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

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This is why mandatory weapons training with an emphasis on safety should be a requirement prior to anyone purchasing/using a firearm.  People often don't consider/fully appreciate the ramifications of their decisions and a safety training course would likely help reduce the number of tragedies like this one.  Here is a similar incident that took place earlier this week.

 

A 5-year-old girl from the Southwest Alaska community of Mountain Village was shot and killed by her 8-year-old brother on Monday, Alaska State Troopers reported. The two young children had been left home alone when the shooting took place, troopers said.

Few details were available Tuesday, but the 8-year-old was reportedly playing with a .22-caliber Ruger rifle when the weapon discharged, fatally shooting his sister at about 2:20 p.m. Monday. It was not immediately clear if the shooting was accidental or intentional, and the girl's body was sent to the State Medical Examiner's office in Anchorage for an autopsy. The boy was familiar with the weapon and had used it the previous day to go hunting, according to Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters.

Peters added it was too early to say if the parents of the slain girl would face any potential charges related to leaving the children unattended for the "short period" in which the shooting took place. "It all depends on the facts of the case," and what the investigation reveals, she said

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130430/5-year-old-shot-killed-8-year-old-brother-remote-alaska

 

 

 

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This is why mandatory weapons training with an emphasis on safety should be a requirement prior to anyone purchasing/using a firearm.  People often don't consider/fully appreciate the ramifications of their decisions and a safety training course would likely help reduce the number of tragedies like this one.  Here is a similar incident that took place earlier this week.

 

A 5-year-old girl from the Southwest Alaska community of Mountain Village was shot and killed by her 8-year-old brother on Monday, Alaska State Troopers reported. The two young children had been left home alone when the shooting took place, troopers said.

Few details were available Tuesday, but the 8-year-old was reportedly playing with a .22-caliber Ruger rifle when the weapon discharged, fatally shooting his sister at about 2:20 p.m. Monday. It was not immediately clear if the shooting was accidental or intentional, and the girl's body was sent to the State Medical Examiner's office in Anchorage for an autopsy. The boy was familiar with the weapon and had used it the previous day to go hunting, according to Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters.

Peters added it was too early to say if the parents of the slain girl would face any potential charges related to leaving the children unattended for the "short period" in which the shooting took place. "It all depends on the facts of the case," and what the investigation reveals, she said

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130430/5-year-old-shot-killed-8-year-old-brother-remote-alaska

 

 

I agree with you that there should be mandatory gun safety courses to own a gun.

 

But, it is the parent in both cases that is the idiot.

 

I am sorry, but an 8 yo is not old enough to understand and comprehend the dangers of owning/handling a gun.  They are just flat out not mature and developed enough.

 

No child should be give a gun at that age.

 

Not to mention that the parents should be charged with neglect.....who in their right mind leaves a 5 yo and 8 yo home ALONE.

 

 

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I agree with you that there should be mandatory gun safety courses to own a gun.

 

But, it is the parent in both cases that is the idiot.

 

I am sorry, but an 8 yo is not old enough to understand and comprehend the dangers of owning/handling a gun.  They are just flat out not mature and developed enough.

 

No child should be give a gun at that age.

 

Not to mention that the parents should be charged with neglect.....who in their right mind leaves a 5 yo and 8 yo home ALONE.

If individuals that met the medical definition of "idiot" were the primary source of accidental gun deaths it would be a relatively easy process to eliminate most, if not all of these unfortunate incidents. Doctor to Gun Salesman: "That guy is an Idiot, don't sell him a gun!" Gun Salesman to Doctor: "OK". Unfortunately, I suspect most accidental firearm deaths are caused by people that are only "acting" like idiots. If that is true, it will be infinitely harder to identify those individuals ahead of time, since for them, being an "idiot" is not a permanent disability (though at times it may seem that way).  ;)

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thank you, children, for sacrificing your lives to protect our Second Amendment. You are Patriots, and I think we should put your faces on a race car to prove it.

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Kid would have killed her with a fork if the gun wasn't available.

If the 2 year old would have just had a gun to protect herself...

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gotta crack a few eggs to make an omelet right

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Horrible, horrible situation...

Parents are totally at fault.

Wow at some of the comments in this thread... just, wow.

Not surprised in the slightest however.

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Wow at some of the comments in this thread... just, wow.

Not surprised in the slightest however.

 

that it's a horrible tragedy is a given, these things are naturally going to be indexed into the context of the current national debate on gun control. i understand your sentiment but i don't think you should interpret it as no one caring that this happened

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that it's a horrible tragedy is a given, these things are naturally going to be indexed into the context of the current national debate on gun control. i understand your sentiment but i don't think you should interpret it as no one caring that this happened

It's not that I think that it's a "no one caring" thing...

I think people care... but also care more about their own agenda... on both sides.

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