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Old 05-23-2013, 22:50   #1
brokenprism
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Kids and Unsecured Guns

Some guy in NJ is facing 5 counts of child endangerment for each unsecured gun he had in his house after his 4 yr old shot a 6 yr old with one of them. A DA in WA state wants a new law to prosecute people for this. Since it's a child endangerment charge, it's only a matter of time before child welfare agencies start demanding to know what homes have guns in them if kids are also in them. It's a custody time bomb for sure. Eventually, just being a parent will be probable cause for searches.

My question is about what possesses kids to point guns at their friends and siblings and pull the triggers? I'm sure that by and large, they've seen enough TV -- even at young ages -- to grasp the concept, and maybe that's why they do it, but it doesn't strike me as a natural act; a natural gesture. Who are these kids and what's their upbringing?! The recent case involved a .22 rifle, which is also barely manageable by a 4 yr old, I'd think. Sad. My daughter never showed the slightest interest in my guns, but she was also informed about them.
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:51   #2
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Some of my kids actions I blame on tv, some on other kids at school. Some of my kids language I blame on nana and papa. I as a parent work to undo all of it. It's my way or the highway.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:02   #3
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When it comes to my kids, i am at fault and responsible for their actions.
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