Skip to comments.Marysville cop on leave after daughter's shooting
Posted on 03/12/2012 7:38:35 PM PDT by Lattero
The Marysville, Wash., police officer whose daughter was fatally shot by a sibling last weekend has been placed on administrative leave for an investigation.
The 7-year-old girl was shot Saturday by a sibling who found a loaded gun in the family's van as it was parked near the Stanwood City Hall. The parents were out of the vehicle at the time, but nearby.
The girl died Sunday at a Seattle hospital.
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What be Washington law on children’s access to firearms?
OK. Not clear from this whether the daughter got hold of an official issue gun or some other one. Police don’t forget their official guns too often, but it happens and they should be kept on a short leash about those. If it was his private gun that is a tragedy but it sounds like nothing illegal.
There, fixed it for you. I left guns on the coffee table when the kids were bitty mites. They knew better. They didn't play with power saws either.
I kept loaded firearms in every room of the home and every vehicle from before my kids were conceived until now.
The youngest turns 30 the end of next month. Secure the kids, not the firearms.
P.S. - the guns were lost in an unfortunate kayaking incident last year.
I'll bet they don't go after all his guns and/or give him the rectal exam they'd do to you or me.
Sending him home to eat a bullet?
Do not know, but if there is one on stupid he needs to be charged.
Correct. A time-tested (as in for centuries, folks) approach that works. Even very young children can understand the difference between "toy" and "real" IF THEY ARE EXPOSED TO BOTH. And the earlier the better (age four is NOT "too young"). But either letting them ONLY handle toys (or worse, neither) is just sowing the ground for catastrophe, as they WILL think "toy" when they are first confronted with a real weapon, unless they are TRAINED otherwise.