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Dangers of Gun Play to Children – Tragic Incident in Indianapolis, Indiana

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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Since 2008, at least 10 children have been accidentally shot in central Indiana. This statistic includes the most recent shooting of a 5-year-old child who was accidentally shot by his cousin while his cousin was spinning a revolver in his hand. The five-year-old boy was identified as Miguel Luna. Miguel was last reported in critical condition at Riley Hospital for Children.

Although the police of Indiana stress the importance of gun safety and sometimes offer free gun locks, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and the Indiana State Police do not offer any gun safety classes. Furthermore, the State of Indiana does not even require people who purchase firearms to take such classes. If you would like to read more about this tragic accident please see 5-year-old boy accidentally shot by cousin.

Hopefully this child has a full and quick recovery. This accident is a tragedy for the boy’s family and community. Parents, teachers, guardians and other adults should educate their children on the dangers of guns. If you are a gun owner and have children, use the trigger lock when the firearm is not in use. Also, store the ammo and clips in a place out of a child’s reach.