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Little Red Riding Hood packs heat in this NRA fairy tale designed to get kids interested in guns. Chicago gun epidemic, out of control: the execution of nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee. The day he was killed, Tyshawn Lee had been playing on the swings at a local playground.

Chicago gun epidemic, out of control: the execution of nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee

It was four in the afternoon, and his grandmother’s house was barely a block away. Children are murdered with distressing frequency in Chicago, often in places of safety: a mother’s lap; a Fourth of July celebration; a sleepover at a friend’s house. But Tyshawn’s murder was different. 8-Year-Old Shoots Himself Dead After Parents Leave Him Home Alone With Loaded Gun – Occupy Democrats.

43.4K Shares Share Tweet Email The most commonly repeated complaint from the right-wing, NRA gun-nuts in this country is that “gun control only stops ‘responsible gun owners’ from exercising their Second Amendment rights.

8-Year-Old Shoots Himself Dead After Parents Leave Him Home Alone With Loaded Gun – Occupy Democrats

They repeat this line over and over, despite the daily occurrences of “responsible gun owners” leaving their weapons in the reach of children- with deadly results. Last week was exceptionally bloody for our nation. Around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Las Vegas police received a phone call that an 8-year-old boy had suffered a gunshot wound. “They were playing with a gun, and shot it, and all of them kind of went running, so we don’t know where the gun came from.

Unfortunately, this kind of accident is one we see all too often in the United States. In 2000, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement asking parents to please remove guns from their homes, because the risk to their children was far too great. H/t to FreakOutNation. Boy, 11, guilty of murdering girl, 8, after she refused to let him see puppies. An 11-year-old boy has been found guilty of murdering an eight-year-old girl after she and her sister refused to let him see their puppies.

Boy, 11, guilty of murdering girl, 8, after she refused to let him see puppies

WATE-TV reports that judge Dennis Roach this week found the boy guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced him to custody in Tennessee until he turns 19. In his order, which WATE posted online, Roach said the state should use all reasonable resources to determine why the boy shot the girl, and he should be treated and rehabilitated so this never happens again. “A child who commits first-degree murder cannot be willy-nilly turned loose into society,” Roach wrote. The boy, who has been identified by US media, was in detention and being evaluated as to where he should be placed, said Rob Johnson, a spokesman for Tennessee’s department of children’s services. “Like any other child who comes into custody, he would need a thorough assessment and evaluation to determine the best placement,” Johnson said.

Another Child Was Shot To Death Yesterday In California, Police Believe He Was Targeted. CARSON, CA: There has been another fatal shooting in America, and yet again, the victim is a child.

Another Child Was Shot To Death Yesterday In California, Police Believe He Was Targeted

A 15 year old boy was walking on the sidewalk with his girlfriend near the intersection of Sepulveda and Avalon, at about 4:30 yesterday afternoon. A car sped up along side the young couple and suddenly stopped next to them. The two murderers jumped out of the vehicle and fired many rounds into the young man. The girlfriend was able to run away unharmed, which leads investigators to believe the victim was the intended target of an obviously planned murder. The suspects escaped the scene in a white or silver car, and no arrests have been made. Police are looking into possible surveillance video of the crime. It is unknown at this time whether this was an act of gang violence, but one fact remains- There is a child whose body is full of bullets, lying in a morgue in Los Angeles County today.

The investigation is ongoing. Access to deadly weapons must stop. 8-Year-Old Shot In The Head After Gun Accidentally Discharges. Pictured Above, 8-Year Old Sharia Lynch (photo via CBS) GEORGIA- This is becoming a really gross trend, but apparently in America, we endorse and support the slaughter of innocent children though unnecessary gun deaths.

