6-year-old Brandon Holt of Toms River, NJ died today, just one day after being shot in the head by a 4-year-old friend in his own front yard. It’s not clear whether the gun went off accidentally or the boy meant to pull the trigger at this point. This is the second tragedy involving a toddler shooting someone to death in a matter of days.
These horrific stories come at a time when the country is sharply divided over guns.
As we reported yesterday, some of the families of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown on December 14th were featured on 60 Minutes this weekend voicing their support for stricter gun-safety measures like those signed into law in their state of Connecticut last week. The Colorado Senate also passed stricter gun-safety laws last month, which included expanded background checks as well as a ban on large-capacity magazines.
Watch the report, courtesy of CNN: