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Sun Apr 11, 2021, 04:46 PM

Toddler Fatally Shoots Baby Brother With Unsecured Gun in Texas

An 8-month-old boy died Saturday after being shot by his 3-year-old brother at a Houston apartment, police said.

Assistant Chief Wendy Baimbridge of the Houston Police Department indicated the shooting unfolded accidentally after the toddler picked up an unsecured firearm.

"This is just a tragic," she said at a news conference. "It was just one gunshot to the abdomen, and unfortunately our little one is deceased."

Two family members drove the baby boy to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, she said. A subsequent search turned up a gun in the vehicle, police tweeted.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/toddler-3-fatally-shoots-baby-brother-after-picking-unsecured-gun-n1263738

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Reply Toddler Fatally Shoots Baby Brother With Unsecured Gun in Texas (Original post)
TexasTowelie Apr 11 OP
PortTack Apr 11 #1
soothsayer Apr 11 #2
WhiteTara Apr 11 #3
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 11 #4
Hoyt Apr 11 #5
rownesheck Apr 12 #6

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 04:49 PM

1. Who leaves an unsecured gun lying around with kids present..

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Response to PortTack (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 05:26 PM

2. People who should be charged with negligence

People who secretly hate their kids.

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Response to PortTack (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 05:29 PM

3. those responsible gun owners

This was the second child shooting in the same day. The other was a small child who shot himself with an unsecured gun.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 05:42 PM

4. And again, another episode in the ongoing series,

Guns Make Us Safer.

I do hope the parents are prosecuted. I don't agree with the "They've suffered enough already" mindset that lets them off the hook.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 05:51 PM

5. The myth of responsible gun owners.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 05:18 AM

6. I have a friend

who quit taking his young children to visit their grandfather because he had so many guns lying out in the open at his house. He bragged about never being more than 3 ft away from any gun in his house. I have been to that man's house. It's true. Guns EVERYWHERE. I don't understand gun people.

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