Boy Accidentally Shot By Younger Brother

A 15-year-old boy is dead after he was accidentally shot inside his District Heights home. Full Story
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wow

United States

#49 Mar 21, 2008
gee wrote:
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Yea you did go overboard on that one. It was uncalled for. But What Im saying is that you can just up and blame the parents and call them names and assume thats what they are doing or that they dont teach their kids. You cant do that, b/c you dont know that. I raised 4 kids, they were taught right from wrong, went to church and everything, I cracked the whip but at times they dipappointed me by doing something contrary to what they had been taught and I know they knew better. So you cant say that if we teach our kids they wont do this or that. True they have much better chance if they are guiede in the right direction. But you never know. Kids will be kids. They get curious and disappoint us. So please dont blame the parents on this. We dont have enough 411 to do that. Should it be proven other wise then by all means yes light into their asses. I'll back on it.
Exactly! very well said and so true
Jennie

Fort Washington, MD

#50 Mar 21, 2008
First and foremost, I send my prayers to the family for this tragedy.

I agree. Here it comes down to having a gun in the home to protect family from intruders. Why, at the age of 15, was this young child playing with the gun in the first place? A gun does not decide to act, the person holding it does.
NYWILL wrote:
GUNS DONT KILL..PEOPLE KILL..
AT 15..HES GOT ENOUGH SENCE TO KNOW..
DONT PLAY WITH GUNS..
AND NOW HIS BROTHER IS DEAD...
ITS CALLED LEARNING A LEASON THE HARD WAY...TRUELY SAD..
AS FOR THE PARENTS..THE GUN SHOULD OF BEEN IN A SAFE PLACE..
AS A PARENT..I ALWAYS LOCKED MY CLOSET DOOR & BEDROOM DOOR WHEN GONE!
Jennie

Fort Washington, MD

#51 Mar 21, 2008
Should a parent be jailed because they have been diagnosed as bi-polar and they have their meds in the cabinet and the child finds them and takes/sells them? Or, should a parent be jailed because they have condoms and their child took it, used one and someone got pregnant due to the condom being faulty? Get real.
Pachacutec wrote:
So who's gun was it? If it was the parent/guardian, they should be jailed for leaving guns where kids can gain access to them. However, in today's world, it IS entirely possible that the younger brother picked up the gun someplace for himself.
Jennie

Fort Washington, MD

#52 Mar 21, 2008
Gee, I didn't know we were graded for spelling. Ever hear of a typ-o? Wish I was as perfect as you think you are.
JBD wrote:
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You spelled double "jeopardy" wrong stupid idiot. The 15 year old was the one who got shot, his YOUNGER brother was the one who shot him by accident. I am so sorry that you don't feel any sympathy for anyone here. I am also so, so, sorry to say that if this happened to you I don't know if I would have any sympathy for you either. To the family of the 15 year old and his brother.... I pray that God watches over you during this time of grief.
faith KG

Washington, DC

#53 Mar 21, 2008
its sad how a young handsome boy die's because of the mistake of the owner of the handgun the boy was a nice young man with pretty eye's he was to young, to lose his life mistakenly he's in a better place now. But still it was to soon!

P.S
why were weapons ever created, if we would just follow Gods will we would have to bare harsh accidents like this.
JBD

United States

#54 Mar 23, 2008
Jennie wrote:
Gee, I didn't know we were graded for spelling. Ever hear of a typ-o? Wish I was as perfect as you think you are.
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Yes, but he/she made many errors. And no I don't think I'm perfect, no one is, I just know how to spell.
JBD

United States

#55 Mar 23, 2008
Im telling you wrote:
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ummmm yea...i know....that's why i speled it like that....stuid idiot!?!?!?!?! HAHAHAHA...hey can you find the effed up words in this one too????...cuz YOU ARE GOOD!!!!!
I can, but I have things to do right now so I'm not. THANK YOU for the compliment, you are so nice!
Somebody With A Clue

Waldorf, MD

#56 Mar 23, 2008
faith KG wrote:
its sad how a young handsome boy die's because of the mistake of the owner of the handgun the boy was a nice young man with pretty eye's he was to young, to lose his life mistakenly he's in a better place now. But still it was to soon!
P.S
why were weapons ever created, if we would just follow Gods will we would have to bare harsh accidents like this.
Yeah... Why can't it be the not-so-handsome boy with a lazy eye that gets whacked???(Kidding)

"why were weapons ever created, if we would just follow Gods will we would have to bare harsh accidents like this."

Have you ever heard of the saying... "There's the way its supposed to be, and the way it is"? I respect faith so don't get me wrong, but reality is reality and can be quite harsh at times.
fed up with the mess

United States

#57 Mar 25, 2008
See what happens when all of you scared folks keep guns in the house......
bhs

Alexandria, VA

#58 Mar 25, 2008
No Guns wrote:
My heart goes out to the family.
However, their sadness and pain is just beginning. Their lives should be spent preventing this tradegy from happening to other chidlren.
This is a very sad commentary for our community. We all should accept some level of shame and blame. Guns do not belong in houses with children.
I agree, its an awful tragedy indeed. Why is it that we hear of "families" suffering from this issue... what makes the head of the family believe that he must have a deadly weapon in his/her home where children reside... and if they have a legitimate reason; where's the responsibility of the parent to keep these locked securely - child proofed. When/how is this issue of guns in the home ever be resolved. Why must children/mothers/relatives die needlessly.
fed up with the mess

United States

#59 Apr 1, 2008
This is what happens when folks keep guns in the house.
Somebody With A Clue

Waldorf, MD

#60 Apr 3, 2008
fed up with the mess wrote:
This is what happens when folks keep guns in the house.
Nobody's been shot in my house, and nobody was shot in my family growing up, so your statement is invalid and perhaps a touch ignorant.
fed up with the mess

United States

#61 Apr 4, 2008
Somebody With A Clue wrote:
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Nobody's been shot in my house, and nobody was shot in my family growing up, so your statement is invalid and perhaps a touch ignorant.
Not yet...Why are you so afraid? Afraid that big bad black is coming to get you??
Somebody With A Clue

Waldorf, MD

#62 Apr 4, 2008
fed up with the mess wrote:
<quoted text>Not yet...Why are you so afraid? Afraid that big bad black is coming to get you??
Not at all. Some folks actually enjoy gun ownership for the purpose of collecting, target shooting and obviously hunting. It's not all about defense, but I can tell you that I won't be concerned about police response time should a situation come along in which I need to protect myself and/or family.

By the way, why do you think some "big bad black" would be coming after me??? Criminals come in all sorts of sizes and colors, so what's your point other than the one at the top of your head?
fed up with the mess

United States

#63 Apr 7, 2008
Somebody With A Clue wrote:
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Not at all. Some folks actually enjoy gun ownership for the purpose of collecting, target shooting and obviously hunting. It's not all about defense, but I can tell you that I won't be concerned about police response time should a situation come along in which I need to protect myself and/or family.
By the way, why do you think some "big bad black" would be coming after me??? Criminals come in all sorts of sizes and colors, so what's your point other than the one at the top of your head?
I thought you were one of those racist whites who are afraid of all black people. I guess I was wrong.

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