(January 20, 2016)
A 42-year-old grandmother has been arrested in the shooting death of her 3-year-old grandson, killed early Wednesday (Jan. 20) inside her eastern New Orleans home. Investigators think Deonca Kennedy was sleeping in a bed with the toddler when a gun beneath her pillow discharged, striking the boy in the chest, the Police Department said.This is an awful tragedy. (Oh, damn .. is there any other kind?)
I can't imagine how the family is dealing with it.
The information available at this time is not sufficient to understand what happened.
But the way the story is presented, one can only assume that someone grasped the gun ... perhaps in their sleep ... and pulled the trigger.
(OR the gun "just went off" without the aid of any human intervention. Which obviously could not be the case.)
There is a moral to this story, and that is that we who keep firearms in our homes need to be exceedingly careful about safe storage when children are present.
The "Gun Control" people are right about this.
Our children are too important.
And we are responsible for both our actions, and our "inactions".
When your kids and your guns are in the same room,
you don't need sleep!