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  • 4 year old child shoots babysitter.....

    15 posts, 7 voices, 858 views, started Jan 6, 2009

    Posted on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 by Inakika

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      Police say an angry four-year-old Ohio boy grabbed a gun from a closet and shot his babysitter.

      Eighteen-year-old Nathan Beavers was hospitalized Sunday with minor wounds to his arm and side after the shotgun attack. Police say another teen was also injured.

      Witnesses told police the child was angry because Beavers accidentally stepped on his foot. Beavers was watching the child at a mobile home in Jackson with several other teenagers and several other children.

      Jackson County Sheriff John Shashteen says authorities are investigating. The child has not been charged.  

      My question is: Why was a gun so easily accessible to a 4 year old?



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          Jomi wrote Jan 6, 2009
        • Wow...not only accessible but was it in the home loaded?



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 6, 2009
        • And also: too much violence on TV.  Where did that young child get the idea?



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          Inakika wrote Jan 6, 2009
        • Sad, sad, sad. I first heard this story this morning on the radio and thought it was a joke. What a world we live in.
          I tell my sons that I think the 70’s was the last good decade.
          Once we got in to the 80’s, we started to really experience advances in technology that I fear we have not always handled well.



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          Inakika wrote Jan 6, 2009
        • So true on all points, ladies. I have always heard that video games de-sensitize our kids. I fear television has the same effect. Can any of us remember television being so violent?
          I remember as a kid, the first time I saw “Night of the Living Dead“, I thought it was the most horrible thing I had ever seen. My sons got a huge giggle off of it when they saw it. No wonder, there is nothing left to the imagination nowadays.



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          Inakika wrote Jan 6, 2009
        • Hmmm... good point, Annie.
          Personally, I never considered a cartoon to be violent (Not the ones we grew up on, anyway) But then I can certainly see how your home environment can affect a child’s psyche.
          I never allowed my sons to play with guns growing up, I felt that pretending to shoot was not a game. I monitored their music and computer usage when they were young. Basically, I stayed on them. Had to. My sons grew up in Southern California during the height of the gang wars and all that drama. I used to have to watch what they wore down to the colors of their clothing.



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          Inakika wrote Jan 6, 2009
        • Annie, I was wondering about that! I thought you were one heck of a fast reader! LOL!



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          Jenni0811 wrote Jan 6, 2009
        • I believe today’s world has desensitized all of us, young and old to many horrors. TV brings us violence and tragedy every day over the dinner hour on the daily news. I personally don’t know what the answer is...possibly faith, spirituality and morality need to become more forefront to drown out all the violence.



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