I know we have other things on our minds lately; killer tornadoes, Benghazi, the AP, the IRS, cancer. Still, I’m surprised that the Gun Discussion is apparently over, especially when this happens, again.
Jarvan Jackson, an 11-year-old Florida boy, died last week has died after being shot by a four-year-old relative on Mother's Day.
A four-year-old with a gun.
According to neighbors there were at the time of the shooting. Jarvan’s grandmother, admits that the four-year-old, and a two-year-old—let those numbers sink in for a minute—were playing with the gun, and when Jarvan tried to take it away from them—because, um, yeah, where were the adults?—the gun went off, shooting him in the neck and killing him.
Lake City Police have and are investigating how the four-year-old got access to gun, but this is nothing new for the Sunshine State:
- A after finding his uncle's gun in a backpack last week.
- The week before, . She is expected to recover.
Let’s talk: if police say the shooting was an accident, then please to explain how the children got a gun? That could not have been an accident. And explain how no one, not even the parents, or guardians, or the lone adult in the house with six kids, is not being questioned about why and how there is a gun just lying about for a four-year-old and two-year-old to play with.
But, it’s doubtful we’ll get those answers, especially from what is now being called the “Gunshine" State, where, recently, the state legislature passed just one of 12 gun control bills that were filed this year. The one that passed? It restricts the sale of firearms to buyers who have voluntarily committed themselves for mental illness treatment.