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Accidental Shooting of Georgia 4-year-old - She's Critical - No Charges

Posted on the 30 August 2012 by Mikeb302000
Local news reports
A mother and her four young children were traveling in a minivan on Jonesboro Road. The woman tells police she heard a loud “pop” and turned around.
“Definitely, this is an awful tragedy,” says Clayton County Police Lieutenant Chris Windley.
"Her four-year old daughter was slumped over in her car seat with a gunshot wound.” 
The little girl was airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston with life-threatening injuries.
Investigators are now trying to figure out where the gun was in the car and who pulled the trigger. Above all, he said, this sad event is further proof that kids and guns can be a tragic combination.
What's your opinion? Is it possible that the negligent owner of a gun which ends up in the hands of kids can claim ignorance, shrug the shoulders, and all anyone does is call it a tragic accident?
Haven't we had enough "proof that kids and guns can be a tragic combination?" Aren't we sick of hearing that?
Anytime a kid get's ahold of a gun, an adult should be held responsible.
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