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    Quote Originally Posted by old curmudgeon View Post
    Why did the cops come? Just happened to be passing by?

    I don't think so.

    Children run screaming to the neighbor's.

    Neighbor calls cops.

    But the neighbors were so far away that they did not see the parents come home? Or so lacking in curiosity that they did not watch the house and see the parents and/or tell the cops the parents were home?

    And the kids would not watch to see what happens at their own house?

    Stretches credulity.

    Curiosity would have forced them to watch to see what happened next.

    Especially when they are coming to the house next door.
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    This begs the question "Why the heck would you leave your kids home alone in the first place?"

    Good point about finger on the trigger. I wonder at what phase in the approach to the house did the officer insert finger?

  4. I saw that. It just slipped my mind.

    However, it is still a stretch to picture two kids, 8 and 9, calling the cops and not watching to see what was going to happen.

    Usually kids a busting with curiosity of something like that happens anywhere in their neighborhood.

    Hard to believe that they would go to the neighbor's house and watch TV cartoons.

    The parents may not have known, but if they did not there was a lot of stupidity going around.

    When I was a kid, our property backed up to a big time bootlegger. The kind that imported booze by the trailer load and paid off the cops.

    Prohibition days.

    You bet we watched when the cops raided them.

    I have no idea what happened but my experience has been that everyone gets excited and wants to see the action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuts40 View Post
    Glad everyone ended up being alright. I bet the officer, who likely did NOT grow up shooting and indeed very likely afraid of the very tools she may one day depend on to save her life or someone elses, has not trained at all since academy with the exception of a maybe twice a year "qual" to refresh carry ammo. I understand this as my wife's daughter is a cop in our city and she did not EVER handle a gun until academy. Knowing her for a few years before she entered the academy I wondered if she knew what she was getting into or if her biggest thought about it was a good paycheck, outstanding benefits, early and high dollar retirement (say "thank you" to the taxpayers and gouging via your union). I pray for her safety and hope she can get through her career passing out tickets without ever being in a life or death struggle...
    Have you asked if you can make it a family trip to the range OR is she the type "who knows it all" because she trained in the academy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe1966 View Post
    I am glad nobody was hurt but who leaves kids that small alone at night in the first place?
    Exactly my first thought...at least one of them should be left behind to mind the kids. Do they both really need to go out together to go to the corner store?
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    Rule number 3: Don't put your finger on the trigger until your ready to destroy the target. Basic gun safety.
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    THERE it is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by old curmudgeon:234647
    I saw that. It just slipped my mind.

    However, it is still a stretch to picture two kids, 8 and 9, calling the cops and not watching to see what was going to happen.

    Usually kids a busting with curiosity of something like that happens anywhere in their neighborhood.

    Hard to believe that they would go to the neighbor's house and watch TV cartoons.

    The parents may not have known, but if they did not there was a lot of stupidity going around.

    When I was a kid, our property backed up to a big time bootlegger. The kind that imported booze by the trailer load and paid off the cops.

    Prohibition days.

    You bet we watched when the cops raided them.

    I have no idea what happened but my experience has been that everyone gets excited and wants to see the action.
    I would agree that the neighbors and kids were watching the house if visible from their location. The time it took the parents to get home, police to arrive, and negligent discharge was probably too short of a time to do anything.

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    Not an accidental discharge - It was a NEGLIGENT discharge.

    Booger hooker stays off the bang switch until a conscious decision is made to shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SGB:234797
    Not an accidental discharge - It was a NEGLIGENT discharge.

    Booger hooker stays off the bang switch until a conscious decision is made to shoot.
    Good post, but I don't think anyone is saying accident here.

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