US woman accidentally shot dead by son, two, in Idaho Wal-Mart

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I was completely shocked when I heard this last night on the news. What on earth was this woman doing carrying a loaded handgun in her bag that was quite obviously totally accessible to a Three-old child? There isn't really any thing you can say, it's quite obvious the gun was ready to be shot, I simply Cannot believe that a three-year-old child would have the know-how to take the gun from the safety to a firing position. This is a tragic case, I suppose the only good thing is that the child will probably not remember doing it when he gets older, therefore hopefully will not be scarred for life.

One thing I will say is that is it really necessary for people to carry guns around with them? I wouldn't have thought Idaho is a particularly dangerous place, especially in a supermarket.

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UNC-CH replied the topic: US woman accidentally shot dead by son, two, in Idaho Wal-Mart

It's my understanding that in general, if you carry a gun or simply own a gun, the chances of it being used against you or wrongfully against someone else are much greater than your using it justifiably. Still, some people feel more secure with a gun, and the fact that they're endangering themselves more by having one isn't going to change how they feel about it.
The gun probably didn't have a safety and was ready to fire. Any responsible gunowner would tell you that's an accident waiting to happen.
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American gun laws, seems crazy to me. In the UK its hard enough to get a gun to shoot some rabbits

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