Those American toddlers are a real public health menace. More likely to get shot by a toddler than struck by lightening.
(mentioned often, and upthread, but it bears repeating…)
Sounds like the sheriff needs a refresher on gun safety, too.
I fail to see how doing something the wrong way in the wrong place isn’t being careless.
I don’t own a firearm.
I have friends and family who handle firearms and have had weapons training in the U.S. military.
From them, I have heard them say all firearms should be regarded as loaded all the time, and never to point a firearm at anything you don’t want to shoot.
I’d say that LEO handling that firearm was careless or poorly-trained or both. There are right ways and wrong ways to empty a chambered round in a safe manner.
Number one is don’t chamber a round unless you are ready to fire.
Clearly, the mothers should be armed to defend themselves against their toddlers.
(Enormous amounts of sarcasm, of course.)
Chuck E Cheese is where to go to get shot, doesn’t matter what state. I can’t wrap my head around why people get so damned upset there. It’s so weird.
It’s just as overwhelming to adults who still function as immaturely as young children as it is to young children.
Some of it is the chaos, but I think some of it is the pressure on parents to make it some kind of amazing experience. For most families, CEC is expensive, too, just to add to the pressure of it being some kind of perfect birthday party. Which it cannot be. So I can see that it’s really stressful for parents.