Wednesday, October 6, 2010

5-Year-Old Injured in Tennessee

 The latest story of children playing with a gun has a few interesting points.

At about 6:30 a.m. Monday, kids were playing with a gun at a home on Bryant Road, the Sheriff's Department said. The department said two brothers, ages 5 and 9, climbed into the family's master bedroom closet to get the .22-caliber gun, planning to pose with it for a photo.

"The child that was holding the gun didn't know the gun was loaded and pulled the trigger, and it of course resulted to injuries to his mouth."Investigators said the boys had shot the gun with family members in the past.

Right now, detectives said, the parents won't face charges. They are not releasing the parents or the children's names.Investigators said this accident was preventable.
I blame Tennessee. I blame their sick obsession with guns and their quick acceptance of gun accidents, avoidable gun accidents.

In this story, I'd like to know where the 5 and 9-year-old brothers learned about posing for pictures with a gun. Where did a 5-year-old learn about placing a gun in his mouth?  I'd be curious to know if the family members thought teaching the young boys to shoot would prevent something like this.

Mainly I'd like to know, how in the world could the fact that the "parents won't face charges," result from the same story in which the "accident was preventable."

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. So what if they boys were gang members in a inner-city Chicago?

    Then it wouldn't have been preventable and you would be glad no charges were pressed.

    Because then we would KNOW the laws made no difference. Here they COULD have... amiright?