From Talking Points Memo
A Lake County, Florida couple have been arrested on charges of child neglect after a 4-year-old shot off a piece of his finger with a gun that was left on their couch, WKMG Local 6 reports.
Donald Greeson, 40, told police he had smoked marijuana and took prescription pills the day before the shooting incident. Police also found drugs and prescription pills within reach of the child. In addition to child neglect, Donald Greeson was also charged with “unsafe storage of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, possession of paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine,” according to WKMG Local 6.
The child’s finger was removed in a local hospital.
Maybe it’s just me. But it seems like hardly a day goes by without reading another story about some child in Texas being shot by another child or by himself with some unattended gun that some idiot left where the kid could get it.
Maybe it’s just me. But if I own guns and have little kids around, and I see these stories about kids being shot and injured by guns they were able to get their little grape jelly-stained hands on, I’d do a double check to make sure that any little kids in MY house were not able to put their grubby little mitts on MY guns.
But Texas. Almost every day. Another tragedy.