The victim, whose name was withheld, was shot in the arm by a 20-gauge shotgun.I think something's wrong with the reporting of these stories. Pro-gun folks keep quoting stats which show how few gun accidents there are. Yet, every single day I see four or five stories which make the main stream news. That alone would be 1,500 incidents each year and that's just what pops up on Google. The true figure must be ten or twenty times that.
The shotgun had been left loaded and propped against a wall of the dining room with the butt of the gun on a small wicker chair when it fell and discharged a load of birdshot into the living room, the release said.
Pellets went through the arm of one of the couches and struck the victim in her bicep and abdomen causing major injuries.
The 8-year-old victim and her 7-year-old friend were watching television alone in the living room when the gun went off.
What's your opinion? Isn't the argument that there are relatively few accidents with firearms a shabby argument anyway? Isn't that a calous approach to a problem that is easily corrected?
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.