With 3 child shootings in 4 days in Harris County, Texas and another involving a three year old in Tennessee, it's time for us to stop calling child gun deaths "accidents".
Justin Peters at Slate explains, "The words we use to describe things affect the way we respond to them. “Accidental” implies that nobody is at fault—that the shooting just happened." In reality, these accidents were all extremely preventable and should be treated as negligent criminal acts.
If child access prevention laws were enforced, parents and adults might be more apt to safely store their firearm, and rely less on stern messages to kids as an acceptable form of prevention and night table drawers and purses for "safe" storage. #ItsNoAccident
Read more from Slate here.