Young Victims: A Week of Tragedy

  • Wednesday, May 1: A 2-year-old girl in Burkesville, Kentucky was shot and killed by her 5-year-old who was playing with his .22-caliber rifle, and also on Wednesday, a 6-year-old girl in Florida was shot by her 13-year-old brother.
  • Monday, May 6: A 13-year-old boy in Oakland Park, Florida shot his 6-year-old sister with a handgun.
  • Tuesday, May 7: A 3-year-old boy in Tampa, Florida fatally shot himself with his uncle’s gun. Also, on Tuesday, a 5-year-old in Texas shot his 7-year-old brother.
  • Wednesday, May 8: 2-year-old boy in Corsicana, Texas fatally shoots himself in the head.
  • Friday, May 10: A 12-year-old boy in Camden, New Jersey is shot in the face by an 11-year-old friend.
  • Yesterday, Saturday, May 11, a five-year-old boy in Denton, Texas was shot in the head with a rifle by his eight-year-old friend.

Deaths of children this young are tragic and totally unnecessary. Trigger locks, biometric fingerprint ID safeties or simple gun vaults can and should be used to prevent unauthorized access to firearms.

As Steve Sheffey writes:

The real scandal in Washington is not the four brave Americans killed in Benghazi, but the thousands of Americans killed each year right here at home by handguns.  Maybe the Republicans should hold hearings to find out why that is.

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  1. carlwk3c says

    All of the liberal hysteria about “the epidemic of gun violence” is a crock of BS. 
    Violent crime has declined 52% since it’s peak in 1991.’ There IS NO “epidemic.” It is a figment of the progressives’ desire to disarm and control us all. Nothing more, nothing less.
    The drop in crime coincides with and follows the enactment of “shall issue” concealed carry laws and an increase in private gun ownership. John Lott’s book title “More Guns, Less Crime” (and it’s message) are accurate and should be heeded. “Gun control” has EXACTLY the opposite effect it’s proponents claim. Look at Chicago, Los Angeles, etc. for the proof. The most restrictive gun laws equal the highest violent crime and murder rates.

    Also, the most comprehensive studies show that “safe storage” laws do virtually nothing to save lives and may, on fact, cost lives by preventing rapid access to a gun for self-defense.

    I am SO tired of all of the misinformation spewed by the professional victim disarmament groups like Brady and others who constantly distort, misrepresent, and lie about the facts.

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