8-Year-Old Shot In The Head After Gun Accidentally Discharges

Yet another small child has been killed by a single shot to her head, this time while the child sat between her mother’s legs, getting her hair done. All we know at this time is that the 8-year-old girl, Sharia Lynch, was shot by a gun that was accidentally dropped and discharged. We still do not know the circumstances regarding why the gun was there in the first place, and how the gun was dropped. When the gun went off, a bullet went through the thigh of Sharia’s mother, exited, and entered Sharia’s head. Sgt. “It’s a tragic situation. There were two other children in the home at the time the incident occurred, thankfully, those children are safe. Another child lost, another classroom left to deal with her empty desk, another family left to grieve. Gun violence: who's accountable when a child is charged with manslaughter? An 11-year-old boy was charged with manslaughter in Detroit this month for the fatal shooting of a three-year-old, after the boy allegedly found a gun at his father’s house.

Gun violence: who's accountable when a child is charged with manslaughter?

On Monday, his father was arraigned on several criminal charges, including involuntary manslaughter. Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement on the boy’s charges that “very unfortunately and very tragically, the alleged facts in the case demanded it”. Yet it remains exceedingly rare to charge a juvenile that young for killing someone, especially in cases when a shooting might be considered an accident. And experts say parents are not frequently charged for child shootings, raising questions about where accountability belongs for gun violence. In 2013, 14 children under the age of 12 were charged with murder and non-negligent manslaughter, according to the FBI. Details of the Detroit case remain scant. Georgia Deputy’s 3-Year-Old Shoots Self. The deputy is calling it an “accidental” shooting after the girl shot herself in the leg.

Georgia Deputy’s 3-Year-Old Shoots Self

Sheriff Lynn Sheffield told WMGT that the little girl’s injury is non-life threatening.The sheriff said the child’s mother was in the bedroom and the toddler was in another room playing at a home in Rhine.The mother was moving a television on a chested drawer with a gun was on the furniture. According to Sheffield, the mother moved the weapon to the bed.As she proceeded to move the television, she heard the gun go off.The toddler then crawled onto the bed and accidentally fired the gun into her right leg, Sheffield said. Copyright 2015 Liberaland <a style="color: #336699; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;" href=" target="_blank" title="Main menu of all reuse options"><img height="25" width="27" border="0" align="bottom" alt="[Reuse options]" src="//d2uzdrx7k4koxz.cloudfront.net/images/icopy-w.png"/>Click here for reuse options!

Two-Year-Old Girl Dead When 'Responsible Gun Owner' Leaves Loaded Shotgun At Daycare. James Fuller Stepp is, according to local law enforcement in Henderson County, North Carolina, a “responsible gun owner.”

Two-Year-Old Girl Dead When 'Responsible Gun Owner' Leaves Loaded Shotgun At Daycare

So responsible that he went hunting, came home, and left a loaded shotgun on the kitchen table at his house. One problem with this scenario: His wife runs a daycare out of their home. Two-year-old Abigail Newman was shot in the neck by Stepp’s still-loaded 20-guage shotgun. Stepp’s wife made a frantic call to 911 Monday morning, telling the operator who answered: “One of the guns was loaded on the table and I didn’t know it. Mind you, police are not confirming that a daycare was being run out of the Stepp home, but if four children were present in the house when they arrived and Ms. “Trying to determine how many children were at the home where the shooting occurred, where adults were when it happened and what led to the ‘accidental discharge’ of the shotgun.”

Monday evening, James Stepp was arrested and has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Three-year-old Chicago boy accidentally shot dead by six-year-old brother. Chicago police said a three-year-old boy died after being accidentally shot in the head by his six-year-old brother. Authorities said the boy was carried by a relative to a hospital after being shot about 9.05pm on Saturday, and was later pronounced dead at a different hospital. Police said the father knowingly stored a loaded revolver on top of a refrigerator where children could access it. He has been charged with felony child endangerment.

Police said the father would appear in bond court on Sunday. A police spokesman, Anthony Guglielmi, said the father told told investigators he was a former gang member and felt he needed the gun to protect his family. Guglielmi said the older boy and his younger brother wanted to play “cops and robbers” when one of them retrieved the loaded gun.