GUN Dad Says 2-Year-Old Son Shot Him in Arm

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Dad Says 2-Year-Old Son Shot Him in Arm
    Wednesday, March 21, 2007

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    MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis police are trying to find out how a 2-year-old boy allegedly ended up with a gun and shot his father. The 24-year-old man walked into Abbott Northwestern Hospital last Saturday with a gunshot wound to his arm. The man told police that his 2-year-old son had taken the gun from his mother's purse and fired it at him.

    "I cannot think of the last time a 2-year-old was involved in a shooting," Lt. Amelia Huffman, a police spokeswoman, said Tuesday. "It's a pretty rare thing, thankfully."

    Huffman said the 22-year-old mother was home but not in the room at the time. A 4-year-old child also was in the house, but there was no other witness to the shooting.

    Police were investigating whether there was any child endangerment, since the 2-year-old apparently was able to reach a gun. No was arrested or charged.

    The type of gun involved wasn't disclosed.

    However, Joe Penaz, who teaches local gun safety classes at gun clubs and gun stores, said that it was possible for a small child to fire a gun if it was an automatic, which are as light as 7 ounces.

    "Women seem to gravitate to small automatics," he said. Penaz said he carries an automatic that requires only 16 ounces of pressure on the trigger to fire.

    Huffman said the incident underscores the importance of safety when a gun is in a household. "If you keep a firearm, keep it locked up," she said.
     
  2. Slick26

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    Ah jeez, MN... I'm out. :hsugh:
     
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    A 1-pound trigger on a carry gun??? :ugh2:
     
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    there's no way anyone would carry that... I hope :hs:

    was it loose in the purse too? Good lord that's a formula for disaster.
     
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    Yeah, what the hell. Sounds like he either doesn't have a clue what he's talking about, or is the biggest dumbass ever. Or its really a toy gun and he just wants to feel like a real man.
     
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    In other news - I was born at that hospital. :o
     
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    :bigthumb:
     
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    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    I'm sure the dumb fucker shot himself but blames it on the kid to save face.
     
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    That crossed my mind too.
     
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    Good on you for getting out of Minnesota.. whewf, fuck that place. Mosquitos the size of buses.
     
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    My family moved to AZ when I was 12. We still go back to MN to visit family on a regular basis. I love MN/WI; just wish it wasn't so full of hippies. :hs:
     
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    So was my 9 month old daughter :bigthumb:
     
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    Shoulda gave that kid those cookies he begged for.
     
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    Honestly, if youre required to have a license to drive and some areas to own a gun, then you should take a test to be allowed to reproduce. Too bad daddy didnt get shot in the nut so there cant be more of him
     

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