Saturday, November 29, 2014

Texas 4-Year-old Dead - No One To Be Charged

KTRK-TV reports that authorities are investigating the accidental shooting death of a 4-year-old boy. 
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Department, the incident happened Tuesday morning when the child was inside the home with his 6-year-old brother and 2-year-old sister while their mother was outside smoking a cigarette.  After hearing a gunshot, the woman went back inside to find that her 4-year-old son had been shot in the head.  He was rushed to a nearby hospital but died shortly after his arrival. 
Investigators believe that the shooting was accidental but are still trying to find out who pulled the trigger.

9 comments:

  1. As we discussed before, texas has a safe storage law in place. And as we also discovered, the law mandates a seven day delay in an arrest of a parent of the child killed.

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    1. I forgot about that incredible 7-day rule.

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  2. Just curious, Mikeb--what part of "authorities are investigating the accidental shooting death of a 4-year-old boy," says "no one to be charged" to you?

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  3. Texas -- where guns are valued more than children, and their lives are expendable, but their guns are not.

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    1. It seems your perception is incorrect DG. For example, in 2012, Texas had a lower homicide and violent crime rate than California.
      Or we could just talk about the children. During the same year the death rate for children by firearm in Texas was 1.36/100k. Slightly less than California's rate of 1.44/100k.
      The numbers from the CDC are for real children, as in those from ages 0 through 17.

      http://webappa.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/dataRestriction_inj.html

      http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2012/crime-in-the-u.s.-2012/tables/5tabledatadecpdf/table_5_crime_in_the_united_states_by_state_2012.xls

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    2. That's a bogus comparison. The gun laws in Texas are responsible for much harm. The fact that California is worse in spite of its gun laws doesn't mean anything, least of all that gun laws don't work.

      Put it this way, if CA had TX style gun laws, do you think their numbers would be the same or worse?

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    3. "The gun laws in Texas are responsible for much harm."

      As are California's apparently. As for whether California's numbers potentially being worse, we may have a chance to see depending on how Peruta shakes out.
      We had already discussed here that Texas, like California has a safe gun storage law in place. DG then asserted that Texas gun laws somehow make children less safe.
      So, I decided to see if the assertion is true. California seemed like a logical choice since its often held up as a model for gun laws. I even limited the comparison to children to keep focused on DG's claim.
      Why is it ok when the VPC or the Brady Campaign, or Everytown compare states in their "studies" ? I've never heard you claim that those comparisons are bogus.

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    4. MikeB: "Put it this way, if CA had TX style gun laws, do you think their numbers would be the same or worse?"

      Better isn't even an option, huh?

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    5. SS with his stats again. Proving once again that it's OK with him if children die from needless gun shot, as long as it is what he cites is a small percentage. What a sick death worshiping gun loon.

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