Toddlers, Guns, and Tragedy

Shootings by preschoolers are happening at an average pace of about two per week.

During a single week in April, four toddlers — Holston, Kiyan, Za’veon and Sha’Quille — shot and killed themselves, and a mother driving through Milwaukee was killed after her 2-year-old apparently picked up a gun that had slid out from under the driver’s seat. It was a brutal stretch, even by the standards of researchers who track these shootings.

These are shooters who need help tying their shoelaces, too young sometimes to even say the word “gun,” killed by their own curiosity.

Source: One Week in April, Four Toddlers Shot and Killed Themselves – The New York Times