Shannon Watts @shannonrwatts Founder of @MomsDemand, grassroots army of @Everytown. The @NRA’s worst nightmare. Author of “Fight Like A Mother.” IG: instagram.com/shannonrwatts 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.  https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/toddler-killed-after-sibling-find-stolen-gun-home/L0tPoysLKg1tfipm9ieFYJ/ 

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.  https://www.crimeonline.com/2019/04/13/6-year-old-girl-dead-days-after-her-younger-brother-shot-her-in-the-head-in-their-driveway-cops/ 

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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