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

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Chicago area teen shoots brother

Readers of this blog should recognize this incident as another of many involving kids shooting siblings with guns in the home. In Chicago, another of these shootings took place when a 15 year old boy shot his brother accidentally while showing him the gun. From the story:
The mother of the two children, Bettey Grant, 38, said Tuesday night outside the hospital that she had no idea how her son came to possess a gun.
“There was no gun in my house that I know,” she said before being comforted by a group of family members, who later joined hands in prayer.
The victim's uncle, Anthony Smith, said he believed the shooting was an accident. “I truly believe it was just a serious mistake,” he said. “It really had to be a mistake.”
Smith described Damion as a “good boy'' who was honest. Smith said Rolle is one of four kids who live in the home. “They're just little boys trying to find their way without a father,” Smith said of his relatives.
If the boys' mother has no idea how a gun came to be in the home, one has to wonder how the gun got there in the first place?

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

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