Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

2-year old girl wounded when handling family gun

a 2-year old girl in Sawmills, North Carolina, was wounded when she got hold of her father's loaded, unlocked gun during breakfast.

From the article:
According to the girl's grandmother, while the toddler's father was making the girl breakfast, she pulled a loaded handgun off a computer table. When she sat down with it, it fired. Investigators confirmed that story.

"Pray just pray for her. And if for gods sakes you got a gun at home lock it up. Don't let this happen to your family," said family member, Norlene Wilson.

A medical helicopter from Carolinas Medical Center was sent to the scene. The wounded child and the the child's mother flew to the hospital, but it is believed the child was only grazed and not hit directly in the chest. Officials said the girl's injuries are not life-threatening, but said she will have to undergo surgery.

Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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