Topic: guns

Father Shoots Teen Boy Found In Daughter’s Bedroom And This Wasn’t Self-Defense, It Was Bad Judgment

Father Shoots Teen Boy Found In Daughter's Bedroom And This Wasn't Self-Defense, It Was Bad Judgment

A father was awakened by one of his four children (and in the home there was a kid as young as four-years-old) alerting him to the fact there was a man in the house, in the 16-year-old daughter’s bedroom. The father, who is confined to a wheelchair, crawled to his daughter’s room and confronted Johran, who was hiding under the bed.

You guys see where this is going right?
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What Happened To This Girl Scout While Selling Cookies Will Infuriate You

What Happened To This Girl Scout While Selling Cookies Will Infuriate You

I don’t let my kids canvas door to door, whether it’s for a school fundraiser or for a extracurricular one. It scares me to death, I don’t like bothering my neighbors, and I would rather help them sell items to people we know personally. But I’m the mom who will basically buy anything from any kid who comes to my door, or who I encounter at a booth outside my supermarket selling something for school. Especially Girl Scout cookies, because I think most people love Girl Scout cookies, and what scouting means to so many girls. More »

When It Comes To Guns In The Home, Parents Put Way Too Much Faith In Their Kids

When It Comes To Guns In The Home, Parents Put Way Too Much Faith In Their Kids

I knew Diane Sawyer’s special on kids and guns that aired Friday night was going to disturb me. I’m really afraid of guns and the thought of having one in a house with kids terrifies me. I just didn’t realize what was going to disturb me most of all – that gun-owning parents seem to have an unrelenting faith that their kids either don’t know where their guns are, or have no interest. Wrong. More »

Mayhaps The Most Irresponsible Gun Owner Ever Leaves Loaded Rifle In Baby’s Crib

Mayhaps The Most Irresponsible Gun Owner Ever Leaves Loaded Rifle In Baby's Crib

Anyway, as I have said before, I know there are many responsible gun owners out there who will be as appalled by this story as the rest of us. A mom in St. Peters, Missouri is facing multiple counts of child abuse after police arrived at her home because neighbors complained they witnessed her 22-month-old baby tied to her garage. With a rope. You know, like you would do with a dog if you were a super abusive pet owner. More »

NRA Gifts 8-Year-Old A Lifetime Membership Because That’s Exactly What An 8-Year-Old Needs

NRA Gifts 8-Year-Old A Lifetime Membership Because That's Exactly What An 8-Year-Old Needs

The NRA never fails to sound more and more batty. Back when all of us were newly mourning the horrific tragedies in Newtown, the organization was making proclamations that there should be an armed guard at every school. The statement spurred a variety of reactions, but I have exactly one in response to 8-year-old Josh Welch getting a lifetime NRA membership: WTF. More »

5-Year-Old Accidently Kills His 2-Year-Old Sister With His Own Patented Kiddie Rifle

5-Year-Old Accidently Kills His 2-Year-Old Sister With His Own Patented Kiddie Rifle

A moment of mourning for a 2-year-old little girl who was fatally wounded by her 5-year-old brother. While children accidently shooting one another is a unfortunately a recurring story, this little boy wasn’t tinkering with his parents’ unattended firearm collection. Not in the least. This kid had a rifle of his very own, designed specifically for kids. Record scratch. More »

18-Year-Old Mother Fatally Shot — Hours After Her Sister Attends President Obama’s Gun Control Speech

18-Year-Old Mother Fatally Shot -- Hours After Her Sister Attends President Obama's Gun Control Speech

Janay McFarlane was visiting her family and friends in North Chicago. She was 18 years old, walking down the street, when she was shot in the head. Just hours earlier, her 14-year-old sister Destini attended President Obama‘s Chicago gun control speech.  Now, Destini’s sister is dead and Janay’s three-month-old son is motherless, all due to the city’s horrible epidemic of gun violence. More »

A NJ Principal Might Be The First ‘Good Guy With A Gun’ In His State To Start Carrying A Handgun On Campus

A NJ Principal Might Be The First 'Good Guy With A Gun' In His State To Start Carrying A Handgun On Campus

A New Jersey school board is inching towards getting one of those “good guy[s] with a gun” — as the NRA famously said — in one of their schools. And by inching, I mean the Passaic Valley Regional School Board voted 8-0 on the first vote. So I guess here comes the “good guys” with guns — provided that the second vote mimics the first.

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