Topic: gun violence

4-Year-Old Accidentally Kills Father With A Gun A Friend Left Just Lying Around

4-Year-Old Accidentally Kills Father With A Gun A Friend Left Just Lying Around

I don’t want to hear how the dad should have been paying better attention and this was somehow his fault, because any parent with a small child can tell you that they are amazingly observant and can find things well before a distracted adult can. This poor dad and his poor little boy who is far too little to understand what happened. I don’t GET the need to own a gun. I don’t understand it. But even moreso, I really don’t understand gun owners who leave their firearms lying around out in the open and loaded. More »

Blanks Fired At Cannes TV Broadcast And I Would Have Freaked Out Too

Blanks Fired At Cannes TV Broadcast And I Would Have Freaked Out Too

Although I’ve never heard gunshot noises in a crowd like the people at this Cannes TV broadcast, I will admit that all of the public gun violence in the news has seriously affected my ability to enjoy many public settings — namely malls and movie theaters. I went to see Star Trek in IMAX 3D with my husband the other day, and when the previews started up, I started to panic a little about how dark and crowded it was. What if somebody in there had a gun? More »

Erect A New Place In Hell For The Person Who Fatally Shot A Baby Mid-Diaper Change

Erect A New Place In Hell For The Person Who Fatally Shot A Baby Mid-Diaper Change

The tragedies of gun violence in Chicago continue their downward spiral to depressing new lows. After the national outcry at Hadiya Pendleton‘s and Janay McFarlane‘s murders, this latest horror should add fuel to the fire under legislators to make meaningful strides in tackling gun violence. The newest victim is a 6-month-old little girl, Jonylah Watkins, who was shot along with her father while he was changing her diaper. More »