WAMPUM, Pa. – Fifth-grader Jordan Brown boarded the bus and headed to school like he did most other mornings in this rural western Pennsylvania community.
But before he left home on Friday, authorities say, the 11-year-old boy had shot his father's pregnant fiancee in the back of the head as she lay in bed. He then put his youth model 20-gauge shotgun back in his room before going out to catch his bus, police say.
I think most people usually talk about the horrors of an accidental shooting. Kids are playing with an adult's gun, it goes off, tragedy ensues.
But this is just far worse and I can't help but think that the old argument, "My kids are educated about guns. They know how to handle and use them safely, etc." just doesn't hold water.If a kid has access to a gun without an adult's supervision, the adults in question might as well nominate themselves for the Darwin Awards now. Which in the end is exactly what happened.