Gun violence in America

5-year-old boy finds gun, shoots baby brother in head

18 thoughts on “Gun violence in America

  1. I can’t imagine what the five year old’s life will be like knowing he shot his baby brother. I should think that the adult who left the gun lying around should in the least be charged with negligence leading to death.

  2. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez says:

    When I read that the other day it made me sick to my stomach. I kept thinking about that poor boy and that he will live with the memory of killing his brother forever.

    I would just be glad if all guns would just vanish one day.

    • Jackie, I agree so much. The psychological problems this child faces are huge. I want to smash all the guns of America. Our country is being held by the NRA. The organization should be illegal. They are the etiology of ever gun death in America. Sorry, didn’t mean to rant. This is so serious. Hugs, Barbara

  3. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I really don’t know what to say.

  4. What a tragedy, on so many levels 😦

  5. claire says:

    Goodness! Hadn’t heard about this stuff (restrictions are much tighter here – UK). I only know one person with a gun (and I know a lot of folks) and that’s my brother in law who shoots grouse and rabbits. His rifle is always mounted high on the wall, unloaded, bullets locked away. Even then visiting kids are given a lecture on guns etc. (that they are not toys and even adults only shoot what they intend eat). For sure it seems people are not responsible enough to have them in many cases. It’s pretty much impossible for most to get a gun licence here except for hunting rifles and even then they check you out thoroughly. Even most police don’t carry guns God bless them.

    • It is the National Rifle Association (NRA) here who has a well funded and powerful lobby which is dangerous and has a hold on Congress. It is wrong but no matter how many are killed or who they are…the NRA blocks legislation to do away with guns. Thanks for stopping by and your wonderful comment. Hugs, Barbara

  6. E.D. says:

    yes and promoted no doubt by flims like sniper etc.. I just so hate the way violence is high-lighted and sold as entertainment. Eve

  7. Amaya says:

    Senseless and tragic.

  8. Xena says:

    Reblogged this on Blackbutterfly7 and commented:
    This is so very sad. Guns were invented to kill. Once that bullet is fired, it can’t be called back.

  9. pepaulmier says:

    The adult should be charged with negligence, if the child found the gun lying around in the bedroom, well, he is only 5. We should not blame the media, it is our job as parents to teach our children. We have to be the ones to show them what is right and wrong. What a tragedy, I am glad I live in Canada, cases like this are very rare, thank God.

  10. Joanne Corey says:

    Anne Harding Woodworth, a poet-friend, wrote a poem about this horrible incident. You can find it here:

  11. JoAnne says:

    This is hard to read, but important to know. Thank you for posting this story.

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