport in which shooters pretend to be Wyatt Earp by firing real-life rifles, pistols and shotguns. The nine-year-old columnist writes fondly of learning to shoot at age four, adding, "I love my guns because they are cool in every way."


Read more: http://www.rollingst...8#ixzz2S3eVmpbb

As the 9 year old, who learned to shoot at age 4, says "Guns are cool in every way..."

Pretty simple...

Fire away!


Gun porn?

Indeed.

No wonder you're not taken seriously.


I learned to shoot pretty young too (10 or 11, if memory serves me well), and there's nothing wrong with teaching young people how to handle firearms. It was one of the things a lot of boys did when and where I grew up; you learned in the Boy Scouts, at the Boy’s Club, YMCA, summer camp, etc. or from your old man if he was a hunter.

It was no big deal and there were hardly any guns on the streets back then. In school, knuckles were the weapons of choice. Even the street gangs back then settled things with bricks, switchblades, and bike chains. And there were no background checks and stuff like that. You had to register hand guns but just about any adult could purchase a long gun without having to answer questions. So it’s not guns that are the problem; it’s the people. You want to fix the problem, better start fixing the people.

Also…

You do understand the difference between a kid learning a skill under adult instruction and supervision and handing a kid a loaded gun and saying, "Here, junior, go stick this in a corner of your room with the rest of your toys you like to play with", right?

That was incredibly stupid, possibly criminally stupid.

Edited by bullmikey, 01 May 2013 - 12:22 PM.


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:09 PM

Who killed Tytrell?? :confused:


Go away troll

#13 veritas

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:09 PM

Gun makers biggest targets now are kids and women..

1. Hook the Kids

To goose future growth, the gun industry is aggressively marketing guns to children as young as the first-graders slaughtered in Newtown. "By the time kids are in fifth grade, or even before, they're already being pulled away by the allure of video games, organized sports or other activities,"



Yes, because we all know there are no guns in video games. Oy....:rolleyes:

#14 naive

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:10 PM

Gun porn?

Indeed.

No wonder you're not taken seriously.


I learned to shoot pretty young too (10 or 11, if memory serves me well), and there's nothing wrong with teaching young people how to handle firearms. It was one of the things a lot of boys did when and where I grew up; you learned in the Boy Scouts, at the Boy’s Club, YMCA, summer camp, etc. or from your old man if he was a hunter.

It was no big deal and there were hardly any guns on the streets back then. In school, knuckles were the weapons of choice. Even the street gangs back then settled things with bricks, switchblades, and bike chains. And there were no background checks and stuff like that. You hand to register hand guns but just about any adult could purchase a long gun without having to answer . So it’s not guns that are the problem; it’s the people. You want to fix the problem, better start fixing the people.

Also…

You do understand the difference between a kid learning a skill under adult instruction and supervision and handing a kid a loaded gun and saying, "Here, junior, go stick this in a corner of your room with the rest of your toys you like to play with", right?

That was incredibly stupid, possibly criminally stupid.


i did not write the article, nor am I the 9 year old who thinks guns are cool in every way...

There are MOUNTAINS of truths in that article...

BTW, the gun used to kill his sister belonged to junior... What else is he supposed to do with his toys?? Parents say clean up your toys, he does...His toys, like many kids nowadays, thanks to the gun makers, are guns...They don't shoot caps, like the ones we had growing up..

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:10 PM

The parents need to be held criminally responsible here.

#16 banner1124

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:11 PM

Yes, because we all know there are no guns in video games. Oy....:rolleyes:


What, exactly, do guns in video games have to do with anything?

#17 veritas

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:14 PM

What, exactly, do guns in video games have to do with anything?


Apparently, this guy is supposedly saying kids are more interested in video games than in guns as if endless shooting and mayhem is not involved in most video games. I'd wager that a kid going hunting or learning to shoot with his parent is far less of a potential danger than some kid playing six hours of violent video games a day for years.

#18 CajunRaven

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:19 PM

This was no accident. It was death on account of criminal stupidity.


Correct, the parents should be charged with criminally neglient homicide.

#19 bullmikey

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:25 PM

i did not write the article, nor am I the 9 year old who thinks guns are cool in every way...

There are MOUNTAINS of truths in that article...

BTW, the gun used to kill his sister belonged to junior... What else is he supposed to do with his toys?? Parents say clean up your toys, he does...His toys, like many kids nowadays, thanks to the gun makers, are guns...They don't shoot caps, like the ones we had growing up..


A gun is not a toy.

#20 veritas

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:26 PM

Correct, the parents should be charged with criminally neglient homicide.


Yep....




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