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Old April 30th, 2007, 17:52   #59
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I put the blame solely and completely on the friend's parents.

It is their responsibility to monitor the children, as they have accepted the position of caregiver. In the legal world, it's known as "in loco parentis", or "in the place of the (absent) parent.

It is their responsibility to check to make sure the toys they buy their children to play with (and to play with other children) are safe.

It is their responsibility to monitor the children to ensure they play safely.

You can't give a 9 year old kid something like a bb gun/sharp stick/cattle prod/lighter and say "Now make sure you play safe" and walk away, absolving yourself of responsibility.

It's the fault of the parents. End of statement.
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That was a very bad move on your behalf. Sort of like cutting off your foot for money, but not getting the money first and then letting the person with the money run away.
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