Child shoots self in leg in Riverside Ohio

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Child shoots self in leg in Riverside Ohio

Postby M-Quigley » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:11 am

https://www.whio.com/news/crime--law/re ... rGPYDflqN/

Police and medics were called to a shooting at a Eubanks Drive home in Riverside.

“A 3-year-old got ahold of his father’s weapon and accidentally shot himself in the leg,” Riverside police Sgt. Michael Safried said.

The gun was in a bedroom, and the young boy brought it into the living room where he was playing with it before he shot himself, the sergeant said.

The child’s father was home at the time, and the boy was taken to the hospital in stable condition, Safried said.

The shooting is under investigation and it’s not clear whether the father will face charges, Safried said.

Firearm safety is of the “utmost importance,” especially when children are in the home, the sergeant said.

"If you're going to own firearms, buy a safe. Secure them, keep them unloaded if you're not going to put them in a safe. Your children are most important."


The police Sgt. didn't mention it but there's also the POGO philosophy (pants on gun on) even at home. Not only is your gun secure, you don't have to go get it if you need it.
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Re: Child shoots self in leg in Riverside Ohio

Postby catfish86 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:19 pm

In my house, I carry. All other guns and ammo are locked up, mostly separate from each other.
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Carrying a gun is a right, not a crime.

Gun control is racist.
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Re: Child shoots self in leg in Riverside Ohio

Postby Bruenor » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:23 am

Curious what holster and firearm was being carried in this incident.. Pants on gun on didn't help in this situation.
https://www.myclallamcounty.com/2020/01 ... ischarges/
January 21, 2020
A 36-year-old father and his 4-year-old son were rushed to hospital after being accidentally shot in the head when a gun discharged while they were play wrestling together.

The incident happened on Sunday in their home located just south of Bloomington, Indiana, when the two were having fun wrestling together and the father had a concealed handgun on the small of his back.

While they were both playing around, however, the gun fell from the father’s waistband and discharged. The single shot struck both the father and the son in the head,

Hope the boy recovers.(Father is doing OK)

Not sure why people still carry SOB, so many downsides.
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Re: Child shoots self in leg in Riverside Ohio

Postby M-Quigley » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:42 am

Bruenor wrote:Curious what holster and firearm was being carried in this incident.. Pants on gun on didn't help in this situation.
https://www.myclallamcounty.com/2020/01 ... ischarges/
January 21, 2020
A 36-year-old father and his 4-year-old son were rushed to hospital after being accidentally shot in the head when a gun discharged while they were play wrestling together.

The incident happened on Sunday in their home located just south of Bloomington, Indiana, when the two were having fun wrestling together and the father had a concealed handgun on the small of his back.

While they were both playing around, however, the gun fell from the father’s waistband and discharged. The single shot struck both the father and the son in the head,

Hope the boy recovers.(Father is doing OK)

Not sure why people still carry SOB, so many downsides.


The article doesn't say whether he was even using a quality holster or not. or even a holster at all. Regardless of his location of carry, I'm not sure why people in 2020 still carry firearms that discharge from a short distance fall to a floor.
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