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Voiceofreason72 40 points ago +41 / -1

"Police say Khalis was shot in the chest after another child in the home picked up the gun."

"Khalis Eberhart’s family told Channel 2′s Ashli Lincoln that the fatal shooting was an accident after a child hit a gun that was sitting on a chair, causing it to go off."

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witchism11 [S] 73 points ago +73 / -0

Yeah, I don't believe that for one second. Guns don't just "go off" by themselves.

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Mintap 36 points ago +36 / -0

Yeah, sounds like the kid Alec Baldwin'd the other kid.

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Fanakapan 19 points ago +20 / -1

It'd have to be really Old, pre 1960's when the US Firearms industry was required to introduce transfer pawls or bars that ensured no discharge could occur unless the trigger was pulled.

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TaxDollarsHardAtWork 14 points ago +14 / -0

Was thinking "what kind of flimsy ass knock-off would go off simply from being dropped?" until I read that one of the other kids picked it up.

Yet another completely preventable tragedy.

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newrandomperson 5 points ago +5 / -0

Or just a poorly made "street gun".

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Fanakapan 2 points ago +2 / -0

Do they still bother with those in these days ?

Thinking the Saturday Night Special would be laughed at by the Gangsta's these days ?

Stainless S&W .357 is probably entry standard.

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newrandomperson 1 point ago +1 / -0

I have no idea actually. I just can't imagine that all the illegal weapons out there are of high quality standards. Or, old guns that aren't well taken care of that aren't that reliable. Or modified hand guns to be less safe.

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glow-operator-2-0 1 point ago +1 / -0

It's called 3D printing.

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Mooksayshigh 1 point ago +2 / -1

Most, if not all modern guns have drop safety’s.

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Biteyourowntongue 11 points ago +12 / -1

I was going to say, that's just a bs Hollywood trope that guns "go off" when they're dropped, etc.

Fuck these news sites.

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RegularAmerican 4 points ago +4 / -0

Shotguns. Early SIG striker fires. I've seen certain types of guns that can discharge from a drop. That's why Glock advertised itself as "Drop Safe".

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Mooksayshigh 0 points ago +1 / -1

That’s because they literally put a drop safety into their pistols. As do most modern pistols.

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TURNITBACKONTHEM2 3 points ago +3 / -0

A very small number of older gun designs will fire a round when hit or dropped.

But AFAIK no modern guns do, they are likely just trying to protect an irresponsible gun owner and the kid who fired the shot.

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dukeofdoorcounty 16 points ago +16 / -0

A gun firing by being dropped is considered defective.

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Voiceofreason72 8 points ago +8 / -0

Nowhere in the article does it say the gun was dropped. It was however, clearly loaded with a chambered round.

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NotInFormation 17 points ago +17 / -0

Not dropped, bumped.

"a child hit a gun that was sitting on a chair, causing it to go off."

This is of course 100% fabricated. The MSM writes this way when the truth goes against The Narrative, so we must assume "child picked up loaded gun and shot other child."

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NotInFormation 21 points ago +21 / -0

There we go.

https://www.ajc.com/news/south-fulton-girl-5-dies-after-being-shot-at-apartment/2VJ2XDOPSREUFCBPLXCVCURTHA/

"South Fulton Police Lt. Jubal Rogers told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution a bullet struck Eberhart in the chest after another child in the residence found an unsecured gun and fired the weapon."

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glow-operator-2-0 2 points ago +2 / -0

So trigger pull was involved. No safety active or mentioned.

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MageGills -2 points ago +3 / -5

Hipoints do be like that

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2021Is1776 8 points ago +8 / -0

Not really even high points for all their shitty construction have safety blocks keeping the the firing pin from slamming forward, the trigger has to be depressed to lift the block out of the way to allow the striker to move foward.

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schnazzmizzle 15 points ago +15 / -0

Did you expect to hear the truth from "those" people?

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Sansa_Belt 3 points ago +3 / -0

handguns go through some pretty rigorous "drop" testing before they're released for sale to the public. There are exceptions... the Ruger LCP* comes to mind, but they recall that stuff pretty quickly. There was no mention whether the firearm was a legally purchased firearm. When you own a stolen gun, recall letters don't find their way to you mailbox or inbox.

Far more likely that the trigger was pulled without the safety engaged with a round in-the-chamber.

  • In 2008, Ruger received a small number of reports from the field indicating that LCP® pistols could discharge when dropped onto a hard surface with a round in the chamber. We are firmly committed to safety and would like to retrofit all older LCP® Pistols. The retrofit involves installation of an upgraded hammer mechanism at no charge to the customer
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Voiceofreason72 1 point ago +1 / -0

Agreed, chambered round no safety. Or a loaded revolver with no safety.

