Wednesday, April 10, 2013
It's Gun Safety; Take That Shit Seriously
I read a news story this morning about a 4 yr old kid that got a hold of a family members rifle and accidentally shot (and killed) his 6 yr old friend.
Kid was practically a baby, his whole life ahead of him. Sad stuff. Same goes for the little one that got a hold of the gun and now has to live his entire life knowing he killed his friend.
According to the news story authorities are in the process of figuring out if charges are going to be filed and who the charges should be filed against.
In my opinion, it's the gun owner is the one who should be held responsible. Regardless of whether or not the gun owner physically pulled the trigger, they are responsible for that child getting their hands on that loaded firearm.
Rusty & I own firearms (yep, more than one) and have them in the house when people/kids come over but they're always in a secure location, unloaded and with cable locks through them. Might seem like a bit much but when you buy one you have to know that a huge responsibility to be safe comes with it.
Seriously, for fucks sake, it's not hard to lock them away, especially when you're having people over; gun safe's are as cheap as $80 and it takes like a total of 2 minutes to be responsible and slip that $5 trigger lock on and leave the magazine out.
Irresponsible morons like this give all gun owners a bad rap and it pisses me off. It's not a child's responsibility to know gun safety, it's the yours.
Come on people, use your damn brain.
note: I'm aware any lock can be broken & someone can still get their hands on a firearm if they really wanted to but the point of all this locking/keeping it unloaded/safety stuff is to make it a little harder for anyone to do so.