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

Sunday, March 2, 2014

5 year old Oregon boy injured with father's black powder pistol

A 5 year old Oregon boy was shot in the stomach when his father's replica powder gun discharged. From an article:
Investigators say the boy found his father’s black powder pistol in an unsecured cabinet in the home while his father was asleep. His 8-year-old sister tried to take the gun away from him and it discharged, striking the boy.
The child’s father is a convicted felon and is not allowed to be in possession of a firearm. Medford Police arrested 46-year-old Brian Green for assault, reckless endangerment, and felon in possession of a firearm. His bail is set at $14,000 at the Jackson County Jail.
Police say the black powder pistol is considered a firearm because it is a replica and not an original antique pistol. “This is not an antique firearm. This is a modern reproduction of a cap and ball revolver,” said Sergeant Darrell Graham with Medford Police.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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