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Friday, August 27, 2010

We had a story on the news tonight that just left me stunned. Here it is:

Someone fired two shots into a firehouse in Seaford, Delaware today, and as it turns out, the shooter was a three-year-old boy. Police say the toddler took the 4-10 shotgun out of a closet in his home... Walked out onto the porch.. And fired. The child's mother, 18-year-old Christie Smullen, is charged with a number of offenses, including endangering the welfare of a child. No one inside the firehouse was hurt.
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    It's horrifying that a gun should be in the house with the 4 year old, but to not have it secured and the ammunition in a separate place is unforgivable. It's all fine to pontificate about the right to bear arms, but with that right comes responsibility, something the mother seems to be lacking in!!
    2794 days ago
    With tongue in cheek I always say - Don't mess with kids, no seriously, they have guns now! How do parents let this stuff happen. Some people should not reproduce!
    2795 days ago
    That is terrible! That poor kid never even had a chance!!
    2796 days ago
    I agree with Quiksilver. Poor kid hasn't had the best start in life. Let's all pray he can put this behind him and get the chance to lead a good life.
    2797 days ago
  • SUSANS111
    I see kids in my classroom from crazy situations. Their home lives can be so chaotic that they are virtually unable to learn, even though are capable kids. When life around you is too crazy, chances are slim that you can do well in school or in life. I hope that little boy can be placed in a loving and stable home as soon as possible.
    2797 days ago
    That is unbeiveable! The mother should lose the child
    For ever. Not to mention put in prison for ever.
    and now i am floored
    2797 days ago
    ... and the kid got TWO shots off. I don't know enough about guns to know if the shots happened at the same time, or if the kid actually had to aim and fire twice.
    How does a 3 year old know how to work a gun, anyhow.. he knew enough to aim and pull the trigger...
    2797 days ago
    4? Unattended child, unsecured gun, loaded gun, teen mom who got knocked up when she was 14/15......
    2797 days ago
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