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

Friday, July 13, 2012

2 year old San Francisco child shoots and kills himself with police officer's gun

The coroner's office has ruled the death of a 2 year old California boy an accident. This awful story shows us again how important it is for anyone who has a loaded gun in the home to make sure it is not accessible to children and teens. From the article:
McCown says Tate picked up an Anderson County sheriff's deputy .38-caliber handgun on a table and shot himself in the head Tuesday.
The boy and his mother were living with the deputy, whose name has not been released. The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting because it involved an officer's weapon.
McCown says the deputy had come home, took off his gun and left to run errands. While he was out, the boy and his mother returned and the child picked up the gun and fired.
Every gun in the hands of a child or teen must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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