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LAPD officer shot today...by his son

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by choochboost, Jul 11, 2006.

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  1. choochboost

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    He was off-duty, driving his pickup with his young son in the extra cab behind him. The local news outlets can't decide whether his son was 3 or 4 years old. The kid discovered the 9mm handgun (reported to be a Glock) and pulled the trigger. The bullet went through the driver's seat before hitting him. It will be interesting to see how much of this is blamed on the Glock for not having a manual safety...after all, guns kill people.
     
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    Any links?
     
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    "I's the only one prfshhhonal enuffff....."
     
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    Well it may have been after all, but don't reporters usually refer to cops' handguns as "service revolvers"? It drives me insane.

    Another thought, does a small 3-4 year old child have the strength to pull a revolver trigger? Maybe yes, maybe no. I'm not a father so what do I know?
     
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    Funny looking revolver he's got there.......;)
     
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    I used to own a Glock 9mm revolver. I sold it in exchange for 5,000 rounds of .22 LR and a wheelbarrow. :rolleyes:
     
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    A revolver?

    I guess LA Times see's a revolver, I see a semi auto
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  10. choochboost

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    From that photo it looks like a Beretta.

    FWIW, a second handgun was discovered in the truck as well. Who knows if the gun in the picture was the one that fired the shot.
     
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    The picture doesn't look like a Glock either.
     
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    Three year old shoots and kills daddy?

    Damn.....just damn........

    Nah, that kid won't be screwed up any...............did I say "damn?"

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    The only similarity I see there is two shot cops. Other than that, the circumstances are very different IMO.
     
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    The daddy is alive.

     
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    If that picture is of the gun, it's definitely a Beretta. Has the very distinctive open slide over the barrel.

    My prayers go the LE and his family. Not a good thing to happen to anyone.
     
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    On the late local news tonight, the ABC affiliate is still reporting the boy is 3 years old. They are also saying the bullet is still lodged in his chest, contrary to other reports. He is heavily sedated and on a ventilator.
     
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    Well dayum.

    The good news...if he was functional enough to get the truck stopped, no spine damage. If he's alive now, he'll probably make it. Ghaaa what a mess but...could have been worse.
     
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    Well, he has a good chance, if he doesn't throw a clot or something. Prayers to the family.:(
     
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    That is certainly tragic...hope he pulls through.

    But I gotta ask:

    Will this guy be charged with leaving his weapon unsecured in such a way as to allow a minor access?

    California has a law against this, and I'm sure the average citizen would be looking at criminal charges. Child endangerment, too.

    The average Joe here would probably have his kid(s) placed in protective custody.

    Am I saying that all of the above is right? Not necessarily, but I do promote the concept of equal treatment.

    It will be interesting to see what happens...

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    Thats one kid that's going to get a spanking when Dad gets home. :what:

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    I don't think it's the kid that deserves the spanking. You can't expect to leave a 'toy' like that lying around within reach of a 3-year-old and not expect the kid to play with it. If the father survives, i'd say that he's suffered enough already, but had he not been shot, he'd certainly deserve a 'spanking' in this case, or a very good 'talking to' at the least.
     
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    "Now son, if you're going to shoot me while I'm driving, I'm not going to keep the gun in the backseat anymore!" lol. Seriously, its a tragic event, that will probably be followed by even more gun control, but hopefully only in California and not nation-wide.
     
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    Sorry situation. Prayers for a rapid and complete recovery.
     
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    Keep in mind that the kid should have been secured in a car seat. That pistol had to have been awfully close for him to get a hold of it.
     
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