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

Sunday, June 3, 2012

2-year old Colorado Springs boy shoots himself with unsecured gun

A 2-year old boy in Colorado Springs, Colorado got hold of an unsecured, loaded handgun in his apartment and shot himself.  The bullet hit his arm and grazed his chest.  He is in the hospital but expected to recover and be released soon.

Three adults were in the apartment at the time, including the parents.  No charges.

From the article:

While it appears the child is okay, officers said this is another example of the importance of gun safety.

"If you do have a weapon, make sure it's unloaded, and always treat it as if it is loaded. And if they need a gun lock or a trigger, those can be easily obtained, and that's always good to have, especially if there are children in the home," Barbara Miller, spokeswoman for the Colorado Springs Police Department, said.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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