Kentucky girl 2-year-old shot and killed by 5-year-old brother

Two Year Old Girl Shot and Killed by Five Year Old Brother


Two Year Old Girl Shot and Killed by Five Year Old Brother

Here is another story proving that most people are too irresponsible to have firearms.  But Rand Paul will probably be proud of the accident, it happened in his state of Kentucky.

In the past few months we have read about incidents when children have discharged a carelessly placed and loaded gun and caused the death of another child or an adult.

A five year old boy was given a .22 caliber rifle as a gift in Cumberland County, Kentucky.  It was kept in a corner inside the house.  They mother left the boy and his two year old sister alone for a minute or two.  When she returned, her daughter was dead, shot to death by her son with his gift.

“It’s a Crickett,” Cumberland County Coroner Gary White told the paper. “It’s a little rifle for a kid.”

If that statement doesn’t sound ignorant enough, he continued his denial.

“The little boy’s used to shooting the little gun,” White said.

Well, that’s different.  Were the parents negligent for not ensuring that the gun was unloaded?  They just might have been.

The shooting occurred while the boy was playing with the rifle, police said. It was “just one of those crazy accidents,” White told the Herald-Leader.

Just a crazy accident in a state that worships guns more than its people, and just another accident caused by carelessness.

If individuals believe that everyone and anyone should be allowed to own firearms, shouldn’t they take some responsibility for the safety of others?  Of the 32,000 people killed by guns each year in the United States, the majority are women and children.

Criminals don’t kill innocent people, innocent people kill innocent people.

Of course, this horrible accident has nothing to do with the efforts to enact sensible gun legislation.  But it does concern the fact that too many gun owners are just too stupid to be allowed to own any item that can easily kill another human being.

In this sad case, it is obvious that the parents thought of the weapon as a toy.  And that is the problem with too many gun nuts.  They think of them as adult toys.  They don’t actually possess them in case of a “home invasion”, they just think they’re “neat”.

I’m certain that the boy will get to keep his gun.  And this family will probably purchase more, before caring for other necessities.

What they can’t replace is their daughter.  They’ll never be able to see her leave for her first day of school, see her go to her first dance, or attend her wedding.  But at least they’ll have guns to cuddle up to.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

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