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ActionExpress 2 points ago +2 / -0

Firing pin block has entered the chat. They rely on people thinking loaded guns can get knocked and "go off"

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Voiceofreason72 2 points ago +2 / -0

Be afraid!!!

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sumnayin 15 points ago +15 / -0

Usual suspects

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witchism11 [S] 17 points ago +17 / -0

And I have $100 that says it was not a legally-owned firearm...

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t_l_winks 12 points ago +12 / -0

The family said

the fatal shooting was an accident after a child hit a gun that was sitting on a chair, causing it to go off.

Police say

Khalis was shot in the chest after another child in the home picked up the gun.

So which is it? Whatever the case, it’ll be the guns fault and not the person who left a gun lying around.

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Klown_Kutz 4 points ago +4 / -0

See whu ha happent wuz...

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newrandomperson 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm guessing child was Alec Baldwinning with the gun.

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Mddet 2 points ago +2 / -0

And OP title says off table lmfao.

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GrizzlyT55 11 points ago +11 / -0

Guns don't just "go off". Complete, utter BS.

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JaneMN 11 points ago +11 / -0

Yep. 5 year old dead in brooklyn park MN also:

https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2021/11/27/1-killed-in-brooklyn-park-shooting-thanksgiving-evening/

No names yet. So I imagine....

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witchism11 [S] 12 points ago +12 / -0

You're probably right, unsupervised black children playing with illegal firearms lying around the house...

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Codrus 17 points ago +17 / -0

Reported after the drugs were moved to a safe location

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Casidog 7 points ago +7 / -0

I grew up with loaded gun in the house. I was taught not to touch them.. I guess growing up in the rural south is diffrent

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SeeWithYourMind 7 points ago +7 / -0

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Make money while burying evidence.

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2021Is1776 7 points ago +7 / -0

The gun most certainly wasn’t dropped and then went off, the only guns in recent history that was known to do that was the LC9, and sig P320 but both were fixed before new sales or were aftermarket upgraded for free. My guess is mom or dad stayed up partying all night and left their pistol laying about loaded. Kids get up find the gun and play daddy’s lil gangster.

We had for a time our niece living with us from the age of 5-7 guns all over our house, well hidden and out of her reach, mag out of the gun but hidden real close, safety lessons on never touch, and a demonstration of what happens when they go off using a watermelon as a stand in for a living creature. She didn’t fear them but she had no desire to touch one at all. Honestly if we didn’t have a section 8 housing development within walking distance from my home guns would have been kept under lock and key.

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Reassess_Reevaluate 3 points ago +3 / -0

Having grown up in a large family where everyone has a gun all of the time, I can propose another scenario I've seen with my own eyes.

Someone sat down in the chair with the weapon fastened poorly to a belt or to a non-restraining IWB/OWB holster. Then they got up from the chair to get something, and the gun slipped out.

Kids see the gun sitting in the chair, that they know they're never allowed to touch, and what do kids do when they aren't allowed to do something? They're like Eve in the garden of Eden, the only thing they want in the whole damn house is the one thing they know they aren't supposed to touch.

So one of them runs over, grabs it, points it at another kid and shoots them while playing pretend.

I saw my brother stand up in a living room full of people one night and his M&P Shield slipped right out of his shitty IWB holster into the big, comfy lazy-chair and he started to walk away without noticing it at all. If I hadn't pointed it out to him, then one of the kids running around the house might have grabbed it.

After that night we instituted some family safety policies to prevent anything like that from happening again.

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Bungleweed 3 points ago +3 / -0

The very first thing we did when our kids were old enough to have any sort of understanding was take them out and have them stand back behind the shooter, then shoot a gallon of water (thought a water melon might be too “fun”). To visually show them what a bullet will do, to let them hear how loud it was. They’ve never once showed an interest since then.

My dad did the same and I never had any urge to mess with the guns, outside of his direct supervision.

If you’re going to have guns around kids they have to understand what they can do. If they don’t, then you don’t need to have them around the kids. That’s the best policy anyway, just because YOUR kid knows doesn’t mean another kid will. I’m glad you were on the look out!!

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Ilanna 1 point ago +1 / -0

Agree. I didn't grow up with guns in the house, but every summer I visited deputy sheriff Grandpa in CA. There I learned about guns. Not to touch, tell an adult if I find one out. Then gun safety. Then firing one. The biggest thing for my brother and I is we knew what guns could do, and they weren't a mysterious forbidden fruit.

Hubby and I were never blessed with kids, unfortunately. We also live 600 yards from the southern border. So....we have guns. We have guns around the house in fairly obvious places. We warn adults who visit us that they are loaded with a round chambered. If kids are coming to visit...the guns go into the safe. We're not risking a kid that only occasionally visits. We keep one gun out that hubby wears and puts on the bedside stand at night.

