7 Year Old Shot To Death At Gun Store

7 Year Old Shot To Death At Gun Store

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Bob Schmahl

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Dec 8, 2012
MERCER, Pa.-- A man's handgun went off while he was holding it as he got into his truck in the parking lot of a western Pennsylvania gun store Saturday and the shot killed his 7-year-old son, authorities said.

Joseph V. Loughrey, 44, was getting into the truck when the 9 mm handgun discharged, wounding Craig Allen Loughrey in the chest, according to state police. The boy died at the scene at Twigs Reloading Den in East Lackawannock Township, 60 miles north of Pittsburgh. Store owner Leonard Mohney said the boy was shot in the parking lot, but that he didn't see what happened.

Investigators said Loughrey told them he didn't realize there was a bullet still in the chamber. "This happens all too often where people think the gun was empty," Lt. Eric Hermick told The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Joseph Loughrey was questioned by state police, who said he was cooperative and distraught. The shooting is being investigated as an accident.

Messages left for the coroner's office and at a listing in Loughrey's name were not immediately returned.
Bob Schmahl

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Dec 8, 2012
A woman in TX killed 4 of her kids a few years ago. Ban all mothers.
CRASSUS

Neenah, WI

#3 Dec 8, 2012
Bob Schmahl wrote:
MERCER, Pa.-- A man's handgun went off while he was holding it as he got into his truck in the parking lot of a western Pennsylvania gun store Saturday and the shot killed his 7-year-old son, authorities said.
Joseph V. Loughrey, 44, was getting into the truck when the 9 mm handgun discharged, wounding Craig Allen Loughrey in the chest, according to state police. The boy died at the scene at Twigs Reloading Den in East Lackawannock Township, 60 miles north of Pittsburgh. Store owner Leonard Mohney said the boy was shot in the parking lot, but that he didn't see what happened.
Investigators said Loughrey told them he didn't realize there was a bullet still in the chamber. "This happens all too often where people think the gun was empty," Lt. Eric Hermick told The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Joseph Loughrey was questioned by state police, who said he was cooperative and distraught. The shooting is being investigated as an accident.
Messages left for the coroner's office and at a listing in Loughrey's name were not immediately returned.
Too bad you weren't there to absorb the bullet.
Slew Theme Song

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Dec 8, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
<quoted text>I imagine that mother will have no more kids to hurt, let's keep guns from killing, too....
Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody
I got no money cuz I got no job
How I wish I had someone to talk to
I'm in awful mess
I blew in town 40 years ago, I ain't seen a lotta girls since then
If I could find'em I could get'em but as yet I have'nt met'em
That's why I'm in the shape I'm in ohhhh

Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody
I got no money cuz I got no job
How I wish I had someone to talk to
I'm in awful mess
Another fella told me he had a sister that looked so fine
Instead of being my deliverance, she had a strong resemblance
To a cat named Frankenstein ohhhh....

Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody
I got no money cuz I got no job
How I wish I had someone to talk to
I'm in awful mess
It's hard for a fella, when he don't know his way around
If I can't find me a honey to help me spend her money
I'm gonna have to blow this town ohhh....

Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody
I got no money cuz I got no job
How I wish I had someone to talk to
Im in awful mess
goose

Lombard, IL

#9 Dec 8, 2012
Slew Theme Song wrote:
<quoted text>
Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody
I got no money cuz I got no job
How I wish I had someone to talk to
I'm in awful mess
I blew in town 40 years ago, I ain't seen a lotta girls since then
If I could find'em I could get'em but as yet I have'nt met'em
That's why I'm in the shape I'm in ohhhh
Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody
I got no money cuz I got no job
How I wish I had someone to talk to
I'm in awful mess
Another fella told me he had a sister that looked so fine
Instead of being my deliverance, she had a strong resemblance
To a cat named Frankenstein ohhhh....
Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody
I got no money cuz I got no job
How I wish I had someone to talk to
I'm in awful mess
It's hard for a fella, when he don't know his way around
If I can't find me a honey to help me spend her money
I'm gonna have to blow this town ohhh....
Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody
I got no money cuz I got no job
How I wish I had someone to talk to
Im in awful mess
How come YOU are here to post this every Saturday night? That makes you more of a loser than Slew!
Cloud 9

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Dec 8, 2012
Probably a 9mm Glock, they have no saftey and can break into pieces if dropped

New generation of junk guns.
The Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Dec 9, 2012
How many more innocent people have to die before we enact sensible gun control laws?
Wade Gustafson

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Dec 9, 2012
The Truth wrote:
How many more innocent people have to die before we enact sensible gun control laws?
I often see posts such as yours WITHOUT example of "sensible gun control laws". Do you have any suggestions of gun laws in addition to the laws already on the books (but not always enforced)?

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