7-Year-Old Shot By 5-Year-Old



7-Year-Old Shot By 5-Year-Old

Isn't this "right to bear arms" thing interfering with simple common sense?

In another incident of quickly recurring "child-on-child" violence, a 7-year-old boy was accidentally shot by his 5-year-old brother mwith a .22 caliber rifle.

Fortunately the injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Will the NRA consistently just ignore these once a week incidents as tragic accidents?

Is it not obvious that in defiance of the majority of the population that gun owners just seem to getting more and more careless?

Parents are practically leaving guns on the kitchen counter and then "step out for a minute" and return to find a young child with a gunshot wound.

Can the NRA at least get behind putting these adults in jail that are leaving these weapons out and making them so easily accessible to their children?

How can people be so quick to act of if the young man who bombed the Boston Marathon as some sort of "terrorist genius"(who didn't even have an escape plan) but are slow to call these adults, at the very least" irresponsible gun owners who shouldn't even have a weapon?

I think that's enough questions.

Story Below:

An east Houston boy is expected to recover after his younger brother shot him inside their home, Houston police said.

The boy, 7, was shot with a .22 rifle about 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the family's home along Lyons and Sam Wilson. He was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Police at the scene said the child's wounds did not appear to be life-threatening.

HPD officials said the 7-year-old and his brother were in the bathtub when their mother stepped away for a moment. The younger boy then got out of the tub and found the rifle — an old and rusty bolt-action .22.

The younger boy was apparently playing with the rifle when it fired, striking his brother in the lower back area, police said.

Their father returned home after the shooting and is being questioned. Depending on the investigation, both parents may face charges for leaving the rifle unsecured, police said.

Source: HoustonChron


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