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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Paul

Bronx, NY

#63 Dec 10, 2007
What in the world is going on here. A loaded rifle in the house where your own Grandkids are playing. It leaves me speechless. Wake-up people. My prayers are with those boys.
Bookey the Elephant

Brant, NY

#64 Dec 10, 2007
Are the grandparents rocket scientists or what? What were they doing?
tee-hee

Lancaster, NY

#65 Dec 10, 2007
it's kind of funny. playing deer and hunter. ha ha
Queue

Buffalo, NY

#66 Dec 10, 2007
Jennifer wrote:
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Problem is that criminals don't care if guns are legal or not, they will get their hands on them either way. I prefer that WE have the right to bear arms LEGALLY to protect ourselves from the criminals. Guns don't kill people, people kill people and irresponsibility kills people.
M doesn't understand that. According to him, even cars should be outlawed because cars kill people too.

Of course, he may be on to something here. Just this morning, my car tried opening the garage door all by itself to go on a killing rampage through the neighborhood. Those pesky cars - he might be right, they kill alot of people.........

Also, my gun almost escaped the gun cabinet is is locked in. It took me at least ten minutes to restrain it from going on a shooting rampage - all by itself..........

I'm thinking we should ban alot more things than just guns..........

:-O
MIKMAKMOM

Elma, NY

#67 Dec 10, 2007
Jennifer wrote:
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I know I had a gate at every staircase when my kids were younger, covers for exposed, reachable plugs, and childproof cabinet locks (available in most hardware and childrens' stores at small cost) for any cabinets with potentially dangerous items - cleaning supplies, medicine, etc.
AND I ACTUALLY WATCHED MY KIDS!!
Oh yes, and the gun we had was locked in a closet, unloaded, and well out of a child's reach.
So what's your point?
Exactly!! And if I didn't have my bleach locked up and my child drank it, I would expect to be charged for being so dumb.
Tootsie

Lincoln, NE

#68 Dec 10, 2007
This is a sad story,/ Hope they will place both children in Foster care for their safety.
pavilion ny folk

Rochester, NY

#69 Dec 10, 2007
Thank you Wild1 from Rochester for bringing common sense out to those who lack common sense. The family should be charged especially for their roles in this community.
wild1

Rochester, NY

#70 Dec 11, 2007
pavilion ny folk wrote:
Thank you Wild1 from Rochester for bringing common sense out to those who lack common sense. The family should be charged especially for their roles in this community.
Ever hear the term "educated idiots"? Here are a couple of (former) educators who lack common sense. Oh, they may be "book smart" and trained to teach children about proper use of nouns, vowels, etc. and maybe even become school superintendent, but they don't have the common sense needed to not create a dangerous home environment for their grandchildren by leaving unsecured firearms laying around. I sincerely feel that they have lost the right to possess guns as proven by their carelessness and any firearms they have should be confiscated.
Queue

Buffalo, NY

#71 Dec 11, 2007
wild1 wrote:
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Ever hear the term "educated idiots"? Here are a couple of (former) educators who lack common sense. Oh, they may be "book smart" and trained to teach children about proper use of nouns, vowels, etc. and maybe even become school superintendent, but they don't have the common sense needed to not create a dangerous home environment for their grandchildren by leaving unsecured firearms laying around. I sincerely feel that they have lost the right to possess guns as proven by their carelessness and any firearms they have should be confiscated.
It would be tragic, but I am wondering if (in this election year) how coincidential it is that there are so many accidents and shootings involving guns. One wonders if school superintendants that typically have a very anti-gun philosophy had set up this senario on purpose to make some sort of strong statement. It seems pretty suspect that someone who is in such a position could make such a blatant and obvious mistake.

Since: Oct 07

N. Tonawanda

#72 Dec 11, 2007
Tootsie wrote:
This is a sad story,/ Hope they will place both children in Foster care for their safety.
Ok, that's the answer. In foster care!!!!!!!!! Are you crazy. I know my share of foster parents, and believe me, I wouldn't feel safe if my kids were there.
There should be fines to pay. I'm sure that the grandparents didn't leave the gun there hoping that the kids shoot each other. Do you wonder how those grandparents are feeling right now. I'm glad that the little boy is home, and he will be ok.

