Thursday, August 30, 2012

Accidental Shooting of Georgia 4-year-old - She's Critical - No Charges

A mother and her four young children were traveling in a minivan on Jonesboro Road. The woman tells police she heard a loud “pop” and turned around.

“Definitely, this is an awful tragedy,” says Clayton County Police Lieutenant Chris Windley.

"Her four-year old daughter was slumped over in her car seat with a gunshot wound.” 

The little girl was airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston with life-threatening injuries.

Investigators are now trying to figure out where the gun was in the car and who pulled the trigger. Above all, he said, this sad event is further proof that kids and guns can be a tragic combination.
What's your opinion? Is it possible that the negligent owner of a gun which ends up in the hands of kids can claim ignorance, shrug the shoulders, and all anyone does is call it a tragic accident?

Haven't we had enough "proof that kids and guns can be a tragic combination?" Aren't we sick of hearing that?

Anytime a kid get's ahold of a gun, an adult should be held responsible.

Please leave a comment.


  1. As we say over at Kid Shootings blog, "Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult."

    Absolutely the gun owner should be held responsible, and lose their guns for good, too. One strike and you're out.

  2. Mike, your tittle of this post is wrong. Stop trying to attract attention like the main stream media does. The incident is still under investigation, that is why there hasn't been any charges yet. Whomever was supposed to be responsible for the gun should be charged with negligence if a child had gotten a hold of the gun or other appropriate charges depending on the situation but the article doesn't even say who was handling the gun at the time of the shooting. You are making assumptions without facts and that is poor reporting. Shame on you.

    1. I'm not a reporter, first of all. Secondly, I make logical and reasonable assumptions about how things happen in the real world.

      In some of these cases, you're right, charges are eventually brought. But not in most.

      My point is gun mishaps are not taken seriously enough. If they were, a lengthy investigation would not be required to determine who the responsible people are.

      Why do you oppose personal responsibility in these cases? Are you that biased about gun ownership?