Temple Daily Telegram:
The 7-year-old son of Justin Ryan Jones said his father was pretending to fire at his sister when the gun went off and he shot the 9-year-old girl, according to an arrest affidavit.
Jones, 30, of Austin is charged with injury to a child, a first-degree felony, and remained in the Bell County Jail on Monday in lieu of $25,000 bail, jail records showed.
Jones reportedly told a Bell County Sheriff’s Department deputy he was showing his children gun safety when the gun he was holding fired and shot his 9-year-old daughter.
But Jones’ son said his father was pretending to shoot them.
The 7-year-old said he liked the clicking sound the gun made. He said his father pulled the trigger and “his sister was shot,” the affidavit said.
Jones’ other son, age 6, said his father was pointing the gun at his sister and held it in both hands while pretending to shoot them.
Personally I don't see how this guy fails to make it as an NRA poster boy.
Let's face it we have become inured to the idea that guns are dangerous, and we have lost our respect for the devastation that they can inflict.
Guns are not a tool nor a toy, they are an implement of death.