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Awful! Children Shouldn't Be Anywhere Near Guns!

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This is truly disturbing.

Yesterday in a Houston, TX school, a 6-year-old boy dropped a loaded pistol from his pants pocket, and it discharged, resulting in a minor injury for himself, and injuries on two other students' legs or feet.

All three children are in stable condition at Texas Children's Hospital.

Investigators are currently looking into how the boy was able to obtain the weapon, and how he got it onto school grounds.

Here's what Texas Child Protective Services agency spokeswoman Gwen Carter had to say about it:

"It would be a concern about supervision, how a child gained access to a gun and was able to transport it. In cases like this, we look to the parents to try to understand what has happened."

Hopefully they're able to figure everything out, and ensure that the child is never again put in an environment where he has access to guns.

We're SO relieved that nobody was seriously injured or killed.

What do U think about this incident? Do we need even stricter gun laws to counter against this type of thing?

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14 comments to “Awful! Children Shouldn't Be Anywhere Near Guns!”

  1. 1

    It's not about gun control, it is about the responsibility of the gun owner! Every time something of this natures happens everyone jumps on gun control which is not the case - there are MANY responsible gun owners whose children do not have access to their guns because they are stored and secured properly. In the case, blame the irresponsible parents!!

  2. 2

    That's because people in Texas have no idea what it means to properly protect your guns from your children. Those redneck retards leave guns all over the place. Seriously, go outside of a bar in Texas break into a car and 9/10 times you'll find a gun somewhere in the car.

  3. 3

    Alright JadedGemy-Sounds like you are the Redneck ASSHOLE! Why would you call some a "Retard" anyway? Do you have any mentally challenged people in your family? You are so heartless. NEXT, they were African American! In TEXAS, we do have a LAW here called Conseal and Carry, you go thru a intense back ground check and classroom training and range class. You have to have a license to have a gun. NOW, if these parents CHOSE to not have this gun LOCKED UP or TEACH their child of gun SAFTEY it is their OWN FAULT!! TEXAS, CALIFORNIA (which is where I bet you are from) IOWA, MONTANA where ever! It begins with the PARENTS!

  4. 4

    i'm pretty sure the gun laws we already have exclude 6 year olds from carrying a pistol to school. imo, this is a parenting issue. the child should never have had access to a gun and the parents should have been paying enough attention to their own child as they got him ready for school that morning to know he had a gun stuffed in his pocket! i am the mother of a kindergarten boy and this really is insane, and definately on the parents. and for everyone who will invariably blame guns and people who own them, i would agree that the responsible people far outnumber the irresponsible ones, they just don't get media attention. i mean, who would bother reading a story with a headline "texas couple keep their guns locked up and away from their children, all are safe"?? and before they rush to create even more laws, perhaps they should first enforce the ones already on the books. just a thought.

  5. 5

    Only in America.

  6. 6

    Re: JadedGemy – No, we Texan "retards" don't leave guns all over the place. It had NOTHING to do with being from Texas or from Houston. It had to do with THAT childs parents allowing him to leave the house without checking his backpack. THEY left the gun where he could get it.

  7. 7

    This is indeed a case of very bad parenting and stupid, irresponsible gun owners. As far as gun control as it applies to this incident, I think this is a manufacturing-side regulation issue. The gun should not have discharged when it was dropped. And before you say that's just a thing that happens with some types of guns, that is not a thing that should happen with ANY type of firearm. There are absolutely safe, responsible gun owners, but surely there is a mechanism that could differentiate between the trigger being pulled and it being in free fall. There are numerous reasons that we need stronger gun control on a state and federal level, and, assuming that the parents were license-holding, legal owners of the gun, no law can prevent people from being idiots and bad parents, but a trigger lock could have prevented this incident, which mercifully didn't result in any deaths.

  8. 8

    Re: Richirich – I agree completely with this. It's true, this story wouldn't be any different if there were "stricter gun laws." No one sold the young boy a weapon, he collected it from his home. The parents were irresponsible to leave the ammunition in the gun in the first place.

  9. 9

    Uhh no, There does not need to be stricter gun laws. Why punish the RESPONSIBLE gun owners for the mistakes of two horrible idiotic parents? A lock trigger guard followed by putting the gun in a safe is all the protection you need to keep your firearms out of children's hands. I hate it when crap like this pops up because everyone instantly blames the gun and starts crying that we need stricter gun laws. Which is not the case. You can't "counter" stupid.

    It's the same with fireworks, Lets punish people in all states because a select few idiots decided to blow their fingers off being idiots..SMFH. People desperately need to learn what personal reliability is.

  10. 10

    YES, I AGREE…more strict gun laws for six year olds!!! Come on people, the time has come! If this "trend" continues, we'll see guns in the hands of five year olds by 2012.

  11. 11

    Gun control will not stop idiots and people who want guns for illegal purposes. That's like arguing that putting restrictions on narcotics has stopped them from being used. People need to be responsible gun owners. I have a daughter who is almost two. My husband and I also have twenty-some-odd guns that we use for target shooting, competitions, and hunting. We spent a good bit of money on a very large gun safe that's in our garage. She can't even reach the handle of it now, but when she can, there's no way for her to ever open it without asking one of us to do it for her. I was taught how to properly handle a firearm (if you see one, you don't touch it and find an adult, NEVER put your finger on the trigger unless you 110% are sure that you want to shoot what's directly in front of you, never point the gun at something that you're not 110& sure that you want to shoot what's in front of you, etc.). She will be taught the same way.

  12. 12

    **Gets on soap box** NO!! Parents need to be better PARENTS!! I don't have kids & my firearms are in a locked safe. Parents need to get their head out of their asses & be actual parents. Teach their kids proper gun safety. Second of all, I'm calling bullshit on the gun "went off" after being dropped. It's VERY rare that something like that would happen. Especially if a small child dropped it, it wouldn't have fallen that far. It takes a lot of pressure to pull a trigger.

  13. 13

    Trying to tell a Texan NOT to have a gun is like telling a Hollywood middle-aged broad NOT to get botox… they would both drop dead at such a thought.
    I am against both. There is just no need.

  14. 14

    PLAIN AND SIMPLE…THE PARENTS ARE IDIOTS! What a pathetic world of the generations of Gen X, Gen Y and all the others thereafter that we so sadly have to rely upon. Let's not forget their selfless entitlement attitudes. We're doomed!