10-Year-Old Boy Dies After Finding Improperly Stored Handgun

“The owner of the gun could face charges.”

The owner of the gun should absolutely face charges when a child finds their gun and tragedy strikes.

A 10-year-old boy, at home alone with his 8-year-old sister, found a handgun in a cabinet. The boy took the gun out and at some point, the handgun discharged. The boy was shot in the head and killed.

“Supposedly there was a gun inside a cabinet that the children located and, at some point, the child discharged the weapon into his own head,” Philadelphia Police Capt. Lee Strollo told WPVI in an interview following the tragedy. “We’re looking into how the gun got on location and who the owner of the gun is.”

via abcnews.com

The boy’s sister ran to a neighbor’s home for help after the tragic incident.

It is not known how long the children were at home alone for, or where the parents were at the time. That, coupled with an improperly secured handgun is a recipe for disaster.

Responsible gun owners keep their firearms safe from those who shouldn’t have access. It’s that simple, and someone out there is absolutely at fault and should be held accountable for their negligence.

About the Author

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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