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2021Is1776 1 point ago +1 / -0

Shitty holsters god I’ve had a few

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Sansa_Belt 1 point ago +1 / -0

I agree with your theory, that said, it was the LCP back in 2008, not Ruger's LC9. I know that the LC9 had a trade-in deal going from hammer-fired to striker-fired, and there were issues with recoil springs and guide rods over the years, but I cannot recall drop fires, and I was someone who you could classify as a range rat over the last 15 to 20 years. And being that Ruger was "local" and having dealt with their reps on dozens of occasions (I had the opportunity to shoot many of their long guns before they were released to the public) I am familiar with the firearms of the era.

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2021Is1776 1 point ago +1 / -0

I could be wrong on the exact model it was some time afo

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NotInFormation 6 points ago +6 / -0

Not every article is a total lie:

https://www.ajc.com/news/south-fulton-girl-5-dies-after-being-shot-at-apartment/2VJ2XDOPSREUFCBPLXCVCURTHA/

"South Fulton Police Lt. Jubal Rogers told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution a bullet struck Eberhart in the chest after another child in the residence found an unsecured gun and fired the weapon."

Note that in the originally-linked article the girl lives (https://duckduckgo.com/?q=%22The+Garden+of+Camp+Creek+Apartments%22+atlanta&ia=web&iaxm=maps) in ratty apartments but the adults have a big screen TV and the photo they have of her is backgrounded by them PVPing against handles like "...in_bag_HW" and "...gangnata." There are apparently no pictures of her in school photo dress or at Thanksgiving dinner naturally.

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Gildoom 5 points ago +5 / -0

Knocked off table? More like picked up and pulled the trigger. Got a few space bucks that says gang related.

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Uncle_Remus 4 points ago +4 / -0

Bullshit. Every one of these stories with the gun getting bumped and going off always turn out to be bullshit. Some dumb asshole left a loaded gun laying around and a kid picked it up and pulled the trigger. Absolute negligent child endangerment.

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19American62Woman 4 points ago +4 / -0

I never knew my parents had guns until I was much older. They always had them put up.

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witchism11 [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

You're right. It should have read "pepO" or "pepOs".

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COanon 3 points ago +3 / -0

You know if you remove all guns from blacks (and I am not a racist) then the murder rate would drop in the US to about 5%.

Blacks comprise 13% of the US population but commit 55% of all deadly crimes (noting Chicago)

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Groundpounder 3 points ago +3 / -0

Time for those poor parents to sue the gun manufacturer… right, libs? 😒

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Paxelmania 3 points ago +3 / -0

random guns lying around

More importantly: loaded ones

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Moonlight 3 points ago +3 / -0

Is this an FBI attempt to sabotage gun rights by using soft tactics?

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LosAngelesRealtor 3 points ago +3 / -0

GUYS YOU’RE NOT SEEING THE BIG PICTURE HERE!!…

The one time a black father decides to take responsibility and stay…

One of his kids ends up dead…

He should’ve left like the rest of them

#FathersDayIsRacist

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Titus45 3 points ago +3 / -0

/p/guesstherace

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Greenhills 2 points ago +2 / -0

Loaded guns….loaded guns lying around.

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that_guy_pming_tits 2 points ago +2 / -0

Negligent homicide on the parents. If we don’t enforce gun safety laws, we can’t argue to have guns.

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AcAirman 2 points ago +2 / -0

Daddy is a gang banger. Points gun sideways.

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Dialectic 2 points ago +2 / -0

Joggers suck at everything

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Just_one_man 2 points ago +2 / -0

Doesn't anyone set the safety anymore?

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LokeyLewd 2 points ago +2 / -0

Guns do not go off when knocked off a table. There is negligence involved.

Having said that, guns in a safe in the far room of house are worthless in an extreme urgent need.

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monkadelic 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah, there are good quick fingerprint safes out there. I can open mine just as fast as one that's unlocked. It does require you change the battery every few years, but the peace of mind knowing its not accessible to curious children is worth it. I will never be comfortable with a loaded firearm just hidden somewhere unsecured.

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Dudemanfoo 2 points ago +2 / -0

Why is Alec Baldwin still allowed around guns?

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Tenspot20 2 points ago +2 / -0

Blacks?

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BidensWetNurse 1 point ago +1 / -0

Khalis?

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DearCow 1 point ago +2 / -1

One of my favorite videos is a guy at a party passing his three year old his hand gun. His kid shoots him in the lower stomach in an upward direction probably passing right through his chest.

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witchism11 [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Post the link, please!

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DearCow 1 point ago +2 / -1

I searched but can't find it online. I had it as a gif on my computer, but can't find it. Sorry, It was funny!

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witchism11 [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

That's okay, I'll see if I can track it down. I wanna SEEE!!!