Home Defense Shotgun

Discussion in 'In the News' started by gunsmoker, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Hey, does a 20-gauge shotgun in the closet seem like it would make a good home defense weapon? Sure it would. And if you leave the gun loaded and un-locked in your bedroom, you would probably be able to get to it in a hurry, right? You bet. So is leaving a loaded shotgun in your bedroom 24/7 a good idea? Does it make your home safer? :?

    Or does it lead to your nephew blowing his buddy's guts out, because these 12-year old boys found your gun and decided to play with it? :shock:

    Guns that are not carried on your person should be SECURED.
    Deny the use of your gun to curious children, emotionally unstable teenagers, adults who are not trained in safe gun handling, or criminally-minded adults. Keep your gun where it won't be used by anybody but you, when you're not right there in the same room with it, awake, and keeping an eye on it.

    Here's the cut-and-paste from todays AJC.com:


    12-year-old stable after shooting in Cherokee
    Shot by another 12-year-old boy, police say

    By LAURA DIAMOND
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    Published on: 01/28/07

    A 12-year-old boy was in stable condition Sunday afternoon after being shot in the stomach by another 12-year-old boy, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.

    The shooting occurred Saturday, police said, when the two boys were playing at the home of one boy's uncle and found a loaded gun :roll: in one of the bedrooms. One boy shot the other with a No. 4 shot from a 20-gauge shotgun, Capt. Ron Hunton said.

    The boys were alone inside the house, Hunton said. Two adults were outside the home at the time of the shooting...