Since: Oct 07

N. Tonawanda

#73 Dec 11, 2007
wild1 wrote:
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Oh fer chrisakes, the kid is only 12! "he should have known better than to touch things that he knew not to touch" shows that you don't know anything about 12 year old kids. KIDS DO STUPID THINGS SOMETIMES! THAT'S WHY ADULTS ARE NEEDED TO PROTECT THEM, NOT ENDANGER THEM BY LEAVING LOADED GUNS LAYING AROUND WHERE THEY CAN DO STUPID THINGS! Sheesh, it makes my blood boil to read all the apologists and enablers for the grandparents, who act like this little kid is in any way guilty of anything other than acting like a 12 year old. And oh yes, the grandparents DESERVE to go thru alot of s--t, but they sure as h--l better not lay a guilt trip on that boy by blaming him!
I do agree with you, somewhat.
I don't think the grandparents have the children all the time. It's the same thing if you have a ant trap on the floor and your 10 month old nephew comes over and you forget to put the trap up. That baby will pick up that trap and then what. It will go right in the mouth.
I'm not saying that the grandparents are excused for this, but charges, I'd have to know more about the case in order have a comment about that.
12 year olds do do stupid things. But, I know, they know not to play with guns.
wild1

Rochester, NY

#74 Dec 11, 2007
6 pack wrote:
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I do agree with you, somewhat.
I don't think the grandparents have the children all the time. It's the same thing if you have a ant trap on the floor and your 10 month old nephew comes over and you forget to put the trap up. That baby will pick up that trap and then what. It will go right in the mouth.
I'm not saying that the grandparents are excused for this, but charges, I'd have to know more about the case in order have a comment about that.
12 year olds do do stupid things. But, I know, they know not to play with guns.
Children only know about gun safety if they are taught. If they have never been exposed to guns or received proper training they are often fascinated by guns because of video games, TV, etc. and if they come in contact with firearms when they are not under adult supervision they often don't realize the danger. Just like teenagers with cars, they can make bad decisions that cause disaster to themselves or others. When I was a kid I played with guns all the time. Thanks to Matel and Red Ride and others I had lots of toy guns to play with. I could pretend that I was the town marshal or a soldier or even a Cherokee brave and shoot my enemies. Bang! Bang! Your dead! If I had found a real gun that was loaded I probably would have pulled the trigger too just to see what it would do. That's why adults have a responsibility to protect children by securing their firearms when they can't supervise them. There's a heck of alot of difference between forgetting to pick up an ant trap and leaving a loaded gun laying around where kids can find it. Don't you agree?

Since: Oct 07

N. Tonawanda

#75 Dec 11, 2007
wild1 wrote:
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Children only know about gun safety if they are taught. If they have never been exposed to guns or received proper training they are often fascinated by guns because of video games, TV, etc. and if they come in contact with firearms when they are not under adult supervision they often don't realize the danger. Just like teenagers with cars, they can make bad decisions that cause disaster to themselves or others. When I was a kid I played with guns all the time. Thanks to Matel and Red Ride and others I had lots of toy guns to play with. I could pretend that I was the town marshal or a soldier or even a Cherokee brave and shoot my enemies. Bang! Bang! Your dead! If I had found a real gun that was loaded I probably would have pulled the trigger too just to see what it would do. That's why adults have a responsibility to protect children by securing their firearms when they can't supervise them. There's a heck of alot of difference between forgetting to pick up an ant trap and leaving a loaded gun laying around where kids can find it. Don't you agree?
I totally agree with you.
I am trying to say that I'm sure that the grandparents, didn't leave the the loaded gun in plain sight for the boys to go and play with it.
I know that the responsibility is that of the grandparents.
I too played cops and robbers, and the more I think about it, I probably would have pulled the trigger too, if I found a loaded gun. But nowadays, there is so much shootings going on, I, and I hope that other parents, talk to their kids about guns.
In your comment earlier, God forbid, it those grandparents or even the parents, blame that 12 year old boy.
May God be with them.
wild1

Rochester, NY

#76 Dec 15, 2007
Notice how quiet it got? Less than a week after the noise died down and the public outrage has subsided we can move on to other pressing issues. I'm sure that Judge Westacott is thankful that attention has been diverted from his incompetence to somewhere else. Now the stage for quietly handling this situation without any legal recourse can go forward. Sit back, relax, have a drink. Nothing will come of it.
wild1

Rochester, NY

#77 Jan 18, 2008
Yup, I called that one. One month later and everything is all quieted down. Now where were we? Oh, that's right......prosecuting and handing out fines to truck drivers for going a little too fast on Rt. 63. Ahhh, ain't it great being able to be immune to the law and at the same time dispensing punishment on the suckers who pass through my jurisdiction?
mammas moustache

Buffalo, NY

#78 Jan 19, 2008
rednecks will never change

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