Another gun story, this one not so happy
Posted by Liberty on November 17, 2008
“A 6-year-old girl who was shot in the head while her father was cleaning a gun has died, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office reported.”
What a tragedy. There is no other word to use. It’s a tragedy for the family that lost their little girl and my heart goes out to them. This simply should not have happened.
It is a sadly necessary reminder that carelessness is not an option when you’re handling firearms. And stories like this give anti-gun activists one more example to point out when they demand more gun control regulations. The father’s reckless behavior has taken his daughter’s life and has also given responsible gun owners a black eye once again.
Please take this opportunity to review how to handle firearms safely. You can find a lot of good safety information on the NRA’s safety website.