From the Houston Chronicle: Police say a 3-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his father after finding the man's loaded handgun in a southern Indiana home.
Indiana State Police Sgt. Jerry Goodin
says the 33-year-old Martinsville man had brought his gun with him
Friday to a home he was remodeling in Salem, about 25 miles northwest of
says the man, his wife, their three children and a juvenile relative
were at the home when the 3-year-old boy apparently found the gun and it
accidentally discharged, fatally wounding the man. No one else was
I don't own a gun, but if I did and I also had a 3 year old child, I would make damn sure that the gun is out of sight out of mind for the toddler.
Yes, it was an accident, but it was a totally preventable accident. The only good thing is that this should not affect the toddler as her probably will not remember the incident in the long term