By now pretty much everyone has read the story of the 5-year-old who shot his 2-year-old sister to death.
In southern Kentucky, where children get their first guns even before they start first grade, Stephanie Sparks paid little attention as her 5-year-old son, Kristian, played with the rifle he was given last year. Then, as she stepped onto the front porch while cleaning the kitchen, “she heard the gun go off,” a coroner said.
So let’s count the errors.
- Leaving a real firearm unsecured where children might get it
- Knowingly allowing a child to play with a real firearm
- Failing to teach proper gun safety to a child in a home with guns
- Leaving ammo laying around.
- Every single one of the 4 Rules.
It’s a tragedy. It’s not technically an “accident,” but you can’t prosecute a 5 year old for it. He didn’t know better, so he can’t be held responsible. Here in North Carolina, the parents could be charged with a Class 1 Misdemeanor. Not that they’d get any real serious punishment. 45 days probation and a fine for a first offense, max, but are you really going to drag the grieving parents through the courts?
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Here’s what bothers me about the story. The fuckheads on Twitter screaming bloody murder about the accidental death of a child none of them knew and none of them actually cared about before she became a prop in their political morality play.
Newsflash assholes: You aren’t fooling anyone with your crocodile tears. Tearing your hair and rending your garments while wailing might look cool in a movie, but you look really stupid when you do it over a child you’ve never even heard of before today.
Here’s what’s really going on. You assholes are pretending to care about this girl’s death so that you can use it to push for stricter gun control laws. You are using this girl’s death as a weapon to attack the gun company that makes the Crickett rifle (Warning, ThinkProgress) her brother was playing with. You don’t give a shit that tens of thousands (at least!) of these rifles have been sold to parents all across the USA. You don’t give a shit that these tens of thousands of rifles are used safely to teach children and small adults to shoot.
No, the only reason you give a shit at all about this poor little girl from a gun owning family in a flyover state is because you think you can use her death to advance your political agenda. At some point, when you were down on your knees scooping her blood up in your hands so you could grease the skids for more gun control, you should have seriously questioned your humanity.
The fact that you didn’t tells me you don’t have any left.
And what the fuck is it with all the Australian #GunControl fanatics on Twitter? Go the fuck back to your own country. If you want to cheer your masters for taking away your rights, go ahead. But don’t expect me to celebrate with you. And you better damn well not expect me to give up my rights to be just like you pussies.
I swear, half the gun hating assholes on Twitter are from Australia. It’s bad enough that if I were rich I’d fund an Australian version of GOA just to fuck with them.