Seriously. In Georgia there’s no law against keeping a loaded gun safely out of a child’s reach. It doesn’t have to be locked up, or even hidden. Yet one more thing the rest of the nation must envy about the Peach State:
A 5-year-old Cherokee County girl died Sunday afternoon a few hours after being shot in the head by her 3-year-old brother.
Morgan King was pronounced dead after being airlifted to Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, said Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Nicole Ebbeskotte. Morgan had been shot around 2 p.m. after her brother found the gun in his parents’ bedroom. …
Ebbeskotte said it was unlikely any criminal charges would be filed in the case. "Nothing in Georgia law says a gun has to be in a locked area and this was not just left out in plain view," she said.
I’m not going to hold the NRA responsible for Morgan King’s death, but rest assured the gun lobby would do everything in its power to block sensible legislation that might’ve made her parents think twice about keeping a loaded weapon under their mattress.