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  •  he'll know about it, for sure... (0+ / 0-)

    but it won't likely be a trauma for him... rather just one of those things. Nobody is going to blame him, and he likely won't remember the details first-hand. Most people can remember very little about what happened when they were 4, even very tragic events, and those memories are hazy.

    If he'd shot his mother or immediate family member, their absence would be felt, and would affect the boy in different ways.

    Anyway, I'm not trying to excust anyone, or claim that everything will be just fine. I just think people don't realize how well very small kids are at coping with tragedies like this. In a sense, their ignorance is bliss.

    Freedom isn't free. So quit whining and pay your taxes.

    by walk2live on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 03:53:10 PM PDT

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