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  •  right here on "fact-based" DKos, and this diary (2+ / 0-)
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    is a great example.

    Not only does the initial report of the incident QUOTE the parents as saying the boy who died did not own the airsoft gun in question, so do backup QUOTES.

    Which stops nobody from suggesting the parents are to blame for

    this also shows that it's already happened there; does any responsibility lie with the families who buy such toys for their children, knowing that it might just get them killed? Does it seem an acceptable, or minimal risk, until the cops roll up?
    Augh.

    The irrational fear/hatred of inanimate objects grows logarithmically.

    Those two Sheriff's Deputies, however, need to be UNEMPLOYED. And lose whatever the state-spec equivalent of their TCLEOSE certifications FOR LIFE.

    Part of being a competent LEO is exercising good judgment. These, particularly the shooter, did not.

    LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 03:21:25 PM PDT

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    •  Speaking of rational argument (4+ / 0-)

      Some of us did have some, thanks, and the fact that Andy was returning the toy gun in question already came up.

      http://www.dailykos.com/...

      Could just as easily be (5+ / 0-)

      someone else's toy, in fact I think it was -- the stories I read indicated that Andy was returning it. The CBS link mentions this.

      The boy's parents, Rodrigo and Sujey Lopez, said they can't believe their 13-year-old son, Andy, is gone. They said he was walking in his neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, returning the toy rifle to a friend, when two sheriff's deputies tried to detain him.
      Guns don't kill people. People kill guns. -- this message brought to you by the Night Vale chapter of the N.R.A.

      by tytalus on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 11:22:28 AM MST

      But that was hours ago; I can't expect gun enthusiasts to pay attention. The gunfail series teaches us that.

      Guns don't kill people. People kill guns. -- this message brought to you by the Night Vale chapter of the N.R.A.

      by tytalus on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 04:13:49 PM PDT

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