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Thu Sep 28, 2017, 11:19 AM

Toddler shot 2 other kids at Michigan home day care

Toddler shot 2 other kids at Michigan home day care

Police say a toddler accidentally shot and wounded two other children at a home day care facility in suburban Detroit.

Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad says a preliminary investigation has determined that the toddler "accessed a handgun and the weapon discharged" at around 10:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Police said Thursday that the wounded 3 years olds are in serious but stable condition at a hospital.

Haddad says the gun was kept in the Dearborn home. Several other children were in the home at the time of the shooting. They were taken to the police station to be reunited with their parents.

No one has been charged. Police say investigators plan to meet with prosecutors to determine whether charges will be brought.
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Often after a shooting we hear comments like
"Things would have turned out differently if everyone had guns".

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left-of-center2012 Sep 2017 OP
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Sep 28, 2017, 01:12 PM

1. Often after a shooting we hear comments like

"Things would have turned out differently if everyone had guns".

We do hear that from the people who believe #onlygundeathsmatter - no one else.

I don't see how another gun would have helped. A safe storage law would be nice for an additional charge but the owner of the gun should face maximum charges.

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Thu Sep 28, 2017, 02:19 PM

2. Is it not common sense

that if you have children around guns the guns must at the very very least be locked up in a safe and the best solution is guns be no where on the premises? I mean, really??!!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Sep 28, 2017, 06:28 PM

3. Bloomberg's organization

Moms Demand Action, led by former Monsanto PR exec Shannon Watts, and Everytown for Gun Safety sponsor a program called Be Smart for Kids. http://besmartforkids.org

When it launched on Mother's Day in 2015 they promised to distribute a free gun lock for everyone who took the quiz that can be found on their site. It seemed a noble attempt at reducing accidental children's death and injuries.

Earlier this year they scrubbed all mention of free gun locks from their site without notice or explanation. In over two years not a single lock was ever distributed despite Bloomberg making a personal donation of 50 million dollars.

There is however a group which does distribute free gun locks. http://www.projectchildsafe.org Sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation project childsafe has distributed over 37 million free locks since 1999.

At least there is one organization out there taking action to attempt to reduce gun accidents involving children.

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Fri Sep 29, 2017, 09:09 AM

4. A gun cannot save lives in the wrong hands.

On your person or lock it up.

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