Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Do Not Be Stupid!

How many times do I have to say this?  Do not leave guns where kids can "find" them.  5/11/16 Washington Post:
A 5-year-old girl was playing with her baby brother and 3-year-old neighbor early Wednesday when she found a gun, police said.
 The revolver had been tucked under her grandmother’s pillow in the Detroit home. It was loaded. And while in the hands of the little girl, the weapon went off, hitting her in the neck and killing her, Detroit police said.
“The grandfather went upstairs and found the baby, and immediately called 911,” officer Jennifer Moreno, a spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department, told The Post. Medics transported the 5-year-old to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

1 comment:

Jeff Dege said...

How many of these guns being left out, are being left out by people who are legally disabled from possession of firearms?

Was this a legally owned revolver?

I know nothing about the specifics of this case, but I do know that a disproportionate number of firearms "accidents" are perpetrated by criminals and drug users.

I agree with your message - firearms need to be stored in a way that is consistent with the safety of the least responsible person who might encounter them. But I don't think your message will have much effect on the residents of your local neighborhood crack house.