Toddlers Shooting Every Week
Every week this year, someone has been shot by a toddler!
According to The Washington Post and reporters, so far in 2015, there have been 43 instances of someone being shot by someone 3 years old or younger. Of those, 31 cases involved a toddler discovering a gun and shooting themselves, 13 of those times were fatal.
So, not only is it easy to obtain a gun in the U.S., but apparently a number of gun owners don't even store them safely. How hard is it to store a firearm in a location that's beyond reach for a toddler? In such cases, should the guns' owners be charged with manslaughter or negligent homicide, or should the shootings simply be deemed as accidental since they're at the hands of toddlers?