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  •  And not far away in NC, a toddler is shot by (6+ / 0-)

    3-year old. Kids of a "parenting columnist".

    http://www.wsoctv.com/...

    •  The Gun Box - Defend Responsibly (3+ / 0-)

      RFID box - $279 for the standard model

      Top of the line - $475

      RFID, Biometric, GPS locator

      Why is it so hard for gun aficionados to KEEP their freaking guns.

      So for less than an ambulance ride and ER surgery for bullet removal, they could have had a safe gun. Loaded and ready to go.

      Now they have the 2nd (safety net for sloppy) Amendment, and can't be infringed to actually treat their gun like a gun and not a video game controller.

      by 88kathy on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 05:24:51 PM PST

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      •  Sadly they won DC V Heller (0+ / 0-)

        Which long story short determined storage requirements in DC impaired access in the case of self defence (not all that's in the Heller case but that's the relevant part of the decision here). All sorts of arguments they can make against the use of that sort of stuff thanks to that decision.

        The funny thing is I've had an attempted burglary, and I own knives of various descriptions including some that were not designed for any other purpose but killing (not my own purchases, I prefer functional tools rather than weapons since I grew up hunting by speed and stealth rather than shooting or blades [though I did shoot during my teens]). Now I passed those knives heading to the attempted point of entry (idiot got jammed in my metal horizontal blinds) and didn't touch a one, no I switched on the outside light and listened to two idiots just about kill themselves falling down and bolting before the police could arrive to take a statement.

        Now note in the last couple of years around here we've had shootings and stabbings of both those burgled and police, in fact just the next morning I heard the news an older man had been stabbed during a break in in my part of town. What does it really say about America when I know I live in a place I know people get murdered in their beds but won't reach for a weapon, but in America people keep guns and shoot other people over a phone call in a cinema?

        •  It's new. It keeps your kids safe. It's not a law. (1+ / 0-)
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          If you insist on a loaded gun. And you insist in not having bullet riddled children. This might be the way to go.

          Think about it.

          There are devices on the market. They will continually improve.

          Now they have the 2nd (safety net for sloppy) Amendment, and can't be infringed to actually treat their gun like a gun and not a video game controller.

          by 88kathy on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 04:52:56 AM PST

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          •  I never kept loaded guns, goes against my training (0+ / 0-)

            even when I lived on the farm guns were unloaded, bolts and (when we still had them) clips and magazines were stored separate to the actual rifle (standard Australian law anyway). Didn't keep the people who had access to the safe (plus the combination, and key to the secondary locker for ammo and bolts) from having a rifle or shotgun out and loaded in under 30 seconds however, as attested to by how fast I was armed with the 12ga. when we had king browns mating outside right alongside the back verandah.

            My point was you push those sorts of things though and you'll still have them rile up about their rights, actually I'm not sure if by Australian standards they'd pass our storage requirements which are pretty stringent (you'd actually have to demolish nearly a 1/3rd of the farm house to remove the safe from my parents place if you couldn't open it legitimately, I wouldn't advise cutting torches).

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