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    Four year old shoots dad, Iraq War Veteran, dead

    Another 'tragic accident'.




    Authorities in northern Arizona say a 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his father at a Prescott Valley home.

    Prescott Valley police say the shooting occurred just after noon Friday.

    The 35-year-old man, identified as Justin Stanfield Thomas, and his young son were visiting from Phoenix and were at a friend's house.

    Police say the boy somehow found a gun in the home's living room and accidentally fired it and a bullet hit his father, who was rushed to a hospital where he died.

    The friend was reportedly Thomas' former roommate and it may have been a surprise visit to the home, MyFoxPhoenix.com reported.

    The boy was taken to a police substation to undergo interviews, and did not appear to realize what he did, MyFoxPhoenix.com reported. The boy is now with his mother.

    "At this point there is no indication of any foul play," Prescott Valley Police spokesperson Brandon Bonney told MyFoxPhoenix.com.

    Thomas was an Iraq War veteran with the Army Special Forces and leaves behind two children, the news station reported.

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    Jesus, I feel sorry for the kid when he gets old enough to realise what happened. Real tragic stuff, just another day in the US of A though I suppose...

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    Who in their right mind leaves a loaded gun somewhere a child can simply pick it uop and shoot someone with it ? FFS I'm all for letting people have guns but surely that must come with a bit of common sense ?

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    It's just another example showing that the US general public are not responsible enough to freely own guns.

    Tighter gun control is desperately needed.

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    Common sense would suggest to remove guns from the equation, completely.

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    Ho Hum another American killed by a gun .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainfall View Post
    Common sense would suggest to remove guns from the equation, completely.
    RIP Dad

    Alas, common sense goes right out the window when rational people want to discuss common sense gun regulation with gun nuts in America


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Big Fella View Post
    Who in their right mind leaves a loaded gun somewhere a child can simply pick it uop and shoot someone with it ?
    A macho war hero....[??]

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    It seems that such killings are frequent in the US.

    I have read nothing to suggest that gun owners are required to keep their weapons in a gun safe as they are in some other countries. It seems that some people like to keep a loaded gun on their coffee table in case a tyrannical government official knocks on the door. If the risk of attack in the home is as great as some Americans believe, then the country has problems that are more serious than irresponsible gun care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morden
    If the risk of attack in the home is as great as some Americans believe, then the country has problems that are more serious than irresponsible gun care.
    Bingo .

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    who knows who really pulled the trigger...

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    and did not appear to realize what he did
    Quote Originally Posted by alitongkat
    who knows who really pulled the trigger...
    Curious. Guns make quite a large bang noise. One would have thought the kid would recall firing a gun. Maybe he is on medication

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    It's not saying the kid doesn't recall firing the gun, what it's saying is the kid doesn't appear to realise what he did. Ergo the consequences of firing the gun, which in this case was the death of his father.

    Maybe the kid had recently converted to Islam?


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    would be interesting to know, where the bullet hit... a gun is fairly heavy... and pulling the trigger also not the easiest thing... with four one has quite small hands and short fingers... he must have powder from the gunshot an his tiny fingers... but also then... the friend can have "showed" him the gun, bla bla bang...

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    It's not saying the kid doesn't recall firing the gun, what it's saying is the kid doesn't appear to realise what he did. Ergo the consequences of firing the gun, which in this case was the death of his father.
    Fair enough - hope they never tell the kid.

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    is he going to be electrocuted, your avatar?

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