This is enough stupidity to aggravate the hell out of me


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HOME DEPOT GEORGE
December 27, 2011, 02:17 PM
http://www.cfnews13.com/article/news/2011/december/362501/2-year-old-accidently-shot-in-head Not only should the idiot who shot the little girl be hanged but if the authorities who declined to file charges believing this was accidental should be fired. Guns dont go off unless the trigger is pulled!

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wannabeagunsmith
December 27, 2011, 02:19 PM
I think what they mean is that he accidently shot her, obviously it wasn't an accident that the gun went off, or he was just plan stupid for not checking the chamber.

The-Reaver
December 27, 2011, 02:55 PM
This is why you never leave the chamber hot. & you always clear it prior to doing anything with it.

I mean come on it doesn't take much to rack a round if need be.

Ghost Tracker
December 27, 2011, 03:08 PM
Folks get killed every day from firearm AD/ND. Folks get killed every day by non-gun accidents & negligence. Accidents are, by definition, mistakes. Negligence is, by definition, a mistake that no moral, thinking person should risk. I hope you've never made a mistake. I pray the results of your mistake weren't seriously injurious or fatal. But if "the idiot who shot the little girl" is a moral, thinking person he will pay a dreadful & lifelong penalty for this mistake, prosecuted or not.

ROCKFISH
December 27, 2011, 03:20 PM
Accidents happen. Unfortunate but true. Save your anger for the willfull criminals
who never seem to get punished.

Schutzen
December 27, 2011, 04:56 PM
The link you posted says "charges are pending".

Hamilton Felix
December 27, 2011, 06:04 PM
Buddy of mine came VERY close:

Went to gun show, got a rifle he'd been drooling after for years, enjoyed gun show with family. Among others, his son, son-in-law, etc. were around. They get back from show, go shooting and try out the nice BLR .308 rifle, then back home. He cleans the rifle and hangs on pegboard in his gun room, removable magazine loaded, but nothing chambered.

Dad comes over that night, and they tell him about the recent acquisition.
Long ago, his Dad was a champion level shooter in military. But Dad is losing it a bit these days. He's noticed a few things at the range that made him wonder...

Dad goes and gets new rifle, takes into living room, works action without checking, aims at big screen TV and pulls trigger. S.A. surplus FMJ .308 goes through TV, through wall, blows bits and chunks as it cruises through bedroom behind wall. My buddy's one year old grandson is hit by something. Panic ensues, blood, commotion, etc.

They were lucky. Kid got full treatment including chopper to trauma center. Turns out he was just winged by a flying fragment, as far as anyone can tell. He's fine. But that's about as close as you can come to having head blown off and still be OK.

My buddy is a "preparedness" guy, but that gun "ready room" not always locked away from the rest of the house, with magazines (but not chambers) loaded, turned out to be a bad idea. I hope he's realizing that this works for "Burt" in the first Tremors movie, but not so well in real life.

No charges filed, but my buddy still isn't sleeping all that well.

Not staying on top of Dad's declining faculties was a bad idea. NOW he's aware that Dad is not the safe handler of guns he once was. You may not expect it from family members who used to be responsible, but Mr. Murphy never sleeps...

If some fool can get to your house gun, eventually some fool will. Plan accordingly. Sure glad the little guy is OK. But now my buddy is on "their" radar...

HOME DEPOT GEORGE
December 27, 2011, 07:09 PM
Child died this evening and what do you know the shooter is in jail under an immigration hold and for giving a false name. The big question is if he is an illegal what charges can be brought against him since possession of the gun was illegal.

Mr.Blue
December 27, 2011, 07:18 PM
Since he was illegally in possession of the gun, and breaking immigration law, I hope he gets charged with criminally negligent homicide. If this was someone not consciously breaking the law, I would be okay with no charges being filed.

M-Cameron
December 27, 2011, 07:24 PM
Since he was illegally in possession of the gun, and breaking immigration law, I hope he gets charged with criminally negligent homicide. If this was someone not consciously breaking the law, I would be okay with no charges being filed.

ok...ive read that article over several times now.....

could you please point out to me where it says he was:
1) breaking immigration law
2) owned the gun illegally


because for the life of me...i could not find it.

NavyLCDR
December 27, 2011, 07:31 PM
Sounds like what some people are saying in this thread is that negligence which causes an "accident" should never rise to the level of criminal negligence?

If it was "just an accident", why did he give a false name to police?

My sympathy meter for Christian Galarza-Rodriguez is below "E".

HOME DEPOT GEORGE
December 27, 2011, 07:47 PM
If I'm correct you have to be a US citizen or resident alien with a green card to possess a firearm. If he was in fact here illegally he would not be allowed to posses a gun. The question is what charges could they bring against him.Here is the link stating that immigration has been notified.http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/police-gun-accidentally-fired-bullet-hit-toddler/nF9YF/

Mr.Blue
December 27, 2011, 07:48 PM
ok...ive read that article over several times now.....

could you please point out to me where it says he was:
1) breaking immigration law
2) owned the gun illegally


because for the life of me...i could not find it.

It was in another article that I read on the subject. Someone above mentions it also.

Art Eatman
December 27, 2011, 11:07 PM
While tragic, such daily news is not THR material...

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