Really weird part:BirdistheWord said:Weird part for me:
Its a Sunday evening, the dad goes outside, comes back in, goes to bed. Even if he is working the 5am shift, likely he isn't in bed before 9-10pm. Yet the kid is not only awake, but turning the TV on to play Wii?
Something just sounds off in the story. Ok maybe the kid wakes up at 2-3 can't sleep, cries for parents. but up at say 10-12 in the night, playing Wii. hmmm
A locked up, unloaded gun is useless in the event of a home invasion. Not defending the guy, a loaded gun doesn't belong on the kitchen table where your children are playing, but I think keeping a gun handy and ready to go is prudent.BirdistheWord said:Something sounds very fishy with the dad. He knows to keep the gun locked up, unloaded. Now he is going to bed before the entire family, but leaves the gun out.
snowblind said:A locked up, unloaded gun is useless in the event of a home invasion. Not defending the guy, a loaded gun doesn't belong on the kitchen table where your children are playing, but I think keeping a gun handy and ready to go is prudent.
I was replying to the part where you said he knows, as in he knows better. I disagree with that part.BirdistheWord said:Snow, the article said the father kept the gun was locked and unloaded, not I.
Well said.PandM said:Well I expect the media will take this and run with it.
A senseless tragedy that could have / should have, been avoided.
I've said it a hundred times and I will continue to.
We need to police our own community and take the time to educate people who just don't know better.
You know the ones - I see them at the range as often as you do.
Take a few minutes. Be friendly. And offer CONSTRUCTIVE guidance and help where you can. It pays off for all of us.
I believe that if we are on course and can leave our ego's at the door a wee bit, the LIF patch on a shirt or hat could be a very welcomed site at any of the local ranges.
Everyone was a newbie at some point. Remember the person that mentored you? Helped you clear that jam? Gave you some real, unopinionated answers?
Be THAT guy. It'll pay off for all of us.