According to the Children’s Defense Fund, one-third of all households with children younger than 18 have a gun, and more than 40 percent of gun-owning households with children store their guns unlocked.
The fund also reported that 22 percent of children with gun-owning parents handled guns in their homes without their parents’ knowledge.
Guns and accidental shootings involving children were in the national news last week when a 5-year-old Kentucky boy shot and killed his 2-year-old sister with a special, child-sized rifle he got in November for his birthday.
The homicide happened at about 6:40 a.m. when a man was shot and killed as he drove onto I-95 from Commercial Boulevard, about five miles north of Fort Lauderdale, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Several motorists called 911 reporting a shooting on the interstate.
The man’s silver Buick hit a guardrail on the southbound entrance ramp and then caught fire, BSO spokeswoman Dania Moscella said. Deputies and firefighters responded to the scene and extinguished the blaze. The driver was found dead inside. He has not yet been identified.
All southbound lanes of the I-95 at Commercial Boulevard were closed as police investigated the homicide, snarling traffic for several hours. All lanes were reopened by noon.
Investigators say the shooting may have stemmed from an incident at a nearby Waffle House.
Is this how a well-regulated militia treats its citizens and passes on gun culture to its children? Right. And, considering how guns affect the suicide rate, maybe we should draw a line around these Civil War revisionist crackpots and pro-arms dealer dupes and wait for gun owners to destroy themselves.