Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

Child shot in Dallas, OR

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Vantage, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Vantage

    Vantage Pacific Standard Time Active Member

    Messages:
    245
    Likes Received:
    170
    Hope I'm not reposting something that was already posted.

    Did you see this?

    Mother: Son shot after playing with gun from her purse

    My favorite part of the article is the very last line.

    "She said she plans to never keep guns in her house again."

    Right.. because it's the guns fault. Not her handling of the gun.

    I guess she'll never keep kitchen knives in the house either. Or clothing irons. Or a bathtub.. all of these items, gun included, require certain responsibilities, proper usage, and proper storage. Especially when you have a 2 year old around.
     
  2. CharonPDX

    CharonPDX Portland, OR Active Member

    Messages:
    523
    Likes Received:
    214
    If she doesn't keep proper care of her firearm, maybe it's the best for all that she doesn't have one.

    But, yeah, people tend to overreact against the wrong thing in these instances.
     
  3. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,052
    Likes Received:
    970
    So she was most likely illegally concealing a pistol when she left the home and didn't bother to keep her purse out of a toddler's reach.

    Sounds more like negligence to me and a pretty major parenting blunder. It's amazing how "freak accidents" happen much more often when certain conditions are met.
     
  4. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,708
    Likes Received:
    405
    There are at least one firearm accident every week or so, very sad.

    When people realize how dangerous firearms is or being careless can cause something, it's too late.
     
  5. HollisOR

    HollisOR Rural OR, South of Dallas Active Member

    Messages:
    327
    Likes Received:
    45
    Part of our free society, a person can buy a firearm and not know anything about them or firearm safety. Then they can screw up and sue the manufacturer or seller. I sometimes think firearm safety should be taught in our schools. Very sad event.
     
  6. Vantage

    Vantage Pacific Standard Time Active Member

    Messages:
    245
    Likes Received:
    170
    Be careful what you wish for. I, for one, do not think fire arm safety should be taught in schools. My children should learn from me.

    And although this lady was obviously an idiot, I still do agree with our free society and our ability to live as we wish, and make whatever decisions we wish to make, and also to suffer the consequences of the decisions we make. That's what freedom is. Go find your spot of land, make your life, live as you wish and don't bother anyone.

    And people are free to sue who ever they want for whatever reason they want. The problem comes from the verdict. My problem comes from a jury of "peers" who would hold the manufacturer responsible for this persons idiocy.
     
  7. HollisOR

    HollisOR Rural OR, South of Dallas Active Member

    Messages:
    327
    Likes Received:
    45
    I know it is 6 of one or 1/2 dozen of another. Parents need to parent. It does not always happen. I do not have a problem with risk or risky sports, sadly there is number of people and lawyers who will want to transfer that risk to someone else. As I said, "sometimes think".
     
  8. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,109
    Likes Received:
    835
    Life is full of risks and I accept them. Life if full of stupid people and I don't accept them.
     
    HollisOR and (deleted member) like this.