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this was on the news last night and this morning. they showed the police inspecting the pistol in front of the house and it was a XD service. the father and owner of the pistol is a tarrant co. jailer. he had the pistol in or on the night stand next to the bed when the boy found it.

FORT WORTH, Texas A Fort Worth mother is hospitalized in fair condition after police say she was shot in the back by her five-year-old son.

A police spokesman says the boy found his parents' nine-millimeter pistol in the master bedroom of their south Fort Worth home last night.

Police Lieutenant Gene Jones says the boy fired one round through the chair in which his mother was sitting while working on the family computer. Jones says investigators believe the shooting was accidental.

Police say the boy's father and 14-year-old brother were in another room and called police.

The woman was airlifted to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. The gun's recoil hit and wounded the boy in the forehead. He was taken by ambulance to Cook Children's Medical Center, where he was treated for the wound and discharged.

No charges have been filed, but the police investigation continues.
 

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yet another person who doesnt think when having guns around little kids
 

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And the poor kid! He is scarred for life in regards to firearms. After he pistol whipped himself in the forehead....it will be a long time before he picks up a handgun again.
 

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You know there are many levels of safety, unloading the gun would have been a good start, putting it up would have been another, seperating the ammo form the pistol another, locking the pistol up even better. I blame the parents I think they called it darwinism survival of the fittest the stupid died first. I have no tolerance for those with no common sense.
 

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All my guns have these on them:



I have them preset so even in the dark I know by feel what needs to be turned and how many clicks to remove them. Of course my little boy does not now this nor will he ever know.

These locks only cost $10. The best money I ever spent.
 

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Any one in Mi. per the cpl law can go to the local shriff's office and get free! trigger or cable locks as many as they need finally a good use of tax payers money when mine where little i had locks in all and explained at a young age never touch with out me and drilled it in there heads weekly and at night only would put the key in my protection gun trigger lock
 

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Should have driven the father to JAIL, these kind of people are a big part of the reason gun owners get a bad rap. :evil:
 

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is something I take seriously (I have 7 children from 12 to 1 month). Many years ago we were visiting my parents and my little brother (LEO) was also visiting. He had arrived first and when we showed up my wife saw his duty belt with issue Beretta sitting on the kitchen table. She remarked to my mom that my brother's belt should be put out of reach of children, at least. My mom adn apparently my brother told her that my children should know better than to handle or play with guns.

I wish I had access to this forum way back then. I just picked ut up and moved it at the time.
 

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I am a big believer in gun safety thats was the biggest selling point of the XD to me. Now then that being said....(im sure im going to open up a can o worms here) As a child growing up in arkansas, my dad taught me to be safe and resposible with firearms. The main rule being...Boy you touch these guns yur gonna get yur butt whooped until you bleed. He didnt have handguns but he had rifles and shotguns htat he kept in closets and behind his bedroom door. I KNEW NOT TO TOUCH THEM. My friends had parents that were the same way. The thought of picking them up and playing with them never even entered my mind. I knew better. Now then, I have a 4 year old daughter and I would never leave guns around like dad did. But my point is this, KIDS ARE DIFFERENT NOW, I dont know why maybe it is lack of dicipline compared to what it was 20 to 30 years ago. So that moron got what he deserved for leaving a unguarded gun around with a small child.
 

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What's with saying this guy got what he deserved? No one deserves to have this kind of thing happen to them.

Jesus. Like, the guy who shot his dog DESERVED to shoot his dog because he did something stupid?
 

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We all talk about safety. Think about this. Is it safer to make the gun "taboo" to the child so their curiosity gets the better of them and they handle the gun in unsafe, unsupervised manner? Or do you teach a child proper gun safety and the rules for handling it so they aren't as curious to pick it up and play with it?

Whenever I get a new gun (or child, lol) I sit them on my bed and lay the firearm out (unloaded of course) and explain what it is and what it can do. I let them hold it so they aren't as curious anymore. I also tell them that if they ever want to see it that they must ask me first and I would be glad to show them. I've never had them pick one up without me present and they haven't asked to see them since. As soon as I think they are old enough, I take them to the range to shoot. They get a better perspective on the capabilities of a firearm and what it really can do. I did that for my son, and now my oldest daughter is at the age where I feel comfortable taking her to shoot.
 

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You always deserve what you get if you do something stupid esp if you are a jailer and have prob had extensive handgun training. So yeah he deserved it. Its a bad situation and i feel for him and his family espcially the kid. Case in point....I hate snakes and i mean i really hate them. I woke up a few weeks back to a giant gopher snake in my bedroom floor this thing was huge. So like a total dumbass i panicked and jumping up naked, i grabbed a 410 and shot at the snake MISSING it and shooting a quarter size hole through my floor. I then took my shotgun got ahold of the snake and flipped it outside which was what i should have done to begin with. now i have a hole in my floor to patch up and I DESERVED IT FOR BEING STUPID. :roll:
 

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Thank God the woman wasn't killed. When I was in school, my counselor's son was killed when he was shot in the head by a friend. The boy was at the friends house playing after school and the friend found the father's revolver and shot his playmate. The grief and guilt basically ruined my counselor's life. Keep the chamber clear at the very least if you have children in the house at any time. I remember the mother commented, "there was so much blood". Imagine losing a child in this way.
 

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So you put a hole in the floor. That's not much of a punishment for doing stupid.

But what if you had shot through the floor and wounded your girlfriend?

Would you have deserved that?
 

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First off ...What would my girlfriend be doing underneath my floor? :lol: If I had injured anyone than you bet it would be a bad situation and I would most def deserved it. But like I said THE GUY WAS A LEO/JAILER AND SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER. Its no one elses fault but his own. :roll:
 

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I won't debate that it's his fault, but I can't say that he DESERVES it. I don't believe I deserved to permanently screw up my hearing when I had my ND. I don't think that other poster deserved to sever his femoral artery when he had his ND. I don't think the CCWer in the Texas shooting deserved to get shot in the face for attempting to intervene. I don't think anyone in Indonesia who didn't leave the beach when they saw the tide suck out deserved to die or have a loved one swept away.

Just because something is your fault, or you should have known better, doesn't mean you DESERVE the outcome.

Would it be fitting if ANY TIME someone left their gun unattended, their kid was forced to shoot the person's wife in the back? Do you automatically DESERVE to have bad things happen to you as some kind of punishment if you make a mistake?
 
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