Yet another tragedy in the States; the debate about selling and owning of weapons strikes back. A one-year-old was shot in his face. A three-year-old child shot as he was playing with the unattended gun. It appears that, during the incident, there were adults in the house in Cleveland, Ohio, where a woman lived with her three children. Neighbors said they did not hear anything.
“Our fascination for weapons, not just in this city, but throughout the whole country has to stop – declared the head officer of Cleveland police, Calvin Williams – this meaningless loss is a tragedy. We should really review how things go in our country, locally and nationally speaking, we should eliminate some of these weapons from our community”.
Last August, there was another case of underage handling weapons. A couple brought their nine-year-old child to the firing range. The instructor was showing her how to use the machine gun, when the little girl shot by mistake. The man was shot in the head, and died right after he reached the hospital.
Translation provided by Mary Ann D’Costa