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With gun owned by moron.

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CONWAY, S.C. — Authorities say a 2-year-old boy died on Christmas Day after he grabbed a loaded gun left on a table in a home in Conway and shot himself.

Horry County Police said Wednesday they arrested the 30-year-old man who brought the gun into the home. Rondell Smith is charged with involuntary manslaughter.


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So can we at least agree that an IQ test should be administered before some inbred exercises his 2nd Amendment rights?
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One innocent life snuffed out because of an adult's carelessness, or complete disregard, or whatever, it doesn't even seem to matter anymore... Insane.    :(


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If only Wayne LaPierre could have a few more thousand memberships, he could start providing armed guards for toddlers.
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Looks like the dead child's father was the one who left the loaded gun on the table!  Tragic.

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With gun owned by moron.

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CONWAY, S.C. — Authorities say a 2-year-old boy died on Christmas Day after he grabbed a loaded gun left on a table in a home in Conway and shot himself.

Horry County Police said Wednesday they arrested the 30-year-old man who brought the gun into the home. Rondell Smith is charged with involuntary manslaughter.


http://chronicle.augusta.com/news....xfinity

So can we at least agree that an IQ test should be administered before some inbred exercises his 2nd Amendment rights?

...or has kids at all...

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...or has kids at all...

Amen

I am always amazed at the endless hoops commited couples have to jump through to adopt a child when we let any idiots produce all the offsrping they want with no regard for their suitability


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Another case where a smart gun would have averted tragedy, cancelled out the stupidity of an adult gun owner who had litter or no regard for human life.

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Another Christmas tragedy that could have been prevented by smart gun technology, since we don't seem to have responsible adults in the lives of these children:

(Memphis) A 10-year-old boy was shot and killed when he and his brother were handling a gun Tuesday afternoon.

Memphis police were called to the 3200 block of Coleman Avenue at 1:19 p.m. to find 10-year-old Alfreddie Gipson shot in the abdomen area. He was taken to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in extremely critical condition, but was later pronounced dead.

Tuesday night, police would only say the brothers got a hold of an unsecured handgun in a bedroom. An adult family member was at home at the time, but did not know the children had found the gun.

Police said the gun went off and struck Gipson.

The MPD’s homicide bureau is treating the incident as an accidental shooting. The 12-year-old brother is back with family, and no criminal charges will be filed at this point.


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AAA officials are reminding U.S. drivers and passengers alike New Year's Day consistently ranks as the year's deadliest day for alcohol-related fatalities.

http://www.upi.com/Health_....6629836

We can fix that with just two simple laws.  1. outlaw alcohol.  2. require ignition locks on all vehicles.  Even if you think 1 might fail (and why would you?) you'd have to agree that 2 would work, wouldn't you?

Or we could just outlaw New Year's eve, because obviously it is causing all these fatalities.
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Same 'ol, same 'ol.

Just bury your head a little deeper in the sand.  Hope that sand is well seasoned.


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Same 'ol, same 'ol.

Just bury your head a little deeper in the sand.  Hope that sand is well seasoned.

I don't think that is sand.
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AAA officials are reminding U.S. drivers and passengers alike New Year's Day consistently ranks as the year's deadliest day for alcohol-related fatalities.

http://www.upi.com/Health_....6629836

We can fix that with just two simple laws.  1. outlaw alcohol.  2. require ignition locks on all vehicles.  Even if you think 1 might fail (and why would you?) you'd have to agree that 2 would work, wouldn't you?

Or we could just outlaw New Year's eve, because obviously it is causing all these fatalities.

Or we could stop making ridiculous scenarios about vehicle safety regulations, just to protect our right to carry a gun.

If you were critically thinking about this, you might have suggested that all new cars be made with a "breathalyzer" type device that prevents engine from starting when a dangerous level of blood alcohol is recognized.  That seems reasonable, doesn't it? I know I'd support it, if it would meaningfully reduce auto deaths where alcohol was a factor.

No need to outlaw alcohol.  Now if only gun owners would come to the realization that no one is trying to take their precious toys away, and that we are only asking for sensible regulations, we could have a real discussion instead of this nonsense.


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Just bury your head a little deeper in the sand.  Hope that sand is well seasoned.

Same old same old logic you can't answer.

Is alcohol that important to your life that you can't imagine impinging on your right to ingest it?

Is drunk driving so small a problem that ignition locks are not worth consideration?

You are supposed to wear pants under those chaps to keep yourself from being exposed.
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Same 'ol, same 'ol.

Just bury your head a little deeper in the sand.  Hope that sand is well seasoned.

Same old same old logic you can't answer.

Is alcohol that important to your life that you can't imagine impinging on your right to ingest it?

Is drunk driving so small a problem that ignition locks are not worth consideration?

You are supposed to wear pants under those chaps to keep yourself from being exposed.

So, since you seem to be really hung up on drunk driving...

Let's say we, as a nation, theoretically give in to your demand for ignition locks to prevent drunk driving, in exchange for a reasonable NEW regulation for guns.  What, sir, are you offering exactly?

ETA: I could no longer edit my above post, but I did not realize ignition locks and a breathalyzer ignition were one in the same.  But my question stands, because I think an ignition lock is a reasonable approach to prevent drunk driving.  What is your reasonable approach to better regulate the use of guns?


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Same 'ol, same 'ol.

Just bury your head a little deeper in the sand.  Hope that sand is well seasoned.

Same old same old logic you can't answer.

Is alcohol that important to your life that you can't imagine impinging on your right to ingest it?

Is drunk driving so small a problem that ignition locks are not worth consideration?

You are supposed to wear pants under those chaps to keep yourself from being exposed.

Nogods - it's a pathetic attempt not to address any of the issues involved and instead wander off on your own ramble. You're just avoiding dealing with the consequences of your gun ownership on others.

We have a lot of regulations around alcohol - it's making, it's selling, it's consumption, what we may consume and where and when we may consume it.

Grow up and deal with the question at hand and stop making excuses.

Your right to these weapons cost the majority of these kids their lives. Deal with it and deal with what people are saying to you or suggesting.
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