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#1 NanuqoftheNorth

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 08:25 AM

 

Authorities have identified the Phoenix man shot by his 4-year-old son while visiting in Prescott Valley on Friday as Justin Stanfield Thomas.

Police officers say they found the 35-year-old in critical condition at a home near Yavapai Road and Truwood Drive around 12:30 p.m. He later died in the hospital, said Brandon Bonney, a spokesman for the Prescott Police Department.

 

Thomas made an unannounced visit to a friend in the home and was only there for a few minutes before he was shot. The gun may not have been put away, which is how the child found it in the living room, Bonney said.

 

Bonney said the gun may have been accessible because the homeowner wasn’t expecting the young visitor.

 

The child was released to his mother, Bonney said.

 

The investigation is still ongoing. Bonney said it looks like an accidental shooting.

 

http://www.azcentral...ather-abrk.html

 

Guns don't kill people, toddlers do (apparently).

 

If there had only been a good toddler with a gun to prevent this tragedy.

 

Dad should have been carrying too, it would have made for a fairer fight.

 

Seriously, the homeowner should be held responsible for this completely avoidable tragedy, but it appears it will be treated as an "accident". 



#2 CatofWar

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 08:34 AM

Guns. Pitbulls. Help!

#3 MadHatter

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 09:16 AM

Another stupid thread.

A handgun that was not put away. The adult is an idiot for leaving it out...but banning the gun is not the answer.

Charge the adult living in the home with criminally negligent homicide.

#4 Floppin

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 09:31 AM

Nanuq, you baffle me. In some threads you rail against privacy invasion and the large overstep of our ever growing surveillance state and our government's power grab of our personal liberties and freedoms, and then you make thread after thread about banning fuging dogs and guns.............

 

 



#5 Panthro

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 09:32 AM

All gun owners are "responsible" until something happens.



#6 Kettle

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 09:35 AM

There needs to be more accountability and responsibility by gun owners.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 09:40 AM

Good luck.

 

These nimrods want all these rules and regulations around voting but are vehemently opposed to doing anything even close to that with guns.

 

 



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 09:45 AM

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#9 mav1234

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 09:51 AM

Nanuq, you baffle me. In some threads you rail against privacy invasion and the large overstep of our ever growing surveillance state and our government's power grab of our personal liberties and freedoms, and then you make thread after thread about banning fuging dogs and guns.............

 

This doesn't need to be an either or, IMO.  These are, as far as I'm concerned, not identical issues, even if you can boil them down to similar talking points or slogans, a society can exist wherein strict gun regulations exist but the government isn't using drones to take your DNA while reading your emails off your iPhone.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 09:54 AM

This doesn't need to be an either or, IMO.  These are, as far as I'm concerned, not identical issues, even if you can boil them down to similar talking points or slogans, a society can exist wherein strict gun regulations exist but the government isn't using drones to take your DNA while reading your emails off your iPhone.

 

I think we have differing ideology. I don't trust a government that is given enough power to restrict citizen arms and I think that the various subjects (gun control and privacy invasion/liberty restriction etc) run directly parallel. 



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 09:59 AM

obviously we should ban 4 year olds



#12 Floppin

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 10:05 AM

I know that I'm some batshit looney, but I will always believe that any weapon, that the domestic police and standing army (I'm willing to limit this to during "peace time") are allowed to carry, should be allowed to be carried by your average law abiding citizen - assuming they pass all requisite background checks etc.

 

If Larry-Joe Sheriff tard is allowed to wear full body armor with flashbangs and grenades on his belt while sporting a night-vision helmet and fully auto MP5, well we should be able to as well. 

 

I don't even own a single gun, btw.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 10:13 AM

I'd be fine with that (...or not quite any weapon but most) if the individual not only undergoes background checks but also training in the weapon's usage that is equivalent to the training that police and military personnel undergo. 



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 10:15 AM

I'd be fine with that (...or not quite any weapon but most) if the individual not only undergoes background checks but also training in the weapon's usage that is equivalent to the training that police and military personnel undergo. 

 

Yeah, weapon specific training. That's fine. 



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 10:16 AM

should the average american idiot be allowed to build their own tesla coil?

 




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