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Lifestar Responds To Report Of Child Shot

There are 20 comments on the NBC 30 Hartford story from Aug 28, 2008, titled Lifestar Responds To Report Of Child Shot. In it, NBC 30 Hartford reports that:

Lifestar is on the way to Green Avenue in Jewett City after a report that a child was shot with a high-caliber gun, sources said.

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Killingly resident

Mansfield Center, CT

#1 Aug 28, 2008
I just do not know what to even say about this.
Opinion

Milwaukee, WI

#2 Aug 28, 2008
The parents of this child should be held accountable for leaving a gun where a child could get a hold of it there have been enough warnings given on this subject.
Involuntary manslaughter would be appropriate.
Preventable

Manchester, CT

#3 Aug 28, 2008
First off I want to say that I'm sorry this happened ....
But when will parents come to know that Guns belong in a gun safe ... how many kids are going to go through this and the parents don't even get in trouble because it's an *accident*.
This is totally 100% Preventable if parents care for the saftey of their childern when there are guns in the house
Lisa

Prospect, CT

#4 Aug 28, 2008
My heart goes out to this poor child whose life was taken so suddenly. As for the parents-I hope they pay for this innocent..how can they leave a gun unlocked when a child is in their home. Don't parents realize that kids these days are curious of all things aroudn them and most times they are not aware of the dangers it may cause to them that is why US as parents must and should be causious of EVERYTHING in our own homes. Parents wake up already. This is truley a sad situation and makes me speachless on the parents part of it all.
a parent

United States

#5 Aug 28, 2008
very sad story,unfortunatly someone wasnt thinking to have that weapon accessible to a child.another death that could of been prevented .
xsixzuyzg

United States

#6 Aug 28, 2008
The child is gone so there is only one thing left to do and that is put those low life scum parents behind bars for a very long time.
Toni in CT

Plymouth, MN

#7 Aug 28, 2008
two words, trigger lock

Since: Jun 08

Middletown CT

#8 Aug 28, 2008
And to think I feel guilty when my 2 year old falls off the couch because I was going to the bathroom..........Really, how stupid can you be?? Poor kid.

“ONE OF THE JOES”

Since: Jul 08

Hartford CT

#9 Aug 28, 2008
I have herd conflicting reports about the gun. What kind of gun it was? I feel bad about the childs death but don't you think the parents are going to suffer for the rest of thier lives? Yes they should have had it secured and yes they should have watched thier child but can't be every where all the time. Calling them bad parents is not right. This was an accident plain and simple and nothing more.
wow

New London, CT

#10 Aug 28, 2008
Not anti gun
Pro IQ test to obtain gun license

Trigger locks are free at any police station
Name appears on your post

Plainville, CT

#11 Aug 29, 2008
As a parent of a 2 year old, and fire arms owner.. Since my son was able to crawl, anything the kid touches he squeezes.. THIS IS WHAT KIDS DO... TO LEARN ABOUT THEIR ENVIROMENT!!!! It is inexcusable to leave a loaded firearm in the house with children. Trigger lock or no trigger lock!! A toddler his age doen't know how to load a firearm but they CAN pull a 5 pound trigger on a revolver or a 2 pound on an auto. I just hope this moron lives with the sad fact each and every day of his life that this could have simply been avoided. Then go around and preach firearm safety to everyone so this does not happen again.
Shana

New Britain, CT

#12 Aug 29, 2008
How sad is this story. god bless that child. What kind of parents leaves a gun hanging around? What else is just hanging around the house? These parents should NOT be parents!!!!!!!!!!

“Just be”

Since: Apr 08

Torrington

#13 Aug 29, 2008
Such a tragic end to a tragic story. That poor baby. Yes I'm sure the parents should be held accountable but I'm sure the guilt along with pain of losing their child is going to haunt them forever. Sometimes people just don't think until the unthinkable happens. My prayers go out to the entire family. May he rest in piece.

“Just be”

Since: Apr 08

Torrington

#14 Aug 29, 2008
*peace*(its been a long morning)
Gunny

Milwaukee, WI

#15 Aug 29, 2008
Looks like jail for someone:

Connecticut Gun Laws

Sec. 29-37i.(Formerly Sec. 29-37c). Responsibilities re storage of loaded firearms with respect to minors. No person shall store or keep any loaded firearm on any premises under his control if he knows or reasonably should know that a minor is likely to gain access to the firearm without the permission of the parent or guardian of the minor unless such person (1) keeps the firearm in a securely locked box or other container or in a location which a reasonable person would believe to be secure or (2) carries the firearm on his person or within such close proximity thereto that he can readily retrieve and use it as if he carried it on his person. For the purposes of this section, "minor" means any person under the age of sixteen years.

Sec. 53a-217a. Criminally negligent storage of a firearm: Class D felony.(a) A person is guilty of criminally negligent storage of a firearm when he violates the provisions of section 29-37i and a minor obtains the firearm and causes the injury or death of himself or any other person. For the purposes of this section, "minor" means any person under the age of sixteen years.
a parent

United States

#16 Aug 29, 2008
Joe from Hartford wrote:
I have herd conflicting reports about the gun. What kind of gun it was? I feel bad about the childs death but don't you think the parents are going to suffer for the rest of thier lives? Yes they should have had it secured and yes they should have watched thier child but can't be every where all the time. Calling them bad parents is not right. This was an accident plain and simple and nothing more.
Oh give me a break ,they ARE at fault ,yeah I feel bad for them too but this its ridiculous that once again you defend the one at fault just like on your other posts....that gun should not have been accessible to a child period!!!
wow

New London, CT

#17 Aug 29, 2008
The term accident implies no one is at fault this is the reason it is no longer a motor vehicle accident but a motor vehicle collision. And in this case someone is definatly at fault. The simple fact is it would have taken ten seconds of time to put a gun lock on this gun or to put it on a shelf too high for the child to reach or to not keep it loaded or to WATCH YOUR TODDLER. This is not a case where no one is at fault
George

Guilford, CT

#18 Aug 30, 2008
wow wrote:
Not anti gun
Pro IQ test to obtain gun license
Trigger locks are free at any police station
IQ test, doubt that would help, most "smart people" have next to none when it comes to common sense.
Rick

Storrs Mansfield, CT

#19 Sep 3, 2008
Green_Jen wrote:
And to think I feel guilty when my 2 year old falls off the couch because I was going to the bathroom..........Really, how stupid can you be?? Poor kid.
IF you were 1000 lbs I would forgive you if your child fell off the couch
Kate

Trumbull, CT

#20 Sep 19, 2008
but don't you think the parents are going to suffer for the rest of thier lives? Yes they should have had it secured and yes they should have watched thier child but can't be every where all the time. Calling them bad parents is not right. This was an accident plain and simple and nothing more.......

Are you kidding me? you are right you cant be everywhere that a child is, but wake-up!!!# 1 a GUN should not be loaded in a house #2 if u MUST have a gun in the house have a trigger lock on it,#3 put the damn gun up in a locked case somewhere that any child or other person cant get ahold of it and harm others. My heart goes out to that little boy and I hope those parents DO suffer. They could have very well prevented this tradegy from ever occuring..but instead they were lazy and did not protect their children.

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