Boy Killed When Shotgun Falls Over, F...

Boy Killed When Shotgun Falls Over, Fires

There are 29 comments on the NBC 5i Dallas/Fort Worth story from Jun 20, 2008, titled Boy Killed When Shotgun Falls Over, Fires. In it, NBC 5i Dallas/Fort Worth reports that:

A 12-year-old boy died of wounds suffered when a shotgun fell over and discharged while he was at a friend's house west of Marshall.

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anonymous2112

Sherman, TX

#1 Jun 20, 2008
BS

The odds there is a gun, that happens to beloaded and just happens to have the safety off AND in a place/position where kids would be and capable of falling?

No way. Guns do not just go off.
Tiff

Denton, TX

#2 Jun 20, 2008
Um, yeah, not buying it.
brokegirl

Moline, IL

#4 Jun 20, 2008
Sounds like someone there was playing with the gun or looking at it and had no idea how to handle one. First thing i was taught was never to point one at anyone ever. The trigger has to be pulled in order for it to go off.
nissa

Dallas, TX

#5 Jun 20, 2008
Those with subnormal intelligence should not own guns.

Better?
Traveler

United States

#6 Jun 20, 2008
I am honestly speechless over the neglience people have when children can be, will be or are present.

Un-friggen believable........
Linda Stroney

New Haven, MO

#7 Jun 20, 2008
All you people can say OH! NOT Me! I wouldn't do anything like that, when the tragedy is in your house, reasons don't matter, the pain is awful, and there is nothing you can do to fix it!
When your loved ones are hurt, It just don't matter how it happened.
Fort Worth

AOL

#8 Jun 20, 2008
Linda Stroney wrote:
All you people can say OH! NOT Me! I wouldn't do anything like that, when the tragedy is in your house, reasons don't matter, the pain is awful, and there is nothing you can do to fix it!
When your loved ones are hurt, It just don't matter how it happened.
Yes but if people were only to safely store their guns tragedies like this wouldn't happen in the first place.
happy medium

Carrollton, TX

#9 Jun 20, 2008
what kind of idiot has a loaded shotgun just propped up against the wall around kids??????????
Linda Stroney

New Haven, MO

#10 Jun 20, 2008
The yes buts don't mean a thing,what should have been, doesn't carry water, they all know what should have been . you don't choose your tragedies, they choose you. they don't need your judgements please they just need your prayers now, all of the people involved.
Gimme A Break

Mabank, TX

#11 Jun 20, 2008
Firearms dont magically discharge on their own. You can take a loaded shotgun and drop it from a 10 story building mutiple times - Ill bet my next years salary that it wont discharge. Modern firearms simply will not discharge without someone manipulating the trigger......Im putting my money on little kid was playing with it and it went off.
Here I am

Plano, TX

#12 Jun 20, 2008
Guns and kids just don't mix. The adults in this house should be held accountable for this, period. I believe in the right to bare arms but I have kids so I don't have a gun right now. However, as soon as they are out of the house.....

Since: Apr 08

Republic of Texas

#13 Jun 20, 2008
That is so sad. During the years that my young grandson is in and out of our house often, spending the weekend, etc., our gun is locked away and the clip is locked in a separate lock box. Better that than sorry. Nothing will bring that child back.
happy medium

Carrollton, TX

#14 Jun 20, 2008
Something parents need to think of when their kids go to visit friends...will there be a gun there and if so will it be safely put up? I wouldn't be afraid to ask. Just ask.
from this town

AOL

#15 Jun 20, 2008
I am from the town that this happened in, and my son knows the 2 kids. It is still under investing in this, but they know it did not happen like it said. The boy was shot at point range in the jaw. And they found finger prints on the gun, also there were severalll other loaded guns there. So who is to blame? What kind of parents keep guns in the house.
Please pray for the little boys family that is at lost over there great little boy!
And hope they find out the real reason why such a thing happen to him.

Since: May 08

Little Rock, Ar

#16 Jun 20, 2008
from this town...
I'm a parent, and I have guns in my house. I like to deer hunt. However, my son gets the riot act about gun safety everytime we go hunting. He's heard it more times than he cares to remember, and he'll hear it again come November. Also, when we're not hunting, my guns are locked in a gun cabinet, with trigger locks installed. And even if he knows where the keys are, wich I doubt, he'll quickly tell you, he doesn't touch guns when I'm not around cause he doesn't want to get his butt whooped. Point being. Nothing wrong with keeping guns in your house. But there is something wrong with being irresponsible. Growing up in the country myself, I've seen this time and time again. It's really sad that a child lost their life over something so sensless. And no matter how good of people the parents might be, it is ultimately their fault for having a loaded gun where a child can access it.
USMP45

Springfield, MO

#17 Jun 24, 2008
Unlike all you others that have no knowledge of the events that took place that fatefull day,nor have you heart,but rather would just rather stick BOTH feet in your mouth and talk alot of smack,this has been a horrible tragedy for both familys. The fact is,that this WAS an accident. Sadly,it happens more than people realize. Even as an MP in the U.S. Army,saftey is always an issue and is ALWAYS practiced no matter what your age or rank. All it takes is to become complacent and careless.Something your used to because you grew-up with it or whatever,eventually will turn and bite you. What you have to see here is,one 12 year old boys life is over and his family will grieve and miss him much so. Another 12 year old boys life that was just beginning,now has to live with this for the rest of his life. Being thoughtless and careless can happen VERBALLY too!
USMP45

Springfield, MO

#18 Jun 24, 2008
...and dont let Gimme A Break have a gun,better go to school kiddo. Guns will go off that are cocked but not on safe. Ive seen it several times. M16s,shotguns,etc...
Bud

United States

#19 Jun 24, 2008
A gun in the off safty mode can go off if jarred hard enough. The gun being a shot gun, depends on the type.

I am sorry for the loss of life, but I think when the truth comes out the boys were playing with the gun.

I think you will find this is closed case so as not to get certain people up-set because of the loss. It is easier to call it accident than to investigate and find the truth.

Since: Apr 08

Republic of Texas

#20 Jun 25, 2008
USMP45 wrote:
Unlike all you others that have no knowledge of the events that took place that fatefull day,nor have you heart,but rather would just rather stick BOTH feet in your mouth and talk alot of smack,this has been a horrible tragedy for both familys. The fact is,that this WAS an accident. Sadly,it happens more than people realize. Even as an MP in the U.S. Army,saftey is always an issue and is ALWAYS practiced no matter what your age or rank. All it takes is to become complacent and careless.Something your used to because you grew-up with it or whatever,eventually will turn and bite you. What you have to see here is,one 12 year old boys life is over and his family will grieve and miss him much so. Another 12 year old boys life that was just beginning,now has to live with this for the rest of his life. Being thoughtless and careless can happen VERBALLY too!
My heart goes out to the families involved.... but, the fact remains: the guns should have been LOCKED away where NO CHILD could have gotten to them. I don't care how many times you lecture, kids can and do get curious and get into things they shouldn't.
richard head

Montgomery, AL

#21 Jun 25, 2008
I heard the gun was cleaning itself when it went off

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