How guns “accidentally kill children and others: Chapter 8

In Colorado Springs, a father shot and killed his 14-year-old stepdaughter, apparently mistaking her for a burglar. I don’t know if there’s more to this story, but police got a report that there was a “burglary in progress.” http://bit.ly/19dHcmy

In North Carolina, a 3-year-old shot another 3-year-old with a .22 rifle. The dad and his girlfriend left the gun in the room where the children were playing. The injured toddler is expected to recover. Police have brought charges against the couple. Good news. http://bit.ly/1c8NJjb

In Mississippi, a pastor posted a “no guns allowed” sign at the church door. A man packed a concealed pistol anyway. It went off, injuring a woman. Fortunately, she wasn’t killed but it shows how unsafe innocent people can be around “manly” pistol packers. The pastor can’t enforce his edict. Concealed carry is legal in the state. http://bit.ly/1bPQoe2

In South Dakoka, a mom tried to take away a loaded revolved from her two-year-old son. The gun fired, hitting her in the leg. Howcome there was a loaded revolver lying around for a toddler to play with? http://bit.ly/1ddrM0D

In Arizona, a 3-year-old shot himself in the face with a loaded pistol his dad had “misplaced.” No safety lock on the gun. The child died. http://bit.ly/199Luv7

2 comments
M // 12/25/2013 at 6:48 pm

Thank you for being a voice of reason.

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Linda // 01/27/2014 at 8:58 am

Jane, here is a new NBC article to support your gun articles:

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/guns-hurt-or-kill-10-000-children-us-each-year-2D11997891

Guns hurt or kill 10,000 children in the US each year: study

Linda Carroll NBC News contributor

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