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

Monday, April 15, 2013

7-year old Kansas boy shoots and kills self while handling gun with father and brother

Gavin Brummett, age 7
7-year old Gavin Brummett was with his father and brother, handling a gun on their rural, Salina, Kansas property, when he unintentionally shot himself in the head.  He died soon after.

From an article:

Saline County Sheriff’s officials said that’s when Brummett’s father heard two shots and saw that Gavin had shot himself. He was rushed to Salina Regional Health Center, and then airlifted to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, where he died. 
Deputies say the incident highlights the importance of extreme caution with firearms–especially around children. 
“Just the basic firearm safety,” Rick Heinrich of the Saline County Sheriff’s Office said. “Where the parents are with the child and supervising very closely watching what they do and working with them and having that close parental supervision right there with them.”
Or, better yet, keep guns away from young children.

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

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