August 15, 2014 5:45 pm -

A 3-year-old Atlanta, Georgia boy is in stable condition after he was shot in the face in what is believed by police to be an “accident.”Atlanta police Officer John Chafee said the preliminary investigation indicates the boy may have been playing with  a handgun when he shot himself in the face, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitutiongun-kid


The shooting happened shortly before 10 p.m. on Thursday at an apartment building, according to police. The boy was transported to a children’s hospital.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was told by a neighbor, Ivey McMullen, that she heard people screaming that “the baby shot himself.”

There is no mention of charges against the parents or the person in charge, or the gun owner, or how the 3-year-old possibly gained access to a weapon, which certainly should be kept secured at all times, most especially if there are children in the home.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

8 responses to 3-Year-Old Shoots Himself In The Face While Playing With A Gun

  1. Carla Akins August 15th, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    FFS, it’s not an accident. An adult left a loaded, unsecured weapon where a 3-year old child could get it. At best it’s negligence, at worst attempted manslaughter.

  2. Jake August 15th, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Proof that the NRA are correct – Guns Don’t Kill Children – Children Kill Children. Although fortunately in this case the victim – or as the NRA would say “bad guy” seems to have survived.

  3. M D Reese August 15th, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    When children shoot themselves or others, it is not an accident.

  4. John Tarter August 15th, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Oh isn’t that picture cute! This anti gun liberal should be ashamed of themselves for using that kid in that manner. Allowing that kid to handle that firearm cavalier is child abuse. Shame on the person who took that photo.

    • Carla Akins August 15th, 2014 at 6:39 pm

      You do know it’s a stock photo? If you’d like to some some actual parental pics, I can supply those.

      • jasperjava August 15th, 2014 at 7:08 pm

        Wayout/John Tarter is most likely a pedophile (big fan of Ted Nugent). I wouldn’t show him pictures of actual identifiable kids.

        Even if he isn’t a pedophile, we do know that he has no sense of morality. Just yesterday he bragged that he was “not that aggrieved” about US troops who were needlessly killed in unjustified wars which he supports but too cowardly to fight for himself. All to satisfy his genocidal bloodthirst.

        • Carla Akins August 15th, 2014 at 7:22 pm

          Right after the OCT thing started, one of them posted a couple of photos of their two kids holding weapons in a child’s bedroom. There on the parents FB page. Anomaly and I discussed it and we refused to use the photo – even though it was fair game. Since, I’ve seen that photo a couple of dozen times and always posted by a pro-gun organization. I probably have at least a dozen in reserve if needed for a story. But the whole thing makes me so sad – the stock photos are bad enough. Tarter is an ass, mostly I avoid him in order to keep the “don’t be mean/rude to other readers rule.

  5. crc3 August 15th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    If parents can’t lock up their guns then they need to be locked up in jail for child neglect…