A two-year-old boy accidentally shot himself Monday with a gun he apparently pulled out of his mother’s handbag and was fighting for his life, authorities in the US state of Georgia said.
“That child has been rushed to an area hospital and is currently in critical condition and currently in surgery,” said Mark Lavigne, spokesman for the DeKalb County police department.
Lavigne said the circumstances were under investigation but “the information we’re getting is that it is accidental, it’s not an intentional act.”
The child, who has not been identified, apparently took the handgun out of his mother’s bag and shot himself in the stomach.
The family, who were from neighboring North Carolina, were staying in a hotel in Lithonia, east of Atlanta, at the time of the incident.
I would say that I am tired of writing these posts about little children getting shot with their parent's guns, but part of me thinks that I should be able to hold on until parents finally get tired of rushing those children to the hospital, or attending their funerals, after they have shot themselves with their parent's gun.
But I'm just kidding myself aren't I?
Because it seems that long after my fingers cramp up from age and can no longer type out the words on my keyboard, children will continue dying in this country from guns that their parents purchased to protect them from harm.
Perhaps we should give thanks for the existence of the 2nd Amendment. Just imagine how overrun with happy healthy children this country would be without it.