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Just hours after Brian Holbrook’s 3-year-old son, who was wandering around his own house playing, being curious about everything as are all 3-year-olds, shot himself with a gun that was stored in a closet, on the floor, loaded, with a bullet in the chamber and the safety off, the Dad of the year took to Facebook to defend the 2nd amendment. This update was posted just hours after his son was pronounced dead.

Police say the gun is owned by family friend Joshua Michael Greenhill who had been living with the family.

Officers say 30-year-old Greenhill, who has a CPL, put the gun is its case and put it on the floor of his bedroom closet.

It was loaded and had a bullet in the chamber but not locked, according to investigators.

Greenhill was arrested and charged with Careless Dishcarge of a Firearm, a crime punishable by up to two years in prison. However, Police Chief David Uhl said additional charges were likely forthcoming. It seems as if they’re trying to wait an appropriate amount of time to charge the father with something as well, although that is just speculation.

H/T Gawker

Posted by James Poling

A socialist, tinkerer, thinker, question asker and all around curiosity seeker. If you'd like to reach me you can use the contact link above or email me at jamespoling [at] gmail [dot] com.

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  1. So why don’t we make firearms safety courses _MANDATORY_ in the public school system?

    lwk
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    1. Well, this kid was 3 so that wouldn’t have helped him much. If you’re talking about the parents then that’s just ridiculous. If an adult isn’t smart enough to know not to keep an loaded, unlocked gun out of the reach of children, public school classes wouldn’t have helped much.

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      1. “If an adult isn’t smart enough to know not to keep an loaded, unlocked gun out of the reach of children, public school classes wouldn’t have helped much.”

        I essentially agree about adult intelligence, but I still think gun safety programs in schools might help some. Even un-intelligent people can sometimes be impressed with ideas that apparently they couldn’t come up with on their own. 🙂

        Can’t hurt and could do some good.

        lwk
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        1. I don’t mind having this conversation but please stop putting your blog address in the comment, it already links from your username or should if you filled or the form.

          I think there needs to be serious gun reform before we start talking about classroom education.

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        2. “… there needs to be serious gun reform before we start talking about classroom education.”

          Maybe that education could include taking kids down to the range to shoot some real guns, under proper supervision of course. Hell, you might end up with a lot more gunowners once they see how much gun it is. 🙂

          (Of course the soccer moms will oppose that violently).

          lwk

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    2. We don’t make it mandatory because some people see any type of regulation in regards to firearms as an affront to their God given 2nd Amendment rights. If someone can honestly make a statement to defend such right after losing their child, then I don’t see how you can get any common sense safety legislation passed. That’s just me though.

      Thanks for posting on this subject as I didn’t have the stomach to address it at this point. I have two kids in my house, and my guns stay under lock and key when they’re not on my person. I have no fear of sudden intrusions as I can get to my case and arm myself in seconds.

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