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    I have just read this article about a 5 year old boy accidentally shooting and killing his 2 year old sister.

    Kentucky boy 5, shoots sister Caroline Starks, 2, with child size .22 caliber rifle he was given as a GIFT | Mail Online

    I would like to know what your opinions are on guns in the USA - seeing as you're all Americans.

    To me, I just don't get it.

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    How sad

    I disagree with the grandma
    'It was god's will. It was her time to go, I guess,' Caroline's grandmother, Linda Riddle, told Lex18 on Wednesday.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Minx_Kristi View Post
    I have just read this article about a 5 year old boy accidentally shooting and killing his 2 year old sister.

    Kentucky boy 5, shoots sister Caroline Starks, 2, with child size .22 caliber rifle he was given as a GIFT | Mail Online

    I would like to know what your opinions are on guns in the USA - seeing as you're all Americans.

    To me, I just don't get it.

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    I read this too, as well as a couple of other recent accidental shootings by young children lately. I don't understand why people leave their children unattended with a gun, even for a short moment.
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    How about the fact that it was an actual gun designed to look like a toy, called "My First Rifle"?

    5-Year-Old Kentucky Boy Fatally Shoots 2-Year-Old Sister With His Own Rifle

    Crickett Firearms manufacturers youth rifles under the logo My First Rifle?. They sell both traditional youth .22 rifles and those colored bright pink, blue, and multi-color red, white and blue.
    It's a terrible tragedy, but they talk about it like it was an unavoidable accident, which it most certainly was not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ethanwinfield View Post
    How sad

    I disagree with the grandma
    Yes, I was shocked at that statement myself.

    I don't understand gun culture at all and the fact it was a "toy" is wrong on so many levels.

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    Agreed. I know views can be regional but I don't let my 4 year old drive a car so why in the world would I give them a gun and leave them unattended with it. I cannot imagine my mother saying it was my child's time to go. How weird.

    That poor little girl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    How about the fact that it was an actual gun designed to look like a toy, called "My First Rifle"?
    I looked on their website, i guess the brightly colored ones look a little toy like...but they still seem to look awful real to me. But i could see how Cecilia or Nathalie might not realize that. I wonder what the one that the child used actually looked like.

    Not that it matters to me really, because the real issue is that the child was left alone with the gun. My opinion wouldn't change on that whether the gun had a nice wood finish or was bright pink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minx_Kristi View Post
    I have just read this article about a 5 year old boy accidentally shooting and killing his 2 year old sister.

    Kentucky boy 5, shoots sister Caroline Starks, 2, with child size .22 caliber rifle he was given as a GIFT | Mail Online

    I would like to know what your opinions are on guns in the USA - seeing as you're all Americans.

    To me, I just don't get it.

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    I'm pretty sure a few of us aren't American but that aside, we share common opinions on gun control (the introduction and enforcement of, that is) with many of our neighbours to the south. And, I will also say that if I get going again on the topic I will surely lose my cool

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    Shoot, I thought this was going to be about biceps.
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    This is clearly the mother's fault. You don't leave a gun sitting in the corner with a 5 and 2 year old in the house. Even if the gun belonged to the 5 year old he shouldn't be shooting it without adult supervision and then it should have been put in a safe place the rest of the time.
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