Sunday, October 28, 2012

10-Year-old Girl Dead in another Preventable and Unacceptable Gun Accident

Local news reports

A 10-year-old girl was fatally injured in what appeared to be an accidental shooting at a Saxis Road residence Thursday night.

Deputies when they arrived at the residence found the girl had sustained a gunshot wound to the body. The victim was transported by ambulance to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., where she was pronounced dead.

Godwin said investigation into the shooting is continuing but it appears to have been accidental.
Did you get that? "BUT it appears to have been accidental," as if that makes it all right. That's one of the ways in which they diminish the responsibility of gun accidents. The other is they keep telling us how few they are, as if that makes it all right.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.


  1. The low numbers don't make gun accidents "all right," but what those numbers do show is that radical solutions aren't warranted.