Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Responsible Gun Ownership Kills 12-year-old in Eastern Kentucky

No, restricting just hand guns or semi-automatics doesn't solve the problem. There are too many fucking guns of all kinds in the hands of people too fucking stupid to keep them from killing their own fucking children.

— A coroner says a 12-year-old girl has been killed by her brother in an apparent accidental shooting.

Boyd County Coroner Mark Hammond told The Independent ( that Halee Marshall, who was a seventh-grade student at Boyd County Middle School, was shot once Monday evening and died at the scene.

He said the family was unloading a pickup truck as they moved into a new home in Catlettsburg when Marshall's brother accidentally fired the gun. Hammond said the girl's brother said he had cleaned the gun and didn't remember reloading it.

The newspaper reports grief counselors were sent Tuesday to Boyd County Middle School.
 And you know what those counselors are saying to that captive audience of 12-year-olds? "Don't worry about the guns lying around your house, honey.  This was just a freak accident.  It won't happen to you."

Lying to children about guns should be a felony.

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