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Kentucky Shooting: Boy, 5, Shoots And Kills 2-Year-Old Sister, Police Say

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BURKESVILLE, Ky. — Authorities in southern Kentucky say a 2-year-old girl has been accidentally shot and killed by her 5-year-old brother, who was playing with a .22-caliber rifle he received as a gift.

 

Kentucky State Police said the toddler was shot just after 1 p.m. CDT Tuesday in Cumberland County and was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

 

Cumberland County Coroner Gary White told the Lexington Herald-Leader that the children's mother was at home at the time.

 

White told the newspaper that the boy received the rifle made for youths last year and is used to shooting it. He said the gun was kept in a corner and the family didn't realize a shell was left inside it.

White said the shooting will be ruled accidental.

 

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

 

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/30/kentucky-shooting_n_3189828.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009

 

Should a 5-year-old be given a damn rifle as a gift??? What the hell is wrong with people. Even Carl in the walking dead is like 12.

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He got the gun last year too. WTF are people thinking?

 

My son who is 6 was at a friends house and I got a call asking if they could play with a bb gun. Um no.

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I didn't give my boy a Red Ryder until he was 8.

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I think cases like this should result in criminal charges, like involuntary manslaughter. fug letting these idiots get off by saying "Oops, it was an accident!"

 

Between choosing to pray for your child instead of taking them to the doctor and giving them guns as "gifts" - it is pretty easy to get rid of children you no longer want and get off with a light or no criminal penalty at all.

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Poor parenting.

My son got a lever action .22 from my dad for his first birthday. It's been in the box since we've received it, but when he's old enough and mature enough, it'll be his.

5's too early. This is especially true for a rifle.

I got a BB gun at 6, and I wasn't very responsible with it.

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fuging crazy. Got my son an air soft colt 1911 for his 7th birthday. We went over the "it's not a toy" thing as well as gun safety. Only allowed to shoot it with me.

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What is the point of a small child having access to any kind of gun before even a single pube sprouts? 

 

I mean, seriously?  I'm trying to understand here.

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What is the point of a small child having access to any kind of gun before even a single pube sprouts? 

 

I mean, seriously?  I'm trying to understand here.

 

Zombies...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But, TBQH the only time they should have access would be under the supervision of a parent or other RESPONSIBLE adult...

All I did with my BB gun was shoot birds (which I learned to regret pretty fast), targets, and glass objects (some of which I learned a five finger lesson for).

 

There will be a point, though, that I want to be comfortable leaving my kids home alone or with their mom, knowing that if they had to, they could defend themselves or their mother with the deadly force of a firearm. It won't be 5 years old, but I could see early to pre-teen years.

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