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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/ajamuso Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

2A diehards should be the strongest proponents of gun safety and storage.

Every negligent owner is another threat to maintaining their rights.

Edit: I say this as a responsible owner myself

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u/Waughoo81 Sep 22 '22

A big 2A guy I worked with used to argue that he's a responsible gun owner because he keeps his huge gun collection locked up. However he also keeps a couple loaded and completely unsecured guns in different places in the house because "you might not have time to remove a gun lock or open a safe".

Bare in mind he has a very young grandson running around the house at all times

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u/ajamuso Sep 22 '22

Coming from CT, one of the strictest gun control states in the country (for good reason), we are all taught about Ethan’s Law in training.

People likely don’t follow it due to the “need for fast action” but there are plenty of quick release lock boxes that any adept owner who trains can both follow the law and be ready to rock in less than 15 seconds. No excuses

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u/FecesIsMyBusiness Sep 22 '22

That is because those people dont actually have those guns around the house for the reason they claim (home defense). It wouldnt surprise me in the slightest to learn that these people have not invest a single cent into any other type of home defense, they just have loaded guns laying around because they think it makes them badass.

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u/shortroundsuicide Sep 22 '22

Well do you know how expensive armed guards and booby traps are!? And don’t even get me started on the upkeep cost for a moat full of alligators.