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Posted: 3/16/2001 3:10:40 PM EST
[url]http://www.foxnews.com/national/031601/boy_shooter.sml [/url]

CLARKSDALE, Miss. — A policeman's 3-year-old son shot a gas station attendant in the face with his father's pistol, authorities said.

James Collins, 43, was in critical condition Friday.

Off-duty Patrolman Randy Tomlinson had brought his truck into the gas station on Thursday, leaving his gun in the back seat and his son in the front, Capt. Danny Hill said

The boy crawled into the back seat, pointed the pistol at Collins and shot him, Hill said. The bullet entered Collins' cheek.

Hill would not say whether disciplinary action would be taken against Tomlinson.
Link Posted: 3/16/2001 3:24:30 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/16/2001 3:58:07 PM EST
Now I know why the Anti's say that only the police should have guns![:\]

Link Posted: 3/16/2001 4:02:27 PM EST
What kind of moron leaves his 3 yr old unattended period.
Link Posted: 3/16/2001 4:22:15 PM EST
Now I wonder if MS has a law against leaving
guns unsecured where children can access them.

This will be interesting to watch as it unfolds.
Link Posted: 3/16/2001 4:37:12 PM EST
Smart guy![kill]
Link Posted: 3/16/2001 11:40:18 PM EST
So I wonder what Patrolman Tomlinson's next career move will be...
...Burger King or Taco Bell?
Link Posted: 3/17/2001 1:09:00 AM EST
Guys, let's be somewhat sympathetic here.
Can you imagine? Did this kind of thing ever happen 25 years ago? Do you think the officer would have ever anticipated this with a 3 year old?
I'm not saying this guy acted responsibly, but I mean, s***...I didn't know how to hold my pee-pee straight aiming at the toilet when I was three. I can't imagine aiming a gun, pulling on that trigger, aimed at someone like that. How did that kid even figure it out?
I think its just a tragedy. Everybody loses.
Link Posted: 3/17/2001 1:35:12 AM EST
See, if that guy only had his magical smart ring on this sort of thing would not have happened.

Well they always said that convenience store clerks and gas station attendants were dangerous occupations.

Link Posted: 3/17/2001 1:38:13 AM EST
Real easy with glock or revolver thats loaded.Point and pull the trigger.Thats just flat out stupid on the cops part.
Link Posted: 3/17/2001 2:17:39 AM EST
WTF, Over?!?!?!?

Makes me embarassed to be a cop.

Link Posted: 3/17/2001 3:10:19 AM EST
[size=2]We have GOT to have Cop Control now!

When will the madness stop?
Link Posted: 3/17/2001 3:42:20 AM EST
You really have to be a little more careful when you have kids. This guy was just careless and you can't be careless. You wouldn't want to leave a 3 year old in a vehicle with a cordless drill either. If you have a 3 year old, you should know that.  
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