Memphis Police Have a Plan in Place to Help Prevent Accidental Shootings
By Erika Haas
Police in Memphis, Tennessee, are doing their part to ensure they never have another weekend like the last. Over the course of three days, three children were shot, two of them fatally.
On Saturday, a 4-year-old accidentally shot and killed himself after his father left out his 9mm handgun. The next day, an 8-year-old accidentally shot himself in the side and chest after finding his father’s firearm under a pillow. He, too, died from his wounds.
On Friday, another 4-year-old was shot. However, police have not yet revealed whether she accidentally shot herself or was shot by someone else. Thankfully, the young girl is in stable condition.
According to Fox 13, Memphis has had more accidental shootings involving children than any other city in the country. And, after this tragic weekend, Memphis police have decided to do something about it.
“As a parent myself, I find this very heartbreaking to see this happen to anybody’s child,” Officer Marion Hannah, who is also a firearms instructor, tells News Channel 3. “You want to do everything you can to protect your children, and if you’re a gun owner, you have to be a responsible …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms