By Tom Knighton
It sounds like the beginning of a nightmare scenario. A 10-year-old boy finds a pistol in a store’s dressing room. Luckily, despite being the prime age to be curious and do something with potentially lethal consequences, this boy did the right thing. He told an adult. In this case, his mother.
Unfortunately, his mother, despite being an adult who should be past the prime age to be curious and do something with potentially lethal consequences, didn’t do the right thing. At all.
News outlets report the mother and son were inside a dressing room at the Adidas store in Lenox Square on Wednesday when the 10-year-old boy found what he thought was a toy gun under a bench. Atlanta police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown says the mother took the gun from the boy and pulled the trigger “to see if it was real.” A single shot was fired.
Brown says there were no injuries. There was minimal damage to the wall.
She pulled the trigger “to see if it was real.” Let’s allow that a moment to sink it.
In the meantime, I have a few choice words for whoever left a loaded weapon behind, but I can’t print most of them. …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms