Six Year Old Shot By 12-Year Old Brother

Six Year Old Shot By 12-Year Old Brother

There are 76 comments on the WGRZ Buffalo story from Dec 7, 2007, titled Six Year Old Shot By 12-Year Old Brother. In it, WGRZ Buffalo reports that:

The Genesee County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting, which they say a 12-year-old boy shot his six-year-old brother in the neck with a rifle.

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Hope

United States

#1 Dec 7, 2007
Hello?? What is wrong with these people leaving a gun in plain site when there are children in the house? I am not against guns but people do know they have locked gun caninets for these things right? What a tragedy!
MIKMAKMOM

United States

#2 Dec 7, 2007
Unbelievable, I hope this boy is all right. Maybe people should consider not having loaded guns in their houses.
mother of three

Utica, NY

#3 Dec 7, 2007
how horrible, hope he is alright. People need to put their guns in gunsafes and keep them locked.
Leigha

Buffalo, NY

#4 Dec 7, 2007
Un-freaking-believable!
LKPT Mom

Olean, NY

#5 Dec 7, 2007
Geez...what is wrong with these grandparents leaving a gun in plain site; not to mention loaded?!!

LOCK THEM UP PEOPLE!!!
amy

AOL

#6 Dec 7, 2007
I thought the parents were the only screw ups..this proves it's generational. How sad, I hope the little one is going to be ok. The guilt is going to be unbearable for the 12 year old for the rest of his life. I hope the parents get the 12 year old some help to cope!
society

Windham, ME

#7 Dec 7, 2007
Everyone is always so quick to jump on the question of HOW these kids, or any other kids can get their hands on guns. Even the mall shooting this week is an example.

Does anyone ever think to ask WHY a child would be motivated to take a gun they found and shoot someone with it? Maybe we should take a look at the media from news, to TV shows, to movies or look into video games or violently suggestive music. Obviously their has to be some motivation for these kids to go around shooting others.

Heck guns have been around for hunderds of years, if anything people today are more senseative to keeping their guns locked up then in the past. Yet why did shootings involving kids pulling the trigger seem to just magically start happening in the 1980's and continute to sky rocket year after year?
WNY Gal

Rochester, NY

#8 Dec 7, 2007
This is a sad event, as are all the other "accidental" and/or "non-accidental" shootings.

How many of you played "cops & robbers" when you were kids? Toy guns were abundant back then.

The problem nowadays is that kids aren't taught the difference between toys and weapons. I don't remember my parents ever teaching me the difference. We just KNEW not to touch something that didn't belong to us, or we'd get an ass-whooping.

Again, unfortunate incidents all around us.
Akron Ny

Rochester, NY

#9 Dec 7, 2007
I will bet every one who posted has played good guy bad guy at least once in their lifes. What about parying for these young boys and for there overwhelmed family. Think of them at this trying time and what they are going though not just how you feel about gun control. I live in a rural area and there are many nights im home alone. Do you know how long it would take police to get to where I live? Neither do I? And my family will protect ourselves!
Paula

Dunkirk, NY

#10 Dec 7, 2007
What the heck is a loaded gun doing out in the open in the house? Why doesn't it have a trigger lock on it? Why isn't the gun in a locked cabinet? Why is the gun loaded? Did these people go for gun training and did they pass?
First of all, a loaded gun should not be out in the open in the house. All guns should have trigger locks on it to avoid this type of incident. Guns should always be locked up in a gun (steel or other) cabinet. Guns should never be loaded. This is all common sense. Even law enforcement tell you what is the proper porcedures are. These people should be charged to the fullest extent of the law.
This is an unfortunate accident but grown ups should know better and use common sense. Hope the child will be ok.
M the Engineer

Tonawanda, NY

#11 Dec 7, 2007
This is so sad. Kids are getting really badly hurt. We just need to get rid of guns.
Sandy Chktg NY

North Tonawanda, NY

#12 Dec 8, 2007
Everybody is right,guns should be locked up.
It"s so tragic that something like this happened
right around the xmas holiday.
I hope this kid makes it.
Todd

Buffalo, NY

#13 Dec 8, 2007
Stupid arse hick parents. They should throw these losers of parents into jail...How stupid can these idiots be to leave ANY weapons loaded and in plain site?
Kathy

Orlando, FL

#15 Dec 8, 2007
Todd wrote:
Stupid arse hick parents. They should throw these losers of parents into jail...How stupid can these idiots be to leave ANY weapons loaded and in plain site?
It was the grandparents, always good to look brfore you leep, or get some reading lessons.
former Buffalo Homeowner

Northfield, OH

#16 Dec 8, 2007
Paula wrote:
What the heck is a loaded gun doing out in the open in the house? Why doesn't it have a trigger lock on it? Why isn't the gun in a locked cabinet? Why is the gun loaded? Did these people go for gun training and did they pass?
First of all, a loaded gun should not be out in the open in the house. All guns should have trigger locks on it to avoid this type of incident. Guns should always be locked up in a gun (steel or other) cabinet. Guns should never be loaded. This is all common sense. Even law enforcement tell you what is the proper porcedures are. These people should be charged to the fullest extent of the law.
This is an unfortunate accident but grown ups should use common sense. Hope the child will be ok.

Sad story. People that are familiar with firearms know that you should never leave a loaded weapon where children have access to it. Having been around firearms all of my life, I am amazed at the lack of common sense of some individuals.
We have visitor from out of town from time to time and I check to make sure that my weapons are locked up or out of reach.
Living in a rural area, we always have a pistol in the nightstand, because of police response time and common sense,however, there is never a round in the chamber so it cannot be fired by accident.(BTW, we have no children)all other weapons are locked in a Gun vault secured to the floor. Please note that the above mentioned pistol is either with me or locked up wen we are not at home.
former Buffalo Homeowner

Northfield, OH

#17 Dec 8, 2007
M the Engineer wrote:
This is so sad. Kids are getting really badly hurt. We just need to get rid of guns.
wrong reply. We need to get rid of irresponsible adults. I hope that there never comes a time when our life depends on having a gun. The scumbags will have one so you may want to re think your opinion to save your own life
WHERES MY ROPE

United States

#18 Dec 8, 2007
sad story . i am an avid gun man and sorry to say it , but, if a gun is loaded and in plain sight there may need to be charges against the owner. GUN SAFE PEOPLE!~!!!
Graduate form PCS

Rochester, NY

#19 Dec 8, 2007
Iam shocked to hear this! How sad! Espically from a former superintendant of PCS. Our thoughts and prayers are with the children and the family.
Confused

Rochester, NY

#20 Dec 8, 2007
Why hasn't anyone mentioned that Robert Westacott was/is the Pavilion Town Justice, and was the Superintendent of the Pavilion Schools? The Grandmother was a teacher at the same school for years. It's obvious why no charges been filed. Guess it's true that it's all in who you know. He would be the first to condemn anyone else.
Graduate form PCS

Rochester, NY

#21 Dec 8, 2007
Reponsibilty should be taken. We, the parents and grandparents, are supposed to protect them. If we dont who will. It is a very sad story! I hope more pepole hear this story and reacess their home saftey.

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