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

Saturday, June 7, 2014

3 year old Missouri girl killed in accidental shooting

A 3 year old girl was shot in an accidental shooting in Missouri. From an article:
A coroner has ruled the shooting death of a 3-year-old Joplin girl was an accident.
Newton County coroner Mark Bridges says Miranda Doerr was shot by someone Monday at her home east of Joplin.
Her 6-year-old brother was in the room with her but Bridges told the Joplin Globe that he can’t say definitively who shot the girl. He says he can only rule that she did not shoot herself.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.


  1. There needs to be a national organization to strengthen gun safety around children, rather like what MADD did for drunk-driving. I would happily join and support such an organization. I think we can agree that, when it comes to gun ownership, the train left the station a long time ago. But trigger locks on guns, gun safes, and stronger penalties for violators are achievable objectives. I cannot really see a legislator arguing against making guns less dangerous around kids.

    1. Thanks for your comment, "Uncle John." Nearly every gun violence prevention organization has programs aimed at protecting kids. For instance, Ceasefire Oregon has the ASK campaign, asking that parents ask about guns and other dangers before allowing their children to visit a home for the first time. Here's a link: http://coef.ceasefireoregon.org/ask

      Here's an organization, a student pledge against gun violence: http://www.pledge.org/

      There is also the Speak Up program, which encourages school kids to report when other students act violently, bring weapons to school, or make threats: http://www.speakup.com/


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