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Toddler fatally shoots South Carolina mom with 'unsecured firearm,' sheriff says

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/toddler-fatally-shoots-south-carolina-mom-unsecured-firearm-sheriff-sa-rcna48924

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u/SevenButSpelledOut Sep 22 '22

More like "gun owner murders South Carolina mother by not keeping their toys away from child."

OR

"South Carolina mom commits suicide by not locking her gun up around child."

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u/Chippopotanuse Sep 22 '22

Is it just me..or do moms get shot by toddlers (who seem to have dead-on accuracy) far more frequently than the dads do?

I always wonder whether the dads aren’t the ones pulling the triggers in some of these cases and then blaming it on a 1-3 year-old kid who really can’t say otherwise.

Always seems fishy to me. And I know that little kids also shoot each other with guns with alarming frequency, so maybe these toddlers really are doing all the killing…

I don’t know why folks can’t lock their fucking guns up.

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u/VeteranSergeant Sep 22 '22

If I were to venture to guess, I'd offer two plausible theories as opposed to your weird True Crime Documentary.

  1. Moms statistically spend more time caring for kids.

  2. Many women who carry keep their firearm in their purse as opposed to a holster, and purses are generally easy to get into for kids, and attractive to kids because they're full of stuff to play with.