Fun with Guns: Son of a Gun(Nut) Edition

November 26, 2014 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

daChipster reporting:

Last Friday, in Lake Stevens, WA, a 3-year-old boy was playing with a 4-year-old neighbor, behind a locked door in a house chock-full of guns.  What could possibly go wrong? 

No one seems to know how the kids got the gun.  It’s a frickin’ mystery!  The dad is an avid “collector” who teaches his children “gun safety” and claims his “hobby” is no more dangerous than stamp-collecting.  Because the  1918 “Inverted Jenny” 24¢ Airmail is NOTORIOUS for head wounds.  He also was a vocal opponent to Washington’s anti-gun Initiaive 594, which actually passed on election day.

But it gets better worse.  Turns out Dad AND Mom both counterfiled against each other last year.  Their mutual charge?  Leaving guns lying around the house.  The kid is still in serious condition, but at least he’s off the critical list. 

In related news, a 3-year-old Tulsa boy shot and killed his mother with a semiautomatic hand gun while she changed his sister’s diaper.

Guns don’t kill people.  Toddlers do.


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21 Comments to “Fun with Guns: Son of a Gun(Nut) Edition”

  1. Breaks my heart.

    Babies…… victims of, and perpetrators of …..gun violence.

    Something is really, really wrong with us…. as a society.. that this happens in our country…. and no where else.

  2. Changing hearts and minds one careless death at a time. So sorry for these children.

  3. I wonder if this is enough to change this gun nut’s mind. His actions resulted in his son almost dying.

    I wonder if this gun nut has a mind.

  4. Those parents should be in custody, charged with life-threatening negligence. Give that baby to someone worthy of the responsibility and honor of rearing a child. Every gun in that house, car, truck or garage should be confiscated, never to be returned and their license to own should be permanently revoked.

  5. Don A in Pennsyltucky says:

    Even though any parent who loses a child for any reason suffers more than I want to imagine, parents who lose children due to their own negligence must live in a hell of their own making.

    A parent who backs over their child may start a campaign to improve automobiles with backup cameras but I doubt that these gun collectors will start crusading for something like the smart guns that won’t fire without the activation key nearby. (And even if they did the unprintable NRA is already on record as opposing such a sensible requirement.)

    So I’m strongly in agreement with what maryelle said — hit them up with criminal charges, destroy all their guns, seize their assets and use the money to defray the costs of having someone responsible raise their children while the parents become guests of the state.

  6. Marcia in CO says:

    Such sad, sorry, stories the day before our day of thanksgiving!

    Thanks be to God that we are all gathered at JJs for a moment or two!! May tomorrow be filled with thankfulness for the fact that you are alive, you are able to sit up and take nourishment, and you have a place to do so.

    Hugs to all of you from me in Colorado!! (((HUGS)))

  7. Poor babies. Hugs all around from way way south Austin.

  8. Corinne Sabo says:

    Can we ban toddlers?

  9. Corinne Sabo says:

    Can we ban toddlers?

  10. Nothing will change. You know it won’t. It never does.

  11. And of course none of this news will ever end up in the NRA newsletter or on their website or blog. They can make sure others dish it out to each other in every known calibre but boy they sure can’t take it.

  12. Marge Wood says:

    That Emery shooting, well, the guy was always in trouble with the police and his wife kept THIRTEEN dogs? Thirteen? In the house? That’s worse than the old lady I knew who kept a baby pig and a baby lamb in the house. At least they could be house broken.

  13. Of course no one knows how the kids got the gun. Of course not. Doubtless it wasn’t loaded, either. So horribly sad!

    Happy, Happy Thanksgiving to JJ, her family, and all her clients! I know I have so very much to be thankful for.

  14. I’m glad I’ll be over this news when I join my neighbor at a local vegan, organic restaurant for Thanksgiving tomorrow. Horrifying.

  15. e platypus onion says:

    Wait til wingnuts hear about lib scientists using gene splicing to make kid’s heads bullet-proof. Think it’s hard to get through to youngsters today,wait until their heads are made of kevlar. That should win the 2016 Potus election for any loose-brained jackrabbit that runs with an R behind it’s name.

  16. e platypus onion says:

    Coincidence that picture of toddler shows him wearing a pointy head costume made of bright shiny material? Tin foil perhaps?

  17. I’m sorry.

    I’m sad.

    I have NO control over this, and the young mom whose child killed her is still dead.

    That being said, I had a nice T’day with friends and family, and will continue to give a shit in the hope that SOMEDAY I can, in fact, do something to keep a young mom alive and her children unharmed.

  18. Elise Von Holten says:

    One of the comments was “Where was the good toddler with a gun?”
    That’s the million dollar question.
    We cannot continue down this good/evil, black/white right/wrong paradigm much longer. This is gross negligence. She is dead from it and it was no accident but a logical consequence from having a loaded gun access available to a toddler…
    I have two 3 year old grandchildren. I remember very clearly traumatic events that occurred when I was three. This is a product of our collective gun insanity. I say collective because of that axiom of “all that is necessary for evil too prevail is that good men (people) do nothing”, so that means by my silence on this (since the hunters in my family keep their guns locked away–so do the bass players, keep their guitars locked away since drug use and bass playing seem to go hand in hand) I am contributing to the problem.
    If you want 2nd amendment rights…perhaps no children…or maybe a license for them since guns seem to be more valued than toddlers.
    My God. Our priorities are really, really messed up. I have only shot a gun one time, the paper target from that session showing all my bullets in the kill zone. I have been a victim of two-three gun related activities. None of the experiences make me think that handguns have any point except harm. We do not need them. Period. A giant smelting day would be a grand thing. A shotgun will do for 2nd amendment rights. My grandmother killed herself with one so they still are dangerous beyond belief. I have no idea what it will take to change people’s minds about handguns. But change to needs to occur, of that I have no doubt.

  19. e platypus onion says:

    Elise V V-it is perfectly logical,in whitey wingnut land,to force a woman to view sonograms of a fetus before a woman can exercise her constitutional right to choose,but wingnuts go bonkers when Libs want doctors to know if a household with a child has any guns so doctors can warn the parents of the dangers of guns v toddlers. Somehow this violates the guns 2nd amendment rights to proximity to potential non-voting victims.

  20. And yet…when the police kill a black 12 yo kid with an air rifle, the local news media starts investigating to find out what’s wrong with his family, why he was interested in having one, how maybe he had been exposed to violence and his interest in guns was a sign of Bad Background…

    But when a white kid has an air rifle–and hasn’t committed a crime with it–the police don’t shoot him on spec, and the media don’t pounce on the possibility that he is pathological in his interest in guns. (He has to shoot up a school before they’ll do that.)

    At 12 I had a BB gun. I enjoyed shooting it. I wasn’t confronted, arrested, or shot for having one and for walking around with it in the front yard (my mother’s rules prevented my taking it outside the yard without her, and her rules also limited my use of it to her definitions of a safe space, which a yard wasn’t. But I did practice knife-throwing in the front yard, using a palm tree for a target and nobody freaked at that, either. White girl. Not a problem.