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    Boy, 5 shoots 9 month old brother in the head.

    A five-year-old boy in the US has shot and killed his nine-month-old brother after a finding a loaded pistol in the family home.

    Emergency services arrived at the house in Elmo, Missouri, yesterday after a frantic 911 call from the boys’ mother around nine in the morning.

    The baby was flown to the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City but was pronounced dead shortly before noon.

    It is believed the five-year-old was handling the .22 calibre pistol when it accidentally discharged, hitting his brother, who was in a playpen, in the head.

    Authorities say they have no reason to treat the incident as anything other than a tragic accident.

    Around 100 children under the age of 14 are killed accidentally by gunfire every year in the US.

    Attempts to legislate safety regulations, such as child locks, are routinely blocked in Congress by powerful lobby groups such as the NRA.




    Read more at Nine-month-old baby shot dead by older brother - 9news.com.au

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    Another crack shot....

    Now, let's not get all carried away here, he could have just as easily shot his brother in the head with any other common household tool.....

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    I know the US is fucked up, but it still amazes me that nobody ever gets charged for leaving an unattended loaded gun around.

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    Oh the Nutjob Rifle Association will be wailing about it being a "tragic accident" as opposed to criminal negligence.

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    Absolutely tragic... yet again.

    It is criminally negligent - surely for all that is sensible in the world, it must be criminal negligence as Harry says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Around 100 children under the age of 14 are killed accidentally by gunfire every year in the US.
    Bloody hell, that's nearly twice- a-week! I didn't realise it was quite so many. Still it's a good thing the US has the NRA to cull the population in such a simple way.

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    Approx 30,000 die from gunfire in America every year = approx 82/day.

    Statistically over 60% are suicides ; extrapolating that 30 daily are not suicides.

    A mother's worst nightmare...an unsecured loaded weapon in reach of a child.

    Another preventable tragedy in a small town.

    Elmo, Missouri : population 168 , 97% white , median household income $21,000 (in case one is wondering)

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    Sad but even before opening the thread one knows it will be in the US!

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    Do this boy and the 2 yr old who shot his mother in the head get automatic NRA merit badges or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeeCoffee View Post

    A mother's worst nightmare...an unsecured loaded weapon in reach of a child.
    Especially when she was the one who left it there.

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    Over 300 million weapons in the U.S. in the hands of over 300 million folk. Scarcely surprising that this happens but then, they are a very stupid people.

    Fast forward 30 years and it's another Xmas and the family gathers round after dinner musing over the year and someone gets out the family albums. " Jeez, Johnny, I wonder what little Wilbur would have done with his life if you hadn't blown his brains out ?"

    Ah well, memories, eh?

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    Isn't Mo. one of those states that insists on teaching "creationism'?
    Is it any wonder that people who believe that man co-existed with dinosaurs until the dinosaurs were wiped out at the time of the flood of Noah have no clue as to basic firearms safety?

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    Guess we'd better ban cars!

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    What other stuff can we ban in the accidents category while we're at it?
    What kills kids? | The Incidental Economist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    I know the US is fucked up, but it still amazes me that nobody ever gets charged for leaving an unattended loaded gun around.
    This bit I do agree with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones View Post
    Guess we'd better ban cars!

    Cars require many (100's?) hours of instruction before you are allowed to drive one without supervision.
    There are pages and pages of strict rules governing their use.
    There are dedicated enforcement agencies who job is to do nothing but drive around making spot checks that random users are following the rules.
    The tiniest infraction of the rules results in fines or jail.
    Cars are not designed to kill and a huge amount of work has gone into making them safer.

    How much of that ^ applies to guns?
    There are more guns in America than cars........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones View Post
    Guess we'd better ban cars!
    "Hey, honey! Did you leave a loaded car in the garage? Little Wilbur just had his ass blown off!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    I know the US is fucked up, but it still amazes me that nobody ever gets charged for leaving an unattended loaded gun around.
    This bit I do agree with.
    Then why don't those NRA c u n t s?

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