Girl Kills Sister While Playing With Gun

12-21-07 Two kids who were left alone to their own devices one evening managed to find the single most dangerous thing in the house: a gun. Then they made a dangerous and ultimately fatal decision: They took the weapon out to explore. The accident occurred just four days before Christmas. The eight-year old was playing with the firearm when it went off, shooting her older sister in the neck. The girls mother came home a short time after the shooting … Continue reading →

A Personal Story: Teach Your Children to be Safe Around Weapons

(2007) On Feb. 26 our daughter, Jessica, was critically injured in a freak accident in Midway. Jessica was almost killed in an accident that should not have happened. We do not blame anyone, but the accident should send a message to everyone: even if you teach your children about gun or archerysafety, it does not mean other kids have been taught the same lessons. Don’t think for one minute that just because you have taught your children the right way … Continue reading →

Child Killed By Miniature Cannon

7-4-07 An 8-year-old boy was killed over the fourth of July Weekend, after a small cannon exploded as it was fired during a fourth of July family gathering. The accident occurred at the home of the victims grandfather, about six miles south of Olympia, in Washington state. Investigators were trying to determine how the cannon was manufactured.  It was reported to be about 1 1/2 feet long with a barrel that was 3 and a half inches in diameter. Yet … Continue reading →