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Jan 6 Boring Dad is Boring commented on Some Interesting Details About the Woman Who Was Shot to Death by Her 2-Year-Old Son in an Idaho Walmart.
@57: Your concern is touching.

On a related note, you might choose to look up "ecological fallacy" sometime before you get too far down the road in your statistics career.
Jan 6 Boring Dad is Boring commented on Some Interesting Details About the Woman Who Was Shot to Death by Her 2-Year-Old Son in an Idaho Walmart.
@55: Are you that dumb, honestly? You can carry loaded concealed guns in all 50 states, millions of people do it daily.

The phrase you cherry picked applies to concealed transport of a gun in a car in Idaho, if the person doesn't have a permit.
Jan 5 Boring Dad is Boring commented on Some Interesting Details About the Woman Who Was Shot to Death by Her 2-Year-Old Son in an Idaho Walmart.
@52: Insurance companies can't ruin a congressman/woman's career by destroying him/her in the primary. But they're welcome to try.

As to your other point - just choose your assault victim wisely, every state now has legal concealed carry laws because, again, you're losing.
Jan 5 Boring Dad is Boring commented on I-594 Opponents File Federal Lawsuit.
@21: So to use your analogy, if I get a new pistol and I let a non-relative take it for the length of time that a test drive takes, it's not a transfer? If he shoots someone or brandishes it to threaten a person, I'm not liable? How long and/or where can I let it be in someone's possession before it's considered a transfer? Is overnight OK if he brings it back the next day?
Jan 5 Boring Dad is Boring commented on Some Interesting Details About the Woman Who Was Shot to Death by Her 2-Year-Old Son in an Idaho Walmart.
@44: I am definitely a danger to some of those around me, specifically those around me who attempt to make me or my family one of the 1.1M+ annual victims of violent crime in the US.

@47: I think maybe you misread my comment, as you're making my point?

@50: You won't have enough pull to do that in Congress during my lifetime. You're losing, repeatedly and dramatically.
Jan 5 Boring Dad is Boring commented on Some Interesting Details About the Woman Who Was Shot to Death by Her 2-Year-Old Son in an Idaho Walmart.
@40: I post on gun threads because it's a topic I know, vs restaurants on Cap Hill or which bartender to have a crush on. As to whether you assign me any credibility while you make stuff up about armed 2 year olds, that's your call.
Jan 5 Boring Dad is Boring commented on Some Interesting Details About the Woman Who Was Shot to Death by Her 2-Year-Old Son in an Idaho Walmart.
@36: Disagree on the stupid part, sorry - leaving a loaded, chambered handgun next to a toddler is stupid.

Totally agree on the "suffered enough" deal - there are ample laws and procedures on the books to enforce right now, it's a prosecutorial discretion item. Passing yet more laws that don't get indicted will make no difference. And again, if your real goal is to deal with the mass casualty aspect of guns in the US, the numbers are in violent crime related (usually) to the drug trade, and suicide, as opposed to the one offs that are horrific but, stasticially, a blip.
Jan 5 Boring Dad is Boring commented on Some Interesting Details About the Woman Who Was Shot to Death by Her 2-Year-Old Son in an Idaho Walmart.
@30: I'm for dramatically fewer laws and dramatically less enforcement and have been consistent with that for as long as I've been on here.

Symbolic laws that consciously avoid any real issues, make no difference, and are aimed only to harass are what I object to - for an example see the assault weapons ban. And no, saving "one life" is not the standard, on this topic or any other, when the tradeoff is impacting tens of millions of people. Just isn't, never has been, never will be.

There is nothing realistic that would save "thousands of lives" besides dismantling the entire war on drugs and the cultural destruction that comes with it, but that's apparently not on the table. I guess you could propose a highly invasive civil commitment law and put hundreds of thousands or millions of people involuntarily in padded rooms if they're determined to be on suicide watch, as another alternative.

And in the meantime, no, we're not going to cough up our civil rights for your feelz.

@32: What are you proposing? I'm not minimizing anything - the whole thing sucks, the kid is going to have a mess of a life, and the woman was at fault. All I was trying to do is correct some bad info in the comments. How do you legislate someone not being stupid?
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Jan 5 Boring Dad is Boring commented on Some Interesting Details About the Woman Who Was Shot to Death by Her 2-Year-Old Son in an Idaho Walmart.
@2: Doesn't say the model but there's a decent chance that there's no traditional external safety on the pistol. Glocks, for instance, don't have one. This is not new - the vast majority of revolvers don't either, and have been around for decades

@14: What do you propose to do about it? Outlaw stupidity and negligence?

@18: I don't know what that means

@20: That's just factually incorrect

@21: The news report says he shot her twice. There was no way that was an accident

@22: More or less every cop in America walks around carrying a gun with a round chambered. Are they all mentally ill?
Sep 24, 2014 Boring Dad is Boring commented on ISIL Beheads French Citizen in Algeria.
I can't believe we fall into this bullshit trap again and again and again.

State Dept Advisory: don't travel in areas where you may be abducted by bloodthirsty savages, we won't come save you after your head is detached on Teh Youtubes.

Islamic radicals - go ahead and kill each other in the sand, we're going to hang here in civilization.
 

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