In the past 3 weeks there has been THREE accidental shootings. Three weeks ago one involved a 3rd grader who thought he needed one for protection because he was “running away from home” and took his moms or her boyfriends gun to school. The gun was accidentally discharged and another 3rd grader was shot. She is still in ICU and undergoing surgeries.
A few days ago a small child found his fathers gun, a police officer, and accidentally shot and killed his sibling. And just this morning the news reported a three year old finding a gun in his home and accidentally shooting himself.
It is so hard for me to understand how a child can get a gun. How when a gun is in the home that there hasn’t been instruction to that child to never touch and if there has then where did the communication fail. With a 3yr old I can see it being difficult UNLESS THE GUN IS LOCKED UP! But in the case of the Police officers children I see no excuse as to why or how one was able to accidentally discharge a gun.
What do you think?
Are parents failing? Are these just “bad” kids that don’t listen to rules?
I blame the parents 100% I feel the police officer should be charge just the same as the other parents might for their misfortune and not educating their family members.