While sipping my latte and searching the web for about 20 minutes already I composed a too long list of kids involved in gun shootings in the last year – either getting hurt or killed themselves, hurting or killing others.
In almost all of these cases no charges were filed; no parents or police officers were deemed accountable for what happened, nor laws changed to make these cases less likely to happen in the future.
Toddler shoots parents: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/01/toddler-shoots-father-pregnant-mother
Toddler shoots self: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/breaking/Delaware-Child-Shot-277595301.html
Nine year old shoots instructor: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/uzi-shooting-death-in-arizona-raises-questions-about-children-and-guns/
Four year old shoots self: http://www.wpr.org/accident-involving-4-year-old-boy-brings-child-gun-safety-issues-fore
Friend shoots pregnant mom and unborn child: http://www.wetpaint.com/teen-mom/articles/2014-07-29-pregnant-woman-unborn-child-die-gun-accident
Two year old shoots self: https://www.hillsborofreepress.com/news/2-year-old-marion-boy-injured-in-gun-accident