Taken from TBO...
"LARGO - Gun owners have something to learn from two shootings yesterday in which children were wounded by guns in the presence of the adults taking care of them, law enforcement officials say.
One man was arrested after a toddler in his care was wounded with his shotgun, while another man, in a separate incident, was not arrested after an 8-year-boy in his care was wounded with a handgun, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office."
Obviously it's bad, what with the children 'n all.
It goes on to explain that the first man, John Gallagher, had unloaded his shotgun (doesn't explain if he had been cleaning it or some-such) and, thinking it was empty, had pointed at the two year old girl and pulled the trigger. The shotgun wasn't empty and he ended up blasting the tike. The article said the wound wasn't life threatening but it either failed to further explain Gallagher's thinking or there just wasn't anything to write regarding that.
I know quite a few people like that.
The second man was babysitting three brothers, eight and twin six year olds. He took a .38 revolver and a .45 pistol. He unloaded the .38 and gave it to the boys to look at. He then, for whatever reason, took it back, reloaded it, placed it in its holster and then placed it upon a dresser away from them. While he was showing the boys the unloaded .45 one of the twins got a hold of the .38 and shot his 8 year old brother in the leg. This man wasn't arrested as it was deemed purely an accident.
So besides the obvious, that finally the Twin Conspiracy has come to light and their plans to take over the world one gunshot at a time, these two happenings are stirring more anti-gun sentiments.
I would hope they would stir up some anti-stupid sentiments. But, this being Florida...
Seriously, does anyone else see the above instances as more proof for needing more stringent gun laws or a need to improve education, intelligence and common sense?