It’s a headline we see all too often in this country,”Kid Dies After Playing With Gun,” but it’s especially heartbreaking when it’s a 4-year-old and right before the holidays. This time the “accident” happened in Houston, Texas, and a neighborhood is in shock.
Police with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department arrived in scene to find a 4-year-old dead from a gunshot wound. The child was in the Houston home with a 6-year-old and 2-year-old playing with a gun while their mother was outside smoking. Police do not yet know who pulled the trigger.
The latest death is just another in what can only be called an epidemic across the country. While ammosexuals cling to their Second Amendment rights, kids are dying at an alarming rate. Many of them because their totally “responsible” gun owning parents do not practice proper safety protocol.
At that point can we really say these children are dying “accidental” deaths?
A report released last year claims that 500 children die every year from gunshot wounds. Another 7,500 are injured. Most of these deaths and injures occur in homes and with small guns.
“Handguns account for the majority of childhood gunshot wounds and this number appears to be increasing over the last decade,” said Dr. Arin L. Madenci, one of the report’s two authors. “Furthermore, states with the higher percentages of household firearm ownership also tended to have higher proportions of childhood gunshot wounds, especially those occurring in the home.” [Source]
Now we have another kid to add to the long list of dead kids. We as a country are failing our children.
When guns become more important than our children’s lives, we have a problem. It’s time to stand up and demand safer gun laws. At the very least, safety classes should be required. Is that really too much to ask?!
Do your part and call your representatives. Demand that they put children before political gain and pass a bill. Otherwise you will continue to see these headlines.