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5-year-old Shoots 4-year-old

Posted on the 02 July 2011 by Mikeb302000
The Washington Post reports
[Prince George’s County police spokesman Cpl. Mike] Rodriguez did not identify either boy, and he said it is unlikely detectives would seek charges against the shooter. He did say, however, that detectives were trying to determine how the child got the gun, and that the gun owner — or those who should have been supervising the boy — might face criminal charges.
If the kid's uncle is telling the truth, the gun was found outside the home. But, it doesn't matter one way or the other. These incidents are so rare the pro-gun crowd says we should stop worrying about them and above all we should stop blaming them.
But that's where we differ. I do blame them. I blame all who advocate and campaign and vote for lax gun laws and who oppose simple improvements in the gun control system that would have an immediate beneficial effect on the gun violence.
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