Iraq War Veteran and Green Beret, Justin Thomas of Prescott Valley, Arizona was accidentally shot and killed by his four-year-old son on Friday. The child found the loaded weapon unattended at the home of a friend they were visiting. According to a witness, the child said, “Daddy, what’s this?” The gun discharged, hitting Thomas, who was rushed to the hospital where he died.
While the gun safety debate rages on, tragedies like this continue unabated. You have the NRA telling parents to keep guns in their children’s rooms, babies killing babies with firearms left unsecured, TEApublicans threatening to kill lawmakers supporting gun safety, and calling for the violent overthrow of the US government. At least 4820 people have been killed by gun violence since the Sandy Hook massacre.
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