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Old 03-16-2010, 07:39 PM   #1
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Three-Year-Old Kills Herself With Game Controller-Shaped Gun

inline image"A three-year-old in Wilson County, Tennessee died Sunday evening after accidentally shooting herself in the abdomen with a weapon she may have mistaken for a plastic Wii facsimile.

At least that's how the news is being reported today in The Tennessean. Three-year-old Cheyenne Alexis McKeehan had been playing a Nintendo Wii game in her living room using a gun-shaped controller which, according to the story, "looked very similar to the real handgun" her stepfather used to scare away dogs that were hanging about the family's home.

The child had been playing a Nintendo Wii video game, Ashe said. The game's controller was shaped like a gun that looked very similar to the real handgun, which her stepfather had put on a table in the living room. Ashe said the girl pulled the gun off the table and it went off.

My question is this: why is the Wii even mentioned in this article? Someone left a loaded handgun in reach of a three-year-old girl. That's the story here.

The fact that the child was playing with a Wii controller that looked like a real gun is a non-issue. This is a three-year-old we are talking about. Three-year-olds touch everything, regardless of whether or not it looks like something they were allowed to touch previously.

Not to mention the fact that most Wii gun controllers are either white and blue or Nerf-colored, none of which is a color commonly found on handguns.

This story is horrible, unfortunate, and tragic, but the way that things are worded here make me wonder if there aren't pair of parents out there thinking that had they not let their child play that Wii game, she would still be alive today.

I don't think the majority of our readership needs clarification on this, but just in case, no - if her stepfather had not left a loaded weapon within reach of a curious three-year-old's hands, she would still be alive today."



Top left actual handgun. Bottom the Wii gun. But srsly it doesn't matter since we're talking about a three year old here.

A great example of good parenting.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:05 PM   #2
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Old news, saw this else where weeks ago
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:54 PM   #5
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Well I hadn't heard of it. Anyway, yeah I never heard of a Wii periphal gun that was like a handgun, so it seems the parents are just trying to use the Wii as a scapegoat to avoid the fact that they plain screwed up and left the gun within the girl's reach.
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^ Uh?

Neither the parents are trying to escape from anything nor they blamed the Wii. This is saying that the Wii influenced the accident because the girl confused the handgun with the controller and thought it was harmless. But yeah, it could have been avoided if the parents were more careful.

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BS. First article appeared 8 days ago.

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Sad story, but this isn't the first time someone due to something Wii related(remember the radio contest?)
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It goes to show how stupid some parents really are.
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a gun on the table? omfg come on please.. how stupid can you be :\..
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