Accidentally Shot, and You Still Stand Firm Behind Those Second Amendment Rights?

Those of you who are SUPPORTERS of the Second Amendment ALONG with members of the NRA or whatever OTHER gun fanatic groups, listen UP, from NBCNEWS.com…

The New Jersey father of a 4-year-old boy who accidentally shot and killed his 6-year-old neighbor has been arrested, accused of having multiple unsecured weapons accessible to children, the Atlantic County prosecutor’s office announced Monday.

Anthony Senatore, 33, has been charged with six counts of child endangerment and a disorderly person’s offense for enabling access by minors to a loaded firearm.

Senatore’s son and 6-year-old Brandon Holt were playing in their neighborhood April 8 when The New Jersey father of a 4-year-old boy who accidentally shot and killed his 6-year-old neighbor has been arrested, accused of having multiple unsecured weapons accessible to children, the Atlantic County prosecutor’s office announced Monday.

Senatore’s son and 6-year-old Brandon Holt were playing in their neighborhood April 8 when the 4-year-old got a loaded .22-caliber rifle from his family’s home and shot Brandon in the head, authorities said. The boys were about 15 yards apart.

Brandon died at a hospital a day later.

Brandon’s grandmother told NBC 4 New York at the time she was angry the family failed to take enough caution in locking up their guns.

“I can’t believe that they found 11 guns in that house,” said Donna Elefante. “I mean, with three kids? Give me a break.”

Attorney information for Senatore was not immediately available, and a phone number was not listed in the public pages.

The Atlantic County prosecutor’s office took over investigation of the case early on because the Senatores have relatives who worked in law enforcement in Ocean County, where Toms River is located.

One resident said the two families had not lived in the neighborhood for long and she did not know them well.

“I’m sad for the children involved and their families, but I’m angry with whoever owns that gun and allowed a little child to get hold of it,” Debi Coto, who lives a few doors down, said after the shooting.

The shooting came just days after a 4-year-old boy in Tennessee grabbed a loaded gun at a family cookout and accidentally shot to death the wife of a sheriff’s deputy and amid debate over gun control laws in the wake of December’s Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre, in which 20 first-graders

Moral of the story???  If you’re a GUN FANATIC, or a SECOND-AMENDMENT RIGHT fanatic, DO keep your GUNS out of child’s reach, because you KNOW how they got the tendency to GET not just their ONE of TWO hands STUCK inside that “cookie jar”, they may SHOVE their child-sized HEADS in there too!!!  And, you should NEVER keep weapons in the reach of children, OR alcohol either, because you KNOW those kids?  They WILL be kids, touch, and, BAM, something accidentally goes O-F-F, and, you, the parents would be made to take the RESPONSIBILITIES for them…

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9 responses to “Accidentally Shot, and You Still Stand Firm Behind Those Second Amendment Rights?

  1. lwk2431

    “Still Stand Firm Behind Those Second Amendment Rights?”

    Yes, absolutely.

    lwk
    free2beinamerica2.wordpress.com

  2. The blame lies with the parents. Complete and total negligence.

    • It is the parents’ fault, for NOT locking up the guns, but, if there are NO guns in the house, where it is easily accessed by a child, then, wouldn’t it be better?

      • lwk2431

        “if there are NO guns in the house, where it is easily accessed by a child, then, wouldn’t it be better?”

        No, not if the parents had been responsible then there would be no reason to not have guns, and many reasons to have them. Americans use firearms 2.5 million times a year in self defense and upwards of 400,000 lives are saved (Kleck & Gertz).

        lwk

      • It comes down to a choice. If someone is not willing to lock the guns down, then they shouldn’t own them.

      • But, there’s NO way to make sure that those who OWNED guns has a SAFE at home, to keep them out of the reach of children

  3. lwk2431

    “But, there’s NO way to make sure that those who OWNED guns has a SAFE at home, to keep them out of the reach of children.”

    So what? There is no way to make sure that you won’t be robbed or murdered in your home either. But Americans use firearms 2.5 million times for self defense and defense of property every year and upwards of 400,000 lives are saved. Those stats far, far overshadow the risk of a gunowner being stupid or careless.

    lwk

    • But, if you owned a gun, you are more than likely to interpret nonthreatening situations as if they are, and, there were researches on how persons of colored skin who held a harmless object is more than likely to be mis-seen as holding something dangerous, and, it IS hard to determine, what constitute as self defense, it’s an interesting debate…

  4. lwk2431

    “…f you owned a gun, you are more than likely to interpret nonthreatening situations as if they are…”

    That is pure malarky. Could just as easily be just the opposite. If you are unarmed and defenseless you might be more paranoid than if you know you can defend yourself. But either assertion is just that, assertions. And it probably differs widely between people.

    “… there were researches on how persons of colored skin who held a harmless object is more than likely to be mis-seen as holding something dangerous…”

    Given that over 50% of homicides are committed by blacks despite being less than 14% of the population that may not be entirely irrational.

    Even black people have admitted having similar experiences in regards to other blacks.

    lwk

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