Three-year-old Cheyenne Alexis McKeehan was killed in what can only be called a very unfortunate tragedy. She shot herself in the abdomen after apparently mistaking a loaded gun for a Wii gun controller.
According to the Sheriff on duty, Terry Ashe : 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.
An investigation is underway and no charges have been filed – but if you ask me the stepfather needs, at the very least, a backhand across the face. What kind of goddamned idiot leaves a loaded 380 caliber semi automatic handgun within the reach of a 3 year old?
The Wii and its silly, unnecessary peripherals aren’t to blame here. Stupidity is.
Source : Tennessean.com
Last Updated: March 9, 2010
March 9, 2010 at 13:55
Noooo, blame the games, nobody blames heavy metal anymore and we sure as hell don’t blame the parents. :sleeping:
March 9, 2010 at 14:01
See what happens when you buy your kids a Wii!
Buy them a 360 or PS3 and some cool games like GTA IV and God of War 3, kid friendly consoles kill people!
March 9, 2010 at 16:24
“”What kind of goddamned idiot leaves a loaded 380 caliber semi automatic handgun within the reach of a 3 year old?
The Wii and its silly, unnecessary peripherals arenâ€™t to blame here. Stupidity is.””
Nobody here should blame wii , instead blame the fuking KAK dad … idiot
March 9, 2010 at 19:15
It’s not an accident when a 3 year old finds a loaded gun lying around. It’s criminal negligence. But of course, why blame some redneck sister banger when you can blame games?
March 9, 2010 at 19:16
And this shows what a crap console the Wii is. Any console worth the name would have taught the little sprog which end of the gun to point at the enemy.
March 10, 2010 at 09:23
Natural Selection hard at work.