We mislead ourselves with the concept of better gun training. As seen from this listing, the training received by police officers does not make them immune from accidentally shooting themselves (and others). The truth is that nobody is safe from guns. It doesn't really matter which end of the gun you are on, it is dangerous from both ends. The truth cannot be denied, guns kill people.
Witnesses said the gun was pointed at the floor and when he released the slide, one shot fired into the top of his left thigh. "The kids screamed and started to cry," said Vivian Farmer, who attended the presentation with her 13-year-old nephew.
"Everyone was pretty shaken up," Farmer said. "But the point of gun safety hit home. Unfortunately, the agent had to get shot. But after seeing that, my nephew doesn't want to have anything to do with guns."
Police ruled the shooting was an accident, but the DEA headquarters in Washington was still investigating, Kilmer said.
Monday's incident was the second time in three years that a child picked up a police officer's gun inside a Gilroy home and fired it.
On July 5, 2012, a parent's worst nightmare happened inside the home of San Jose Police Department Officer Brandon Orlando. Three-year-old Preston found a gun in his father's bedroom and accidentally shot himself in the head. Before leaving his bedroom, Orlando hid his service gun under his bed comforter and forgot that his backup gun was still unsecured in his nightstand drawer. A report released by the District Attorney's Office in 2012 wrote, "While Orlando’s actions allowed a tragedy to occur, it does not mean he 'disregarded human life,' or was 'indifferent to the consequences' of his actions."
A 14-year-old Atlanta boy shot and killed his 15-year-old brother while playing with their mother's handgun.
A 26 year old was shot and killed while driving in San Francisco.
A woman in an El Paso County, Texas shooting range was hit in the knee by a bullet that ricocheted off a trash can.
Two women were shot to death in a Dallas-area home.
Two women were injured after someone opened fire at a crowded soccer field in Las Vegas.
A 15-year-old girl was shot while sleeping in her bed when her Anchorage home was shot at.
A 7-year-old boy in Tallahassee shot a 5 year old with a gun he found in a 22-year-old relative's room.
A Huntsville woman shot her boyfriend after the two had an argument.
A 23-year-old man died after being accidentally shot in a Greshman, Oregon home.
A Cleveland father has been charged in connection with the death of his 6-year-old daughter from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A man was found shot dead in a parking lot in Greenville County, South Carolina.
Two people were shot and killed outside an inn in Hampton, Virginia.
A Colorado Springs man was driven to the hospital with a gunshot wound.
One man was shot at a Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Jackson.
An 11-year-old boy was shot in an Oklahoma City apartment complex.
All on 'gun appreciation day'... what a celebration !!!