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I wonder when Idaho is going to stop believing the Second Amendment is your license to carry a gun. Maybe before you get, or can keep, a permit you should prove you won't let this kind of thing happen.
Which is good because it's not his fault.
It's the gun owners fault for allowing her gun to fall into the hands of a 2 year old.
last night I stumbled across a cable show where 2 assholes were discussing the relative advantages of a shotgun versus a rifle for personal defense. one asshole yelled "America!" as he fired at a paper target. the segment ended with both charging the targets, firing and yelling in slow motion. crapping you negative.
most 'merican gun deaths are limited to the pool of gun owners/possessors. cold comfort to a motherless 2 year old.
Also, this is the proper name for the town that once had the Aryan Nations camp. It was always miss-identified as Hayden Lake (even Wikipedia still has it wrong) Which is a country club village best know for Bing Crosby living there.
In this case, the responsible gun owning/carrying party is dead rather than the child or an innocent bystander.
On the upside, the world has one less gun-nut to worry about.
Yeah, I read that shocking and tragic story just an hour or so ago. Evidently, the victim was his mother.
Alas, she is held accountable. I'm absolutely jarred as to how a 2 year old could extract a loaded hand gun from his mother's purse and fire it. It must be heavy. Damn shame.
Too bad that woman didn't have a gun of her own to defend herself with... oh wait.
If someone's kid shot a friend of mine to death, I'd sure as hell want the kid's parents charged with murder.
As to dead irresponsible gun owner in Hayden, c'est la vie.
I just don't think I'm wired to feel the level of fear and paranoia that would necessitate arming myself to browse consumer electronics. I don't think it's something that sane, intelligent people do.
What's illuminating to me is that the most fearful Americans tend to be those who have the least to fear (white, middle class suburbanites). Prepper paranoia is also rife in that demographic.
7% is a whole lot of people who could be packing heat. I wonder if that's why they're so low in the violent crime category with only 207.9 incidents per 100,000
In this case, we don't know the particulars. Maybe she felt a real threat, like some crazy ex stalking her... Probably not, but we don't know yet.
@14: re police, guns, etc. I was at a conference recently with shitloads of law enforcement from all over the world. Talking to some cops from the Netherlands and they told me that you have to be a police officer for two incident free years there before you're allowed to carry a gun. Mind exploded.
Oh, thank goodness! Thank you for the reassurance, sheriff's office and Guardian!
The victim’s father-in-law, Terry Rutledge, told Associated Press that she “was a beautiful, young, loving mother.”
“She was not the least bit irresponsible,” he said. “She was taken much too soon.”
Damn it! Hot and responsible! President Obama, please order flags to be lowered to half staff.
Go to bed, Mudede.
Dont fuck with artists.
Anti 2nd Amendment nuts like you are the paranoids. Statistics say you have nearly no chance of being killed by accidental gunfire, yet that's all you think about.
Well! One tiny nation different in many respects from ours does it that way, I'm convinced!
No, no. For Chuckles that was a model of clarity in thought and language. I grant you that for anyone of above moron intelligence anything the guy writes is weirdly disconnected to reality, English, common sense. But Chucky is doing the best he can, da r n it!
Making a sweeping claim, then demandng others prove obvious reality? That's funny.
This woman who was experienced with guns thought nothing of leaving a firearm within reach of a two-year-old. We all know you don't give a shit about anything bad that might happen to us, but people like her who bring a firearm to the public places where assholes like you might go are a hell of a lot more dangerous to you than any protester blocking traffic.
What claim did I make, except the inferred one- that socioeconomic and cultural differences exist between the Netherlands and the USA? You know. Because they do. And how people govern, and enforcement of that governance of, themselves is very much informed by those differences.
Whereas you made a sweeping claim, that law enforcement is unaffected by such differences. Now, your argument, if it existed, would be silly and wrong. But the ball is in fact in your, the guy making silly statements, court. So let's try th is- would you apply the same law enforcement techniques to a village of 200 people as to Denver? If so, you're not bright. If not, you concede. Which would you like?
Well first, "assholes like me" don't go to Walmart. Cheap pirated Chinese trash goods and prepackaged chemical waste masquerading as food don't interest me.
Second, no. Concealed carry, though I think for most people it's not a good idea, doesn't endanger me more than traffic. Or the poossibility of being in a plane crash. Or really any of a host of things that could hurt me. If I wanted, like you and your buddies, i could panic about such things. Or I could worry about the things which actually matter, like I choose to do.
Yep pretty much Pridge.
As opposed to your perfectly rational terror that gay marriage will literally destroy Western civilization, as supported by all those statistics that don't exist.
Also, CDC tables say that in 2011, 591 people died from accidental discharge of firearms and 27 from complications of abortion. Meanwhile the CDC is effectively banned from studying gun-related health hazard, but Republicans are putting draconian restrictions on abortion providers in the name of protecting women from those complications.
Apparently the purse was specially designed with a built-in holster. The mom was responsible enough to put the gun in the holster, but not responsible enough to keep the purse out of the hands of her unsupervised 2-year-old.
Also, the gun is apparently a type that doesn't have a safety mechanism...