September 28, 2014 2:30 pm -

A 13-year-old Texas girl shot and killed her 22-year-old brother in what police describe as an accident.

[su_center_ad]The shooting occurred on Friday night at the family’s home in northeast Houston, according to KHOU.

The victim invited a friend into the home and the two began playing with a gun, according to reports. The two were allegedly drinking at the time.

It hasn’t been revealed as to how the girl came into possession of the gun, but it fired and struck the victim.

The victim was identified as Gregory Higdon. His mother says he was her only son, according to ABC 13.

He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The romanticization of gun ownership, as well as lax laws with an emphasis on ‘guns everywhere’ is certainly complicit in this tragedy. Alcohol and guns do not mix. Neither do children and guns. Gun safes and trigger locks are a thing. If only the brother had a gun, too. Oh that’s right, he did.

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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.

26 responses to 13-Year-Old Texas Girl Shoots, Kills Older Brother While Playing With A Gun

  1. tiredoftea September 28th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Another outstanding NRA safe home! Congratulations NRA, for all you do to keep gun owning ‘Murican’s safe and free!

  2. edmeyer_able September 28th, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    It may seem heartless to call for prosecution of the adults responsible for this but unless a harsh sentence is meted out nothing much will change.

    • Hirightnow September 28th, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      Convict both parents of “Felony failure to show some common fracking sense”, and take away their right to own firearms permanently.

  3. juicyfruityyy September 28th, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Was it an accident?

    • crc3 September 28th, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      Does it matter? Someone died again because of a gun…

      • juicyfruityyy September 28th, 2014 at 3:15 pm

        The question is more to: was there a reason for the trigger to be pulled? This will make a difference in the out-come.

        • tracey marie September 28th, 2014 at 3:34 pm

          It was another accident, the brother and friend were drunk, left the gun on the table and were not paying attention.

          • juicyfruityyy September 28th, 2014 at 3:44 pm

            Not saying is wasn’t an accident. But she wasn’t 4. She was 13. She knows that pulling a trigger can have some consequences.

          • tracey marie September 28th, 2014 at 3:46 pm

            This is Texas, I am answering your question with the explanation in texas newspapers. No real details just another “accident”

  4. Guy Lauten September 28th, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    another young lady who will live a haunted nightmare for the rest of her life. way to go, parents. way to go, brother. poor kid.

    • James September 29th, 2014 at 11:29 pm

      Blame him your a fucking peace of shit

  5. NW10 September 28th, 2014 at 3:10 pm

  6. crc3 September 28th, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Texas again? More bad parenting? Lax guns laws? Blame the NRA!

  7. Larry Schmitt September 28th, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    The Chronicle says he was showing his sister how to take it apart. It doesn’t mention drinking, or that she had the gun. However it happened, how do all these “responsible gun owners” happen to keep their guns loaded? I don’t have any guns, only fired one in the service, but I know the first rule is to assume any gun is loaded, and act accordingly.

  8. Obewon September 28th, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Smartguns save lives preventing most of these tragedies caused by loaded gun owner failures further proving ‘gun owners shoot 22-43 times more friends and family than any intruder.75,000+ are injured by guns in the US annually.’-CDC/FBI. 2011’s 32,193 growing US gun deaths were 154 less than traffic fatalities. US gun deaths exceed traffic deaths by 2015. 2014 traffic deaths fell -4.9% in Q1-14

    • Hirightnow September 28th, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      “Guns don’t kill people….Volvos do!”

      • James Nickel September 29th, 2014 at 7:27 am

        Guns don’t kill people, gun owners kill people.

  9. rg9rts September 29th, 2014 at 5:01 am

    Texas…..don’t have to say anything else

  10. James Nickel September 29th, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Oh well, just another day.

  11. IAMROSE September 29th, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Accident…that says it all. What idiots!

    • James September 29th, 2014 at 11:28 pm

      If I could I’d kill you my self

      • tiredoftea September 29th, 2014 at 11:35 pm

        Keep that crap up and your dumbass is out of here, got it Sparky?

  12. James September 29th, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Just anther day Hummm… Did you know him? How about that he was also an Honor Guard soilder, a good man, and loved by everyone! Fuck all of you he was a friend! A good man and someone who swore to protect you all!!! It’s a sad day a medically retired soilder get killed! Shame on everyone who posted! Shame on you all! RIP ill miss you bub I talk to him two day before his death! Shame on all of you

    • tiredoftea September 29th, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      Sorry for your loss, and the obvious pain you are feeling at his death. But, lashing out on this forum the way you have will get you bounced. Be respectful, tell his story and you will find a lot of people here who will empathize and try to understand the circumstances of his death.

  13. fed up October 4th, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    and 2 less gun nuts in texas

  14. chrispea November 3rd, 2014 at 12:42 am

    A 13-year old playing with a loaded gun and drinking in Texas? Business as usual.