Ten-year-old in Houston, TX accidentally shot by babysitter.

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A 10-year-old boy was shot by his babysitter as she attempted to take selfies while holding a gun, police in Houston say.

Caitlyn Smith shot the child in the stomach on Tuesday, thinking the weapon was unloaded. Police confirmed she is the child's aunt.

The 19-year-old has since been charged with injury to a child and serious bodily injury.

The boy is in a serious condition but is expected to make a full recovery.

The bullet missed the child's vital organs, according to Fox 26.

Harris County Sherriff Ed Gonzales told the news site the weapon was kept unsecured at home.

"The female indicates that she retrieved that weapon to take pictures, and in the course of taking pictures the gun went off and struck the child," he added.

"Very tragic situation, we see this quite a bit."

Senior Deputy Thomas Gilliland told CNN: "Firearms are dangerous weapons so take precautions and make sure things like that don't happen. Taking selfies was not the best thing to be doing."

According to the Gun Violence Archive, so far this year 6,155 people have died in shootings in the US.

Of that number, 321 deaths were unintentional.

Last year, 3,760 people under the age of 18 were injured or killed in shootings.
American gun culture never ceases to astound me, any rational country would implement tougher legislation and meaningful gun control. But the US just refuses to do anything about it and we get more and more senseless incidents like this.

Between this and the mass shootings America's failure becomes more clear by the day.
 
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American gun culture never ceases to astound me, any rational country would implement tougher legislation and meaningful gun control. But the US just refuses to do anything about it and we get more and more senseless incidents like this.

Between this and the mass shootings America's failure becomes more clear by the day.
you can’t really legislate out stupidity but yes we need stricter gun control. This ain’t really the article to use to Poo poo on American gun culture.

mass shootings are why we need gun control.

the little boy getting shot in this article would be solved with simple gun safety training and keeping that shit locked up and separate from the ammo like an intelligent person.

they should also charge the parents.
 
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you can’t really legislate out stupidity but yes we need stricter gun control. This ain’t really the article to use to Poo poo on American gun culture.

mass shootings are why we need gun control.

the little boy getting shot in this article would be solved with simple gun safety traning and keeping that shit locked up and separate from the ammo like an intelligent person.

they should also charge the parents.
Things like this are exactly the time to call out American gun culture. All of these incidents could have been prevented.
 

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Idiot parents keeping a loaded gun in the house with a child.

Idiot baby sitter for handling a gun without checking if it’s loaded.

Idiot baby sitter playing around with a gun like it’s a toy to begin with.

This country is a country of idiots.
 

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Glad the kid survived.

It's pretty telling how casually the sheriff mentioned that this is a common occurrence.
 
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Things like this are exactly the time to call out American gun culture. All of these incidents could have been prevented.
gun safety yes no gun law is gonna stop a moron from playing with a gun like it’s a toy. Do you expect all the guns to just disappear if they write stricter gun laws 🤣

The aunt and parents should be prosecuted.

anyone who isn’t a moron that owns a gun has it securely locked up and unloaded that’s like basic shit.

like I said in the post you attacked I’m all for stronger gun laws but they wouldn’t help with this type of accidental shooting. You prevent this by locking the gun up away from its ammo.
 

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