News Louisiana 5 Year Old Accidentally Shoots Herself With Father's Gun

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    Louisiana Girl, 5, Fatally Shoots Self While Playing With Gun
    A 5-year-old girl died in Louisiana on Saturday after she apparently shot herself with a handgun, authorities said.

    St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputies were called to the home in LaPlace at around 9:44 a.m. and the child's father said she shot herself while playing with the gun, the sheriff's office said in a statement.

    "The father said he was taking a shower when he heard a gunshot," sheriff's Lt. Greg Baker told NBC affiliate WDSU in New Orleans. "He got out of the shower, and that's when he discovered that his daughter had accidentally shot herself."

    The girl was rushed to a hospital but died of her injuries. Detectives said the gun was unsecured, the sheriff's office said.

    The girl's sister and brother ran out of the home after the shooting, and neighbor Joy Ursin took them inside as police arrived. "The oldest kid, she repeatedly said, 'My sister shot herself,'" Ursin told the station.

    "He's devastated," Ursin said of the child's father. "We've spoken to him since. He's devastated."

    Detectives are investigating the shooting, the sheriff's office said. LaPlace is a community of around 30,000 about 30 miles west of New Orleans.

    Baker, the sheriff's lieutenant, told the station, "Safety, everything is safety. If you're the owner of a weapon, buy a safe box, a gun safe. That's the way it is. Teach your kids. Teach your family about it."

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    Idiots.
     
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    I know the guy is devastated, but you have to properly secure it, there has to be charges for people like this.

    And I'm pro gun.
     
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    Sadly I agree, I also think there has to be huge insurance claims against people who improperly secure guns, once insurance companies start to pay out big claims, things seem to change, since they basically run the world
     
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    If that 5 year old had just been armed with a higher caliber weapon, maybe she could have eliminated the threat but, sadly, she wasn't able to do that with the weapon she had.
     
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    This makes me sad
     
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    So am I. And I'd love to own a gun. Personally, I'm not comfortable with one in the house with a child.

    Those who do need to be ever vigilant. I dont trust myself
     
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    A handgun is the worst home defense weapon.

    Most handgun owners are people who shouldn't be trusted with guns.
     
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    Nice job, dad
     
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    Fucking idiot
     
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    Right because the criminals in Chicago are doing fantastically with them :ulol:
     
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    A 10 year old shot himself last week (nearby). It's still under investigation, so nothing has been ruled out. The family says the boy expressed an interest in killing himself, but they had a gun in the home (they did say the gun and ammo were kept separately). Sad story.
     
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    You want guns so badly, you got them. Zero sympathy.
     
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    Gun safety can be taught at an early age in fact any parent not doing so is an idiot.

    All to often parents dont want to take the time and just assume by telling them not to pick it up that they will listen. No, they will do the opposite. however, if you empower them with knowledge it can save lives. That being said you never lay a weapon un secure anywhere there are kids, it must be locked away in a gun safe. I am also pro gun but i feel when a parent is negligent like this they should be charged and put behind bars.

    Training, safety and knowledge will take away the fears.
     
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    Neighbors say Moore and his family have lived on the street for about four years. They describe him as a devoted father who was vigilant about gun safety.
     
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    Apparently not, he failed. There is no margin for error when it comes to gun safety. I would say he failed miserably and should be locked away
     
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    "guns don't kill kids, parents who take showers kill kids" :grad:
     
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    I gotsta have ma gunz. The damn gover'ment is tryin' to take'em from us as part of the new world order. Over mah dead body... or in this case, mah 5 year old's dead body.

    In all seriousness, I'd rather people not have guns. But if you're going to have them, lock them away from your kids.
    You wouldn't turn your car on, leave your 5 year old in the driver's seat and then walk away.
    This should have NEVER happened. No reason at all. Pure irresponsibility.
     
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    Yeah people foam at the mouth for odd things Freds.