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Another "gun cleaning" accident

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by RNB65, Dec 22, 2006.

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  1. RNB65

    RNB65 Member

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    Brain-dead idiot managed to shoot two of his kids. :banghead: :cuss: :mad:

    I believe the operative words here are, "something to that effect."

     
  2. History Prof

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    I'm glad that the worst thing I did in my young and stupid "or something to that effect" days was destroy a TV. One learns the rules quickly when dad makes you buy a new one......
     
  3. model4006

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    im sick of people calling these gun "cleaning" accidents. thats crap. you cant clean a gun with bullets in it. so your gun either went off when you were unloading it to clean it, or you simply shot two of your children because your retarded. :cuss:
     
  4. Zoogster

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    I agree, it may be possible, and I hope I never have any serious accidents and will follow the 4 rules to insure that possibility is near nill.

    But seriously cleaning requires and empty gun, the main parts that you are cleaning require an empty chamber to physicly clean nvm that it is the first thing a responsible owner should check. But to manage to injure 2 children at once? That is some coincidence. It could happen, but something tells me these reporters are just quick to jump on 'while it was being cleaned the evil gun attacked 2 innocent children' stories for a story or political agenda reasons.
    I hope the kids are okay.
     
  5. 51Cards

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    :what:

    Sort of like backing up down the driveway and running over a kid. Except it doesn't play as well in the media that way.

    If we look around, day-to-day, we find more negligence as a component in so many other activities. The problem with these stories is twofold: 1) it isn't an "accident," it's "negligence;" and 2) the nature of the activity should cause even greater care.

    The way I see it, negligence in a vehicle counts for, say, one Brain Cloud Point (your point system may vary); negligence with a power tool, say, counts for something like two Brain Cloud Points; negligence with a firearm has to be around five BCP, minimum.
     
  6. B.D. Turner

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    There is NO excuse for something like this happening.
     
  7. jondar

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    It happens. We lost two members of our platoon when a negligent discharge of a carbine happened. The shooter was clearing the chamber with his finger inside the trigger guard. Two dead and one life ruined forever.
     
  8. B.D. Turner

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    Being stupid should have a price. People involved in incidents like these should be punished as an example for others.
     
  9. 1911 guy

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    Agreed.

    Owning, using and carrying a firearm is a responsibility that should NEVER be taken lightly. IMO, the right to own a firearm should be protected, but some training should be required at the persons first purchase. Even if it's a $10 vidoe the buyer can take home. It should include graphic pictures of gunshot wounds and the admonition to "Be careful or you may do this to someone you love">
     
  10. Gbro

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    A google search of this incident turned up (as usual) several diferent versions of what might have caused this tragedy. The details aren't being released.
    My heart goes out to this familey.
    We all need a reality check once in a while, however we get it too often here.

    We were sitting with a couple at an emergency care conference dinner years ago, having never met before but with years of service in prehospital care. That evening when that couple drove into there driveway they were met by there own crew, along with the Sheriff. One of their children had done what so many parents say their children would never do. The shot went through the ceiling and killed the younger sister. I will always remember this and other tragedys like this that happen each time i hold firearms safety classes.
    (I want to say) This was before gun safes were very popular, But i am lost for word in regard to gun safe use. I know i didn't have one at that time though.

    Gbro
     
  11. RioShooter

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    Making an example of someone will have no effect on STUPID people. But it is a good reminder for those that are not stupid.
     
  12. Missashot

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    That is terrible!
    I hope those kids make it OK. My prayers go out to them.
    I also hope that I NEVER make a stupid mistake like that! I won't even get any of my guns out in front of our daughter. That way I know that the chances of something like that happening are none. ( I pray that I never have a brain fart in the future to put her or anyone else in danger like that.)
    It makes me nervous for her to run up and grab me around my legs while I'm carrying. But the gun is locked in it's holster and the safety is on then. But even then, I try to keep her on my left side.:)
     
  13. Mr White

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    Very unfortunate. My prayers are with those two kids... That they recover fully and that they survive to adulthood despite the fact that their father is a moron.

    Its sad but there will always be shootings like these. Most 'gun people' have it ingrained to clear a gun as soon as they pick it up, to follow the Four Rules, and to know their guns inside and out. But as we all know, there are many gun owners who are not gun people. They buy a gun, have no clue about safety, are very tentative when handling it, or just think they are too cool or too smart to have to follow The Four Rules.

    These people will not read a book or take a class or listen to anyone telling them anything. Next to the intentional criminal use of firearms, these people are our worst enemy.
     
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    That's for me to know and not you!
    This is a tragedy, I mean not only one but both kids. I hope the kids pull out ok.
     
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