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Wed May 15, 2019, 12:24 PM

8-year-old boy accidentally shoots mother at baseball game, gun owner charged

Source: NBC News

A Tennessee mother was hospitalized in critical condition after her 8-year-old son accidentally shot her at a college baseball game, police said.

The gun's owner, Charles McFarland Jr., was arrested and faces charges of reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.

The mother and son were at the annual Babe Howard Classic game Tuesday night at the U.S.A Baseball Stadium in Millington, about 30 minutes north of Memphis, when the boy found a loaded gun while playing inside an antique World War II jeep belonging to McFarland, authorities said.

The jeep had been on display as part of a celebration the stadium holds for veterans, the Millington Police Department said in a press release.



Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/8-year-old-boy-accidentally-shoots-mother-baseball-game-gun-n1005876

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Reply 8-year-old boy accidentally shoots mother at baseball game, gun owner charged (Original post)
Calista241 May 15 OP
groundloop May 15 #1
Maine-i-acs May 15 #2
JohnnyRingo May 15 #3
Honeycombe8 May 15 #4
ManiacJoe May 15 #7
Honeycombe8 May 15 #8
ManiacJoe May 15 #9
Progressive Jones Thursday #14
RhodeIslandOne Thursday #15
paleotn May 15 #13
Grins May 15 #12
TheBlackAdder May 15 #5
iluvtennis May 15 #6
marble falls May 15 #10
FakeNoose May 15 #11
FreepFryer Thursday #16
lostnfound Thursday #17
Name removed Thursday #18

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 01:21 PM

1. And there's no need to regulate gun owners in any manner... they're all very responsible





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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 01:54 PM

2. If only the Mom had a gun too!

she could have defended herself
more guns is the answer
/sarcasm

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Response to Maine-i-acs (Reply #2)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:08 PM

3. hahaha

Perfect!

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:47 PM

4. That's nutso negligent. Wow. Not locked in a glove compartment, and loaded?



That's amazingly negligent. As he now knows.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #4)

Wed May 15, 2019, 03:43 PM

7. The WW2 jeep will not have a lock on the glove compartment.

Yes, very negligent. There is no excuse for unsecured firearms.

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #7)

Wed May 15, 2019, 03:47 PM

8. Then he should have added a lock.

A gun in a vehicle needs to be locked up and unloaded. If it doesn't have a locked area, then you add one, or you don't carry in that vehicle.

What he did is such a stupid thing. I live in an area full of guns. I don't know anyone who would do something so stupid.

I have carried my gun in my car when traveling. I keep it in its holder in the car body, unlocked. But I'm IN the car. When I reach my destination, the first thing I grab is my gun, put it in my luggage, and take it in with me.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #8)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:02 PM

9. Most likely as to what actually happened

is that the gun was in the bag from a previous use, and the bag was mistakenly left in the jeep for this show. Bad inventory control.
Still, no excuse.

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #9)

Thu May 16, 2019, 02:42 AM

14. Ammosexuality is rampant in the US, especially "down there". nt

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Response to Progressive Jones (Reply #14)

Thu May 16, 2019, 05:35 AM

15. You never know when you might have to fire....

....on some "thugs playing the rap music".

That is how they roll down there.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #8)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:06 PM

13. Better yet....

leave the goddamn thing at home. UM / UT-M baseball games aren't know for armed assailants.

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #7)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:43 PM

12. More likely there was no glove box

WWII ďJeepĒ, was really basic, slapped together to be versatile and a snap to repair/replace, so I doubt it had one at all! Itís been a while but I donít think my Jeep when I was in the army in the early 70ís had one either.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 03:14 PM

5. Reminds me of the kid killed at a Naval Air Base, randomly typed in the activate code and ejected.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 03:34 PM

6. OMG. I hope the mom pulls through. So tragic. Fkn gun nuts drinking a gun to a game. nt

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:21 PM

10. A guy from our church went to Houston, staying at a motel off I-10 heard someone smash ...

a back passenger side window reach in and grab a handgun out of the console. After cops left at 4:30am, someone broke the driver's window and took one out of the driver's door pocket.

I know he had at least one more on him.

Too many guns.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:42 PM

11. The only way to stop a bad kid with a gun is a ...

... Oh never mind!

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 05:52 AM

16. That poor kid will spend the rest of his life wishing that gun just hadn't been there.

I hope he doesnít lose his mom.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 07:07 PM

17. Please please PLEASE let her recover fully. Oh god. Nt

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