It seems that a day goes by in good old ‘Merica where some ‘responsible’ gun owner either accidentally shoots someone or their young kids do. One might say that getting accidentally shot is as much a right of passage in America as getting trampled on at Wal-Mart on Black Friday. Ammosexuals and their gun fetishism reached an apex over the summer after a 9 year-old was allowed to use a freaking Uzi, which resulted in her accidentally shooting and killing her instructor . Well, the saga continues.
Police in Lorain, Ohio are saying a three-year-old Ohio girl is in critical condition after being shot in the head by her four-year-old brother, who found a gun in a dresser. The shooting, which occurred this Sunday, reportedly happened after the two young kids were playing around when the 4 year-old brother discovered a loaded .40-caliber handgun. Even Ted Nugent will tell you that keeping an unlocked and loaded weapon in a household of young children is probably not the best idea. According to the Law Center To Prevent Gun Violence, approximately “one of three handguns is kept loaded and unlocked and most children know where their parents keep their guns.” The same study found that “73% of children under age 10 living in homes with guns reported knowing the location of their parents’ firearms, and 36% admitted they had handled the weapons.”
The report says the four-year-old boy was crying and devastated, repeatedly telling the officer how sorry he was.
Police now say the investigation will be turned over to a county prosecutor’s office in order to determine if criminal charges will be filed. In the mean time, we’ll just have to come to accept these shootings as a normal occurrence so long as we remain a Rambo nation.
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