The hits just keep on coming from our safest, most responsible citizens evah! This profile in responsible gun ownership happened in the parking lot of a Kroger:
TROY, Mich. – A 4-year-old boy shot himself in the upper abdomen Friday afternoon with his mother’s gun in the parking lot of a grocery store in Troy, police said.
Capt. Bob Redmond said the boy’s mother was loading up the family’s car in the Kroger parking lot at Crooks Road and W. South Boulevard when the boy found the gun in the center console and fired it.
Redmond said the woman’s 10-year-old son also was with them. He was not injured.
Police said the boy’s mother is a licensed gun holder. The gun is a 9-mm Smith & Wesson semi-automatic handgun. Police said the trigger lock was not in place. The gun was loaded with 16 rounds.
The boy shot himself once in the upper abdomen. The bullet exited through his right thigh. His mother is with him at Beaumont Hospital. The boy is in stable condition.
The gun assholes are now blaming this incident on gun control activists, believe it or not, because if Kroger allowed CCW holders to carry their weapons inside (so the logic goes), the gun wouldn’t have been in the center console! (They didn’t say anything about the trigger lock not being in place, of course.) Brilliant way to dodge responsibility. Apparently CCW holders are always responsible, even when they aren’t.
As an interesting sidebar to this story, there is some dispute as to who owned the gun:
The mother of the child, reportedly from Rochester Hills, told police the gun belonged to her husband. Both she and her husband have concealed pistol licenses.
Which parent owned the gun is immaterial, Redmond told the Free Press.
“We talked to both of them – we’re not sure they’re living together – and there’s some disagreement about who left the weapon in the console. That doesn’t matter to me. She’s still responsible for the child’s safety,” Redmond said.
Two CCW holders. Double the risk. This family was an accident waiting to happen.