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

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

12-year old Colorado boy drops gun and is shot in the abdomen

A 12-year old boy in Fremont County, Colorado, had just finished shooting a .22-caliber revolver when he dropped it.  The gun discharged, striking him in the abdomen.  He underwent surgery and is expected to live.

From an article:

The 12-year-old boy was shooting the .22 caliber gun outside of his Penrose home on County Road 123, according to a Fremont County Sheriff’s news release. After shooting the gun, the boy walked back home, dropped the gun and it discharged. He was hit by a single bullet in the abdomen. 
His stepfather was home and took him to St. Thomas More Hospital, where he had surgery on the non-life threatening wound.

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

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