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

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

5 year old Oklahoma boy shoots himself and his father at Bass Pro shop

A 5 year old boy found his father's gun in a dressing room at the Bass Pro shop in Bricktown, Oklahoma and shot himself and his father. From an article:
Police told KOCO 5 the father and son were in Oklahoma City from their home near Amarillo, Texas, for the Jason Aldean concert. The little boy was playing in the store when he got a hold of his dad's gun.
According to Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow with the Oklahoma City Police Department, “Father and son were in the dressing room together. The son, who was 5- years-old, was apparently playing with dad's cellphone which was sitting there in the dressing room.”
Also in the dressing room and within the boy's reach was a loaded handgun.
"The dad had a concealed carry permit. He had taken his gun off, set it down," Wardlow said.
That's when, according to police, the boy grabbed the gun shooting himself in the hand and his dad in the leg. Both victims were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

1 comment:

  1. 5 is very young, but had the father educated the boy beyond "don't ever touch that " this may not have happened. Kids are often much smarter than we give them credit for. It's experience and maturity they lack. Far too many adults fail to properly educate their children today and the proof is everywhere. Plus we have an ignorant society that would blame the gun as if it does anything on its own. I believe adults everywhere should have their butts kicked for failing our young.


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