Children and Handguns – A Recipe for Disaster?
I made a trip to our county sheriff's office today. I was applying for my carry permit. Not that I NEED to carry a gun, but I want that option because, well I guess, because I can. While I was waiting I heard a horrible story that had happened back in August in this quiet little town; A 9-year-old beautiful little girl lost her life in a tragic handgun accident.
The woman described her as the prettiest little girl with red hair and a beautiful complexion with warm laughing eyes. It just broke my heart. I didn't know this young lady but I can't even imagine the grief her parents felt. Her father had returned from the gun range and had hidden the gun in a dresser drawer. The young girl, unfortunately found the gun and accidentally discharged the gun shooting herself in the head. She was transported to the hospital and later died.
I was doing some research to find out "How often does this tragedy happen?" and came across a lot of articles about accidental shootings. According to the News Channel 4 report by Adam Snider, nearly 1,300 people under the age of 25 were victims of accidental shootings between 2005 and 2010. That is 1,300 too many!
As I was reading some of the comments left on these articles, I kept reading the same comment "teach your children gun safety". I completely agree with that statement, but we all know that their curious minds are still going to sneak behind you and explore.
Did you see the 20/20 special that Diane Sawyer aired? What Young Kids Do With Guns When Parents Aren't Around:
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