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Mother & boyfriend charged in 3 yr old shooting

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by civilian75, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Get the rest at:
    Eric Vita and Jahnisha McIntosh Charged in Accidental Shooting Death of Young Boy in Tacoma - Seattle News - The Daily Weekly

    A tragedy that could have so easily be averted.
     
  2. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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  3. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    As a father of a 3 year old, this saddens me very deeply. I am always vigilant about properly storing my guns so that he can't get at them. Age appropriate gun education,(not touching guns unless daddy is holding it and allowing it, etc.) is also, absolutely essential.
     
  4. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the double/triple post. But, to my defense, I searched forums for unique words like the sames of the suspects and victim and found nothing.
     
  5. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    No worries. I was just including those as kind of a cross reference for folks.
     
  6. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    This seemed the inevitable for this poor kid if his mom hung out with this idiot for long.
    He would show off the gun to friends and this little boy,then show off the laser too.
    So the kid was fascinated by the gun.Apparently the friends ,not so much.
    He was wearing the gun in his pants,not a holster,and was "sagging" that night.The store clerk had already called the cops on him before cause the gun would show.

    Basically this guy was a walking time bomb and a poster boy for gun safety classes.
    Not sure I'm 100% sure who pulled the trigger though.I never believe these things when there is a boyfriend who is not the kid's dad.
    How did the kid shoot himself in the middle of the forehead? Maybe I'm just cynical?
    Naa I guess they would look at the security vids.
     
  7. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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  8. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    So out of the 3 cases, 2 of them are bringing charges. So the cop gets to walk free, that is BS (unless something changed I didn't hear about). If they are off-duty they should be held to the same standards as the rest of us low life civilians .
     
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  9. Rich7944

    Rich7944 Kent, Wa. Active Member

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    The guy is negligent and reckless for leaving one in the chamber around children if nothing else.

    No we don't need trigger locks in Wa. everybody needs education.

    Has anyone asked what in the hell this guy was doing in Tacoma at 12:30am with 2 children in the car?
     
  10. humdrum

    humdrum Lakewood Active Member

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    That was our first question (wife and I) and being local to the area I am fully aware of the clientele that frequent that particular corner, and in no way is it "family-friendly" even at 12:30 in the afternoon. To even have the children there at that hour, in my opinion, shows alot for his character.
     
  11. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    Who cares, last I checked we still had a right to be anywhere at anytime.
     
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    humdrum Lakewood Active Member

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    I don't think anyone is questioning a persons right to do what they want, when they want so long as it's within the law to do so. The question was one of common-sense and why things played out the way they did considering the culmination of the tragic-event was preventable.
     
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  13. Rich7944

    Rich7944 Kent, Wa. Active Member

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    Definetly not questioning rights but I think it says something about a person if they are in that area at that time of the night,
     
  14. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Yes you do, but if it indicates possible criminal behavior and negligence in care of a child it can go against you in court.. actions have consequences
     
  15. Rich7944

    Rich7944 Kent, Wa. Active Member

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    Yeah, what he said.
    The boyfriend in situation is obviously not resposible enough to be in possesion of a firearm and I am sure the court will see it that way also. Not too sure how much punishment the mother should recieve since I do not know all the particulars of the case but if I was the father of that child I would be reaching out and touching the boyfriend.
     
  16. enjr4

    enjr4 Renton, WA Active Member

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    My question exactly!
     
  17. humdrum

    humdrum Lakewood Active Member

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    By no means am I an opponent of law enforcement; but when it comes to the officers of the law that claim "superior training" and "situational awareness" over us civilians, (when it is in thier favor to keep the citzens unarmed, and therefor 'safe' for/in society because they feel us inept in using/carrying firearms for defense) to be so negligent with his/her firearm and then go free just because of his/her position as an officer in a crime that would have otherwise landed anyone of us in the slammer is BS. If anything, when those that are sworn to "serve and protect" do anything but that and cause harm to the innocent, should be held to a higher-standard of punishment.
     
  18. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I dont know why they are charging the mother, since she isnt the one who left an unsecured weapon lying around where a child could get it. From what I can tell her only crime is having an idiot for a boyfriend.
     
  19. Hardwood floor guy

    Hardwood floor guy Beaverton Active Member

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    her parents should be charged for naming her jahnisha...
     
  20. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    Really, now we are judging people by the area and time they are there?? Last I checked a gas station was a legitimate stop. When the government does this everybody goes crazy, but it is OK for us to have double standards.