2 year old fatally shoots mother with unattended handgun

On the day after Christmas  a woman was fatally shot while shopping with her 2 year old son and her nieces when she left her handbag with a concealed handgun unattended. This tragedy, like many, was completely avoidable.

While we are not trying to “armchair quarterback” this loss of life, we feel that some important lessons clearly need to be pointed out here. Our courses have always recommended against any method of carry that is off the body for a number of reasons including the ease of theft (one cut from behind through the purse strap and it’s gone),difficulty of access, and more. One of the key reasons for us is that by its nature, one must surrender immediate control of the weapon whether setting it down, hanging it in a restroom stall, or other similar reasons. From there it is a very short journey indeed to losing conscious control of the weapon through distraction or inattentiveness.

Clearly being a “gun person” and regular trips to the range did not present her with this perspective. This is why we always recommend to our students to train in all facets of personal protection from first aid to self-defense, etc. Train in a wide variety of subjects from many instructors.

As always our sympathies go out to the family and friends of the victim.

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7 Responses to “2 year old fatally shoots mother with unattended handgun”

  • Ramroum says:

    I think the fact that we didn’t end up with one or more dead citizens (good guys) is a great thing. The reosan we didn’t is because the good guy/s had a gun/s. I am happy to see that the criminal got what was coming. He probably would have ended up a problem for society and then just a debt to society for years to come. He got his come uppance and I’m glad. That’s what happens when you prey on people….sometimes (should be more often though), they’re more well equipped than you are and you get killed. Hopefully this will be a deterrent for some up and coming street thugs. The bad guys will ALWAYS have guns…..no matter what laws the good guys have to follow. I do enjoy your blog, PCM, and I do agree with much that you have to say. We just don’t see eye to eye on this one.

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