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Old 03-19-2018, 10:42 AM
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Default 9 year old shoots his sister over video game controller

This story sickens me.....so sad

http://abcnews.go.com/US/mississippi...ry?id=53846915
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Old 03-20-2018, 03:03 AM
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Ok, how does a 13 year-old just "grab a gun"? We hear about "responsible gun-ownership but if the gun is not safe from a 13-year-old then you are not a responsible gun owner. I have family in Switzerland, a country with high gun ownership but hardly any shooting incidents. They are required to keep their gun locked away, unloaded and keep ammunition separate. Plus they are inspected once a year by local police to ensure that they adhere to these regulations. These are only SOME of the regulations surrounding guns in Switzerland. But hey, I guess that thoughts and prayers will make it all better for the family.
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America. A place where you send your kids to school and support the rights of some maniac with a gun to shoot them.
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America. A place where you send your kids to school and support the rights of some maniac with a gun to shoot them.
But muh second amendment!
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Old 03-20-2018, 04:49 AM
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Anything else is disurspecting 'murica.

I can pretty much guarantee we British are not going to invade.
The armed services have suffered from those 'difficult choices' like everybody else.
By now, I suspect we are down to a few of those banned Poundland catapults and a lad who reckons he can borrow his uncle's air rifle.
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I just read the details elsewhere, and you are so right about it being sickening, Steadmund.

This is why you must keep household guns locked up. But in the South they are so much a part of life that a nine-year-old not only can get his hands on one from his parents' nightstand in their bedroom, he can also aim and fire it at his older sister, killing her with a shot to the back of the head.

I suppose the NRA will still claim it wasn't the gun's fault, but we must draw a line somewhere. Making a society where a child naturally thinks of a gun as a solution to a quarrel is simply unacceptable.
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I just read the details elsewhere, and you are so right about it being sickening, Steadmund.

This is why you must keep household guns locked up. But in the South they are so much a part of life that a nine-year-old not only can get his hands on one from his parents' nightstand in their bedroom, he can also aim and fire it at his older sister, killing her with a shot to the back of the head.

I suppose the NRA will still claim it wasn't the gun's fault, but we must draw a line somewhere. Making a society where a child naturally thinks of a gun as a solution to a quarrel is simply unacceptable.
Not only that.. I am waiting for the NRA or other gun lobby to give us the B/S line " well if the sister were armed too this wouldn't have happened... more guns make us safer"

Look... I am not against guns.. I DO NOT think they should be banned outright, I have no problem with gun ownership if it is reasonable and responsible. In fact most people I know are gun owners...but two things really piss me off about them... 1- this obsessive "gun culture" we have.. where people need not one gun but multiple,,, and guns that are not in any way shape or form for "hunting" or "protecting my family"
and 2- the constantly yelling "2nd amendment 2nd amendment" when they don't even read it....if you want to go by what the 2nd amendment says.. fine.. almost all of these people would lose their guns!!!! it is
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
not sure most people who have their guns qualify as a well regulated militia.. hell people keep saying we cant put regulations on guns because of the 2nd amendment... the word REGULATE is in the damn thing!!!!!

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hi all
I agree with everything everyone has posted here. this is sickening.
In 50 0r 100 hundred years or whenever, theyll look back and be amazed at what troglodytes we were for not banning guns sooner.

If I had my druthers, I would ban all assault weapons and hand guns except for military and law enforcement.

hunters can keep there rifles for hunting, but I would make the registration process very stringent.

Not only that the second amendment was clearly intended for use for a militia, seeing we were just at war.
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When a nine year old (certainly old enough to understand the immediate consequences of his actions, if not yet able to grasp the full horror of the deed) kills his own sister over something that ought to be a minor frustration, the problem isn't the type of weapon that he used., or whether it was easy to acquire it. Something is deeply, badly wrong here.
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When a nine year old (certainly old enough to understand the immediate consequences of his actions, if not yet able to grasp the full horror of the deed) kills his own sister over something that ought to be a minor frustration, the problem isn't the type of weapon that he used., or whether it was easy to acquire it. Something is deeply, badly wrong here.
hi Ginger
yes there is. and yes it goes above and beyond gun owner ship. But bottom line-assault weapons and hand guns are made and make it too easy for people to kill other people with them.

let some of these idiots, losers and cowards try to kill people other than the easy way of shooting them and this sort of nonsense will stop eventually, or be greatly decreased.
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