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    Girl, 4, fatally shoots boy at US home

    A FOUR-YEAR-OLD girl has accidentally shot and killed her four-year-old cousin with a rifle she found under a bed at their grandfather's US home.
    The girl was playing and watching TV on Thursday with the boy when she found the gun, Detroit police Sergeant Michael Woody said.
    He said she pointed it at the boy and shot him once in the chest.
    The boy was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
    An adult family friend was at the home with the children at the time, Woody said.
    It wasn't immediately known who owns the gun.
    The Wayne County prosecutor's office will determine whether charges should be brought, Woody said.
    "It's a tragic incident," Woody told The Associated Press.
    "It's really not anything more than that. There was no malicious intent. There was nothing there to suggest that the grandfather put those children in harm's way, but the investigation will continue."
    The boy's name wasn't immediately released.
    Woody said the shooting reinforces the need for those with guns to keep them secure.
    "This is a very senseless ... incident that could have been avoided," he said.

    Girl, 4, fatally shoots boy at US home | News.com.au

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    Idiot leaving guns around the house with children or anyone.

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    ^ That's deep dude!

    Wayne County .. is that in Texas? The newspaper looks Aussie .

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    Michigan. The hint was that it was a Detroit cop commenting on the case.

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    Thanks, missed that.

    Don't cha just love folks who go through life believing shit like this is something that happens to other people. Too much faith can kill ya.

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    I'm with Barbaro on this. You have to be a prize fucking idiot to leave a loaded rifle, with a round chambered and either no safety or the safety off, under a bed when there are little kids playing in the house. And, as is becoming typical of these stories, the answer from cops and family is "Whoops. We never meant for something bad to happen. Just an unfortunate incident". The numbers of fucking idiots in the US who have guns is terrifying. Two or three more school shootings in the last couple of days. Teachers should get combat pay.

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    Teachers aren't asking for combat pay .. they're quitting, and the younger hopeful students are re-considering their major.


    The USA, a population of Darwin Award candidates.

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    More guns for all Americans , job ain't done yet .

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    Clearly guns don't kill people . . . and this girl MUST have been black, a banger, mentally disturbed.

    Fits the stereotype

    Fools, complete fools

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    Seems more White trash than Black to me.

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    suspect OR forgot this ... >

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    You have to be a prize fucking idiot to leave a loaded rifle, with a round chambered and either no safety or the safety off, under a bed when there are little kids playing in the house.
    Unfortunately there are just too many idiots in this world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    suspect OR forgot this ... >
    Didn't think I'd need it, but yes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel Toe View Post
    ^ That's deep dude!

    Wayne County .. is that in Texas? The newspaper looks Aussie .
    There's a famous Wayne County in the great State of Mississippi.

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    I like guns and I would dare you to come take mine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    More guns for all Americans , job ain't done yet .

    I was just thinking the same...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub

    I like guns and I would dare you to come take mine.
    you are full of it bs .

    Lets see the firearm collection..... - Page 16

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    There was nothing there to suggest that the grandfather put those children in harm's way


    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    I like guns and I would dare you to come take mine.
    Just put a wet paper bag over you first to render you harmless

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    Just read about an American cop who killed wife MIL and his 2 kids then himself. If it was found that Ketchup was responsible for as many deaths in the USA as guns I wonder if Ketchup would be banned?

    Americans have evolved into a mega corporate state that has enshrined the god of profit for a couple of centuries now. Nothing will change until their are no Americans left just millions of guns. Like road deaths in Thailand, seems to outsiders a simple fix but will it happen?

    Apparently the mass murder rate is declining in the USA. Ghetto poor are not breeding as before and also a correlation between the banning of leaded fuel in the USA a generation ago and the fall in aggressive teen behaviour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OckerRocker
    Clearly guns don't kill people
    why do folk manufacture and sell guns for a profit.

    yes i know you're gonna say ' it's the person behind the trigger who decides'

    somebody having a bad day could end up on death row that night because they carried a gun.

    and keep the greedy lawyers busy.

    isn't the pen mightier than the sword ?

    guns do kill,,, it's what they're made for.

    just sayin like.

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    I was being facetious . . . of course guns kill. People use them to kill. They are deadly weapons. Let unbalanced people like Rick Thai have them and you are inviting death. Leave them lying around with children in the vicinity and you will have sorrow. Create a gin culture that makes people believe they have a right to own a gun because of an interpretation of a sentence written centuries ago and you have 300+million guns in private hands . . . 5% of the population are hunters . . . and they use different rifles to kill their game.

    Allow politicians to be influenced by lobby groups with their cash and you have a mess no-one can clean up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OckerRocker View Post
    Create a gin culture that makes people believe they have a right to own a gun .
    I'm sure it does; I remember an American telling me that people often get drunk and shoot each other up.

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    Someone was irresponsible and it got a child killed. The owner of the gun and the person watching the kids should be arrested and sent to jail. People act irresponsibly with all kinds of lethal machines, and even with the printed word, causing long term damage or even death. Automobiles kill, motorcycles kill, blah blah blah. Pretty sure someone here is going to jail. I know in California both would be under charges and would go to jail.

    This was Detroit. Poster city for the "A Gun in Every Home" crowd if there ever was one. This is a city that topped the murder per capita records for a number of years, a bankrupt city with minimal police force. I can see a real need to be armed there. No excuse for not keeping the guns and kids separated. Someone was an irresponsible idiot and now a 4 year old is dead.

    Let's put the guns in hands of the government ONLY. Yeah that'll work! Taking idiots out of the equation is where we need to concentrate our efforts. Not keeping guns from citizens. Gun safety education would go a long way. The anti-gun lobby won't hear of it. They prefer the pipe dream of abolishing guns. Just another group of idiots.
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    So, why won't putting guns ONLY in the hands of the government work? I realise all the throw-away-one-liners will come to the for but why not? Real reasons with real logic, not gun-halfwit logic.

    Show me where having more guns makes life safer . . .

    You speak of gun safety education? Are you serious? How are you going to educate anyone? Guns have been around along time and innocent people have been killed for a long time - This is just the type of non-sensical, 'dash of brilliance' that would have avoided so many murders and accidental killings.

    "Ok, class - today we will learn that leaving loaded weapons lying around the room with children may not be a good idea"

    - This sentence is met with an astonished silence and the ensuing laughter breaks the ice as the class of knuckledraggers think that is a joke . . .

    Class dismissed.
    Look around the world - and try not to compare the USA with South Africa or Colombia even though it is tempting to do so - compare it with other western industrialised democracies

    But . . . The lobby won't hear of it. They prefer the pipe dream of more guns being equal to a safer world. Just another group of idiots. Worse - murder-apologists

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