3 year old shot in face at grandparents house

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3 year old shot in face at grandparents house

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Post by philip964 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:25 am

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Grandparents babysitting. 3 year old put down for nap in same room with loaded unsecure gun in nightstand drawer.

Tragic.

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Post by jmra » Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:49 am

When will people learn? My guns are either on my body or in the safe and both of my kids are teenagers with a healthy respect for firearms.
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Post by K.Mooneyham » Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:15 am

Certainly a true tragedy. People should not keep loaded firearms within reach of little kids anymore than they should leave a toddler running around an uncovered pool. Lots of little kids drown in this nation, probably quite a bit more than are hurt or killed by firearms.

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Post by Deltaboy » Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:12 pm

Prayers sent for that Boy and His Family. Tragic accident.
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Post by howdy » Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:16 pm

The little boy has died. So very sad.

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Post by LSUTiger » Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:49 am

Having guns with children in the house are a compromise at best. That's why for an added layer of protection, up to a certain point, in addition to locking them up or having them on my body I leave them with mag in no round chambered.

Not that its an excuse to be complacent but If I forget to lock them up or by some chance they get to them when they are not supposed to they might be able to pull the trigger but it's not likely that they will have the strength or knowledge to chamber a round.

It's not the best way to carry or have a gun available for defense but with kids, especially small kids=compromise between accessibility, readiness and safety.
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Post by MechAg94 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:46 pm

Nothing we can do about this. Just take it as a warning and see if you need to apply any changes in the way you store your guns in your house. Everyone has their own situation to deal with.

IMO, there are ways to lock guns while keeping them readily available. Also, choice in the type of gun can help if nothing else can be done. A double action revolver is less likely to be an issue versus a glock with a round in the chamber (just understand that is risk reduction, it doesn't eliminate the risk). I would suggest keeping chambers empty, but that isn't always easy to manage.

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Post by ShootDontTalk » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:53 pm

I've had this discussion many times with my family - grandkids and great grandkids. The only safe way to have loaded pistols around little ones is to have them on your person.

At night, when the little ones are at our house, the pistols go in a lock box and the primary defense is either a shotgun in "cruiser ready" position, or the AR-15 in "cruiser ready."
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