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ADMIN:  They never give the model of the guns involved in these incidents.   There are certain models moms should not own and I would bet even money most all these incidents involve small .380's without external safeties.   A rule of thumb should be if a small child can pull the trigger back and discharge the weapon then do not own it unless it has external safeties.  It is time for the Firearms Industry to address this issue.  Here is the heart breaking story:

A Georgia girl died this week after her younger brother accidentally shot her in the head, police say.

Investigators say the mother of a girl identified in media reports as Millie Drew Kelly loaded her and her 4-year-old brother into a car Monday at their Paulding County home, but couldn’t get it to start. When the mother left the vehicle to see what was wrong, she heard a shot fired from inside it, they added.

"Detectives determined that the 4-year-old male sibling retrieved a handgun from the console of the vehicle and accidentally discharged it, striking his 6-year-old sister in the head, fatally wounding her," the Paulding County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

The girl was rushed to a local Atlanta hospital but died of her injuries two days later. As of now, detectives don’t plan on filing any charges in the case.

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“Our hearts break for this family and we hope God puts his healing hands around them during this difficult time,” Sheriff Gary Gulledge said in a statement. “We want to remind everyone to keep their firearms unloaded and secured in an area away from children to ensure that this never happens again.”

A GoFundMe page set up to offer financial support for the family has raised over $30,000 as of Friday morning.

Fox News' Michael Sinkewicz contributed to this report. 


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So sad. Lots of people getting guns nowadays and increases the chances of this kind of stuff.  I was taught by my dad who was a vice cop. He had a holstered gun, BUG in an ankle holster, a badge case on a dogtag chain, and a knife always accessible as he would have to leave at a moments notice.  My brother and I were taught gun safety, how to shoot, and the number one rule was to never touch his guns. Probably started at the age of 3 or 4.  And I have to say neither of us ever even thought to touch them, let alone point them at each other.  I feel bad for this kid who's going to have to live with this terrible tragedy and the mother who lad a lapse in judgement.  Many lives lost that day, not just the deceased.
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