Store All Guns and Ammo to be Inaccessible to Unauthorized Persons!
A few of many, many ghastly examples causing serious injury or death
September 24, 2011: Logansport, IN, Eleven-year-old girl shoots fourteen-year-old sister in the head with a 20 ga. shotgun while “playing CSI,” when the parents were not home. The victim did survive.
July 21, 2011: Cedar Lake, Indiana, 4-year-old boy shoots self dead with handgun negligently left where he could access it in a liquor store (what is a 4-year-old boy doing wandering around in a liquor store?)
Note: this is seven such shootings and five deaths in Indiana alone is just a little more than two years
Three children shot dead in less than a month!
Totally unacceptable and totally preventable.
July 13, 2011: Connersville, Indiana, 5-year-old boy shoots and kills his 2-year-old brother with a handgun negligently left where he could access it. Reports state the boy got the gun out of a gun box before fatally shooting his toddler brother in the head at home. The mother was at home at the time.
June 30, 2011: Martinsville, Indiana, 11-year-old boy shoots and kills his 6-year-old brother with .22 negligently left where he could access it. Shooter charged with murder. Parents may be charged with neglect of dependent and-or dangerous control of firearm.
June 13, 2011: Staunton, Indiana, eight-year-old boy shoots nine-year-old sister at home with a handgun negligently left where he could access it. The girl, who was shot in the leg, is expected to survive.
May, 2011: Telferner, Texas, five-year-old boy playing with a bolt-action rifle shoots and kills his four-year-old brother while both parents are at home.
February, 2011: Franklin County, Indiana, Sheriff's deputy leaves a loaded handgun where his children can access it. His twin, four-year-old boys find the gun, and one boy is shot dead.
November, 2010: Logansport, Indiana, six-year-old girl is shot in the head with a BB gun by a three-year-old boy, who found the loaded gun in a closet. The shot penetrated her skull, and she almost died. She has lost all hearing on that side of her head and 40 percent of all her speech capability. She will never fully recover.
July, 2009: Las Vegas, Nevada, a five-year-old son found his father's gun while they were both in the car, shot himself in the head and died.
April, 2009: Crawford County, Indiana, Sheriff's deputy was in his bedroom with his wife and two-year-old daughter, and he placed his handgun where his stepdaughter could easily access it. She picked up the gun, looked down the barrel, and shot herself in the head, killing her instantly.
ALWAYS store all guns to be inaccessible to unauthorized persons