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"Somehow" got a hold of his gun? This was no accident, but authorities and news people are describing it as such. That's how gun statistics get falsified.
Actually Mike has posted a "study" that asserted that accidental gun deaths of children are underreported because they get classified as homicides, which I believe to be much more accurate. Accident is a generic term to show that it was an unintentional act. Works the same for car accidents, airplane accidents, workplace accidents, etc. almost all have some level of negligence as the cause.
Unless we change that attitude of "accident" how are we to get people to take more seriously safety rules like gun safes and stop these "accidents?" It might be unintentional, but it is negligence, not an "accident" IMO.
That is exactly what I've been saying for quite a while.
We're agreed then, (except for Kurt, I'm sure), that we need to change the attitude of "accident.
We're agreed then, (except for Kurt, I'm sure), that we need to change the attitude of "accident.It seems to me that what you want to change is the very definition of the word "accident," so that it refers only to those rare incidents in which there was no negligence, irresponsibility, recklessness, stupidity--nothing for which anyone can be legitimately faulted.You seem, furthermore, to want this redefinition of the word "accident" to apply only to accidents with guns.