The wife of a Wilson County [TN] Sheriff’s Office deputy was shot to death Saturday at their Lebanon home by a 4-year-old who gained access to a gun at a family cookout, police said. Josephine G. Fanning, 48, was pronounced dead at the home at 6710 S.E. Tater Peeler Road, according to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.
The shooting occurred while Wilson County Deputy Daniel Fanning, 51, was with another relative looking at guns in a bedroom of the home, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The 4-year-old and [victim] walked into the bedroom where a loaded weapon was on top of the bed. The child picked up the gun and fired one round, which killed Josephine Fanning.
Alcohol was present at the gathering. Daniel Fanning was not on duty at the time of the shooting….The gun fired by the 4-year-old was Fanning’s personal weapon and not a police gun. — Tennsessean.com
Once again we see that in certain parts of the country, it is never forgotten that one’s sacred Constitutional right to own and bear arms begins at a very young age. This is positive, as is the evidence that where there are more guns, there is less violence and less danger. We also see that law enforcement agents and others trained in weapons are exemplary parents and citizens with whom we may place a high degree of trust when it comes to matters of personal security.
Speaking of the deceased victim, NRