National Post

Kentucky girl, two, shot and killed by five-year-old brother with gun marketed as ‘My First Rifle’A 5-year-old boy accidentally shot his 2-year-old sister to death in rural southern Kentucky with a rifle he had received as a gift last year, authorities said.The children’s mother was home at the time of the shooting Tuesday afternoon but had stepped on to the porch for “no more than three minutes,” Cumberland County Coroner Gary White told WKYT-TV.White told the Lexington Herald-Leader the boy received the .22-caliber rifle as a gift. He said the rifle was kept in a corner and the family didn’t realize a bullet was left inside it.“It’s a Crickett,” White said, referring to a company that specifically makes guns, clothes and books for children. “It’s a little rifle for a kid. … The little boy’s used to shooting the little gun.”

Kentucky girl, two, shot and killed by five-year-old brother with gun marketed as ‘My First Rifle’
A 5-year-old boy accidentally shot his 2-year-old sister to death in rural southern Kentucky with a rifle he had received as a gift last year, authorities said.

The children’s mother was home at the time of the shooting Tuesday afternoon but had stepped on to the porch for “no more than three minutes,” Cumberland County Coroner Gary White told WKYT-TV.

White told the Lexington Herald-Leader the boy received the .22-caliber rifle as a gift. He said the rifle was kept in a corner and the family didn’t realize a bullet was left inside it.

“It’s a Crickett,” White said, referring to a company that specifically makes guns, clothes and books for children. “It’s a little rifle for a kid. … The little boy’s used to shooting the little gun.”

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    I’d put this more on the parents than on the guns. Why? Well… On the one hand, I was told at a fairly early age not to...
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    My First Rifle. Asshats. Bloody asshats.
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    Any responsible gun owner keeps their guns locked up, especially when children are around. Even if the gun belongs with...
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    Jesus Christ, America. Get your shit together. For pity’s sake.
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    Yeah, we don’t need gun reform at all.
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    Oh my god.
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    I just read about this on my phone…ugh, that poor little girl.
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    whoa. Sad. I thought this was something the Onion made up.
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