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Tragedy in Chiang Mai as six year old shoots elder sister dead with dad's gun

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Tragedy in Chiang Mai as six year old shoots elder sister dead with dad's gun

 

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CHIANG MAI: -- A Chiang Mai family is in grief after a six year old girl grabbed her father's gun and shot her seven year old sister dead in a children's game.

 

The tragedy happened at the home of 30 year old Lisor hill tribesman Wichai in the Mae Taeng area of Chiang Mai.

 

The children were playing in a second floor bedroom. The younger sibling found the .38 gun in a storage cupboard and pointed it at her sister. It went off hitting the seven year old in the head, reports Thairath.

 

Adults who were downstairs found the girl still alive but she died later Tuesday in hospital

 

Chiang Mai police collected evidence from the scene including gunshot residue and the casing.

 

Investigations are ongoing and no charges have yet been laid.

 

Source: Thairath

 
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So want training to go with every gun sold. So sad.

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3 hours ago, Thaiwrath said:

Parental irresponsibility ends in tragedy., 

Surely the child can't be held liable???? I would think the parents be answerable as to why a loaded weapon be left in reach of a minor .Never ceases to amaze me the level of care and nurture this country adopts to their minors . I realize a lot of families are cash strapped , hence the reason they let their school child drive home unlicensed on motorbikes but without helmets and 4-6 on one bike "on these crazy streets" WoW! ... Stupid is not a big enough word!

I don't think it will ever change one thing for sure if your child can make it into adulthood you can consider it very lucky . Guess like China when the population is so high do the deaths really matter ? If you don't get killed from an accident of some kind , or poisoned from pollutants and waste, suicide is the other preferred option ......personally found Thailand best get in holiday see experience then get out.

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15 minutes ago, roo860 said:

A regular occurance in the USA?

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Not sure what your point is but, per capita, Thailand has more deaths from firearms than the U.S.

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Not sure what your point is but, per capita, Thailand has more deaths from firearms than the U.S.

About young kids getting accidentally shot dead with firearms owned by parents.

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42 minutes ago, wilgoster said:

So want training to go with every gun sold. So sad.

The gun the father had was it legal? 

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15 minutes ago, roo860 said:

About young kids getting accidentally shot dead with firearms owned by parents.

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Not an argumentative comment, genuine curiosity. Does this really happen a lot in the US? I know the US has this (in my opinion) crazy and outdated law on gun ownership but I always thought that the storage of guns in the home was strictly adhered to, in other words no loaded gun stored at home.

 

It's an unbelievable scenario when someone so young gets killed by another child in a stupid, pointless and completely avoidable accident. I do wonder how it will effect the young boy because he is old enough to remember at 6 years old.

 

My last point, are there no laws on gun ownership in Thailand? Do you need a permit? Does the gun have to be registered?

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My last point, are there no laws on gun ownership in Thailand? Do you need a permit? Does the gun have to be registered?


Yes mate they have laws ref having a permit etc.


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Would be good to keep this topic about Thailand without - again - sliding into US regulations, rightly or wrongly

Looks like there's enough to be discussed as why this happened here and now

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GAZZPA, 

I lived in the US as a citizen for 57 years. I was also a school counselor, a Red Cross disaster worker, and a public health researcher/writer. Yes, this tragedy occurs often in the US--so much so that it's just another fact of life there. 

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"Chiang Mai police collected evidence from the scene including gunshot residue and the casing",

AND the gun I hope.

regards Worgeordie

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3 minutes ago, roo860 said:


 

 
My last point, are there no laws on gun ownership in Thailand? Do you need a permit? Does the gun have to be registered?


Yes mate they have laws ref having a permit etc.


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 laws are there

now it needs to be seen how they are enforced

 

far too many people with guns here (registered + unregistered), with no capacity to manage their emotions and unable to prevent others to reach these weapons

 

wrong people with the wrong killing tool

 

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1 hour ago, wilgoster said:

So want training to go with every gun sold. So sad.

also cars and motor bikes

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