Shannon Watts @shannonrwatts Founder of @MomsDemand, grassroots army of @Everytown. The @NRA’s worst nightmare. Author of “Fight Like A Mother.” IG: Jun. 16, 2019 1 min read

A Georgia 2-year-old died Friday after being shot in the head while he and his 5-year-old sibling played with a gun they found. Police charged an 18-year-old living at the home with reckless conduct after the gun fell out of his pocket while he slept. 

The Georgia mother of this 6-year-old was NOT charged when she left an unsecured gun in her car and the girl’s younger brother shot and killed her in the driveway earlier this year. 

Georgia law does not penalize a person who negligently stores a firearm, even if a minor gains access to it. Until we have uniform laws requiring gun owners to responsibly store their guns, Black Americans will bear the brunt of charges for negligence.

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