Monday, May 18, 2009

Guns don't hurt people, 6-year-olds do

The local News & Record updates information about a tragedy over the weekend.
Police released more information Monday in a shooting involving two juveniles over the weekend.

At 9:27 a.m. Saturday, police were called to 2032 Willow Road regarding a shooting call.

Capt. Janice Rogers said that a 6-year-old child accidentally shot a 3-year-old child while playing with a handgun. The child, who was not identified, was taken to Moses Cone Hospital and remains in critical condition, she said.

Rogers said police are continuing their investigation of the incident and declined comment on possible charges against adults supervising the children.
No doubt 2nd amendment enthusiasts will soon be arguing that this wouldn't have happened if the 3-year-old had been packing too.

Let's pray that the 3-year-old pulls through and that the 6-year-old isn't mentally scarred. After that, let's hope that the "adults supervising the children" are locked away and never allowed to be alone with a child again.