Friday, November 17, 2006

Gun Control

4-year-old recovering from self-inflicted gunshot wound
Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - by Tracy Holenport

Anchorage, Alaska - A 4-year-old boy is recovering tonight after accidentally shooting himself at his house. It happened last night near Fort Wainwright.

Alaska State Troopers say Jonathan Moreland climbed up on a bookcase and found the loaded revolver. The bullet hit the boy just above the shoulder.

Troopers say they will outfit it with a gunlock before returning it to the owner.

Channel 2 Broadcasting Inc.

Okay, here's my take on it: It's Alaska, most everyone (except me) has guns.

But if your 4 year old child gets a hold of yours and shoots themselves or anyone else, I dont think handing you a gun lock is going quite far enough. I'm sure the parents are absolutely horrified and will take much better care in the future, but here's a thought:

Your kid gets a hold of your gun. It's no longer your gun. It needs a new home forever.

Just that one. The rest of your arsenal is safe.

Hopefully from your kids too.


John Cowart said...

Been away for a while.

Glad to see your surgery came out ok.

Sorry about your horse... Er, no, you were the one standing by the car.

Watch out for armed 4-year-olds; they can be vicious.

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PJ said...

Eric, you are so right about the gun locks, etc. Glad you're recovered and well. You might want to take a peek at Wight Wing Wadical's blog, he's going thru a rough patch just now and needs our support.

Anonymous said...

I know this won't be popular, but I think the parents should be charged. At least here in Canada that we would be charged with improper storage of a firearm minimum. They are very lucky to have a living child ...

Kara said...

My sisters best friend lost their son to a "gun accident" He was at a friends, the friend shot him. I believe in the right to bear arms, but I believe in the right for my son to grow old more.
scarey stuff.