Children who live in a dwelling with two unmarried adults have a 400x greater
chance of abuse than children who share a dwelling with married adults. I
don't know why? It's just a fact.This problem came up
long before the uneccesary death of this small child.
From the accidental death of a two year old in Layton and the accidental death
from a brother shooting a brother at Yuba Lake - to this horrible event, the
readily available gun in Utah homes has these horrific consequences. How does
the NRA or anyone with an ounce of sense support pushing more guns into American
society when the consequences are so obvious.
More people in Utah died last year from drug over doses and car accidents than
gun accidents. More people died in avalanches, mountain climbing and hiking than
in all gun incidents combined for 2012. The world is a dangerous place but I
don't see anyone "pushing more guns into American society". I think
you've just jumped on the "I hate guns" hate bandwagon.
In reply to the person who blames this terrible death on a 22 rifle. A great
many more people are killed by knives, blunt instruments, and hands and feet
than by guns. Do you really think this sick person would not have used some
other means to end the sweet baby's life had not a gun been available?And let's imagine another scenario where a mother happens to be
witnessing just such an event unfolding - an abusive man threatening her child.
But say she has access to that same 22 rifle and uses is to defend her child.
Is the gun still an evil thing then?
This is another senseless tragedy in our society. My heart goes out to the
mother and other family members that lost a precious child. Because of the
selfishness of one person, an infant will never get the chance to do the things
that we who are reading this will do. We can't take away someone's
agency. HE chose to go get the gun and kill his own son, no one made him do it.
The gun did not walk into the room and jump into this idiot's hands and say
use me! We as a society need to focus on the root cause of these tragedies. We
need to educate better on how to deal with conflict without resorting to
violence. Guns don't kill people, PEOPLE kill people. Focus on what needs
focus. A more gentle, tolerant, understanding society. Taking away our God given
2nd amendment right is not the answer.
This story brings tears to my eyes and gives me goosebumps to know what could
have happened when I finally left an abusive relationship. I was lucky to get
out with out and thank god for the life that has been given to me since leaving.
Let this child's life not be invane and for people to take a stand in
leaving abuse without living in the fear of retaliation. How can we prevent this
from happening again?Feel free to read my story that didnt end so
tragically...Google: Leah Misch recovery from accidents and abuse
cherishes second chancesOrGoogle: Leah Misch: finding faith, family
scholars symposiumCan be contacted at: Lmmisch@hotmail.com
The baby didnt live in a dwelling with two unmarried adults. We
don't understand the mind. We don't know how to heal the mind.
God bless this family in their time of suffering. In a nation that pounds
it's collective chest about how very much we love and value our
children--the evidence for that is shaky at best. Very telling how so many on
this thread jump to the defense of their beloved guns while attempting (in a
very transparent way) to show care and concern for the victim.
"More people died in avalanches, mountain climbing and hiking than in all
gun incidents combined for 2012."You are making that up.
Hey Baby, Where do you get those numbers? Please do post your source. Seems to
me that any 21-year-old man who gets a woman pregnant and this woman already has
two children is going to be severely stressed out with this ready-made family.
He is barely an adult himself. The statistics might change if birth
control was widely available. You must build the nest before you lay the eggs.
Get an education, settle yourself, you know, be a grown-up. This was a kid
taking on grown-up responsibility. I don't excuse what he did. But he was
under tremendous stress to provide for a family when he should have been
figuring out who he is. He coupled with her because she took care of him....he
was looking for a mommy. Not looking to become a daddy.