More on this here. The gun was a Glock. Mr. Beale and I were just talking about how Glocks don’t have an external safety. Carrying one around a 5-year-old should have a minimum jail sentence. Idiot.
Five-year-old boy shoots dad and self while playing with dad’s gun in the dressing room of an Oklahoma City Bass Pro Shops. No charges filed … yet:
According to Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow with the Oklahoma City Police Department, “Father and son were in the dressing room together. The son, who was 5- years-old, was apparently playing with dad’s cellphone which was sitting there in the dressing room.”
Also in the dressing room and within the boy’s reach was a loaded handgun.
“The dad had a concealed carry permit. He had taken his gun off, set it down,” Wardlow said.
That’s when, according to police, the boy grabbed the gun shooting himself in the hand and his dad in the leg. Both victims were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Oklahoma City police did not charge the father. They said ultimately that decision will be made by the district attorney. Bass Pro Shops said it cannot comment on this case while it is under investigation.
They were from Amarillo, Texas, but were in Oklahoma City for a Jason Aldean concert. We’ve hit the jackpot of gun culture, folks: country music, Bass Pro Shops, concealed carry permit holder, you name it. So much awesome.
Remind me why we don’t want these people carrying liability insurance again?