NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old boy got ahold of a loaded gun at a family cookout and shot and killed the wife of a Tennessee sheriff's deputy.Fortunately, unlike civilians, law enforcement officers can always be trusted not to be stupid with guns -- or at least, that is what the gun control crowd likes to believe.
Investigators say Wilson County Deputy Daniel Fanning on Saturday was showing his weapons to a relative in a bedroom of his Lebanon home when the toddler came in and picked up a gun off the bed. Sheriff Robert Bryan says the weapon discharged, hitting 48-year-old Josephine Fanning.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Don't Be Stupid
There are some basic rules of firearms safety, of which one of the more obvious is: don't put a loaded firearm somewhere where a toddler can get hold of it. From April 8, 2013 USA Today: