According to police, four children were left alone in a vehicle while their mother and step-father went inside a store to a pay a bill.
One of the children found the gun in the mother’s purse and tried to remove to the magazine to unlock it.
However, the gun fired and struck his seven-year-old brother in the head. The boy was flown to a Knoxville area hospital where he died.
“There’s always a danger leaving a child in the car because they can pull it into neutral or anything else,” Crossville Police Chief Rodney Shoap told Local 8 Now. “Things just happen.”
Things just happen? Because they can put the car in neutral? Are you FUCKING KIDDING ME? What about leaving your loaded gun in the car, maybe that wasn’t such a swuft idea? Ya think?
No, things don’t just “happen.” Some idiot left her four kids in the car with access to a loaded gun and the absolutely, 100% predictable thing happened.
What did you people think would happen when you told ordinary people that they needed to carry guns with them everywhere? Did you seriously think that some person in East Jesus, Tennessee was going to take out ISIS, stop a carjacking, defend freedom and the American flag, be a big damn hero, whatever?
No. These people leave their guns everywhere because they aren’t responsible, they aren’t “law-abiding citizens,” they aren’t the “safest ever.” They’re ordinary people who go about their ordinary days doing ordinary stupid shit like leaving their kids in the car, leaving their purse in the car, lose their keys, drop things, forget stuff, and make bad decisions. Except when you do all of those things with a loaded gun, people die.
I don’t even have a thought and a prayer for you people and your fearmongering enablers like the NRA, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, the Tennessee Firearms Assn, and the entire Tennessee Republican caucus. Scratch that, I do have a thought. Fuck you, that’s my thought.
By the way, who leaves their goddamn purse in the car in the first place? If your community is so safe that you can leave your purse in the car, why the fuck do you need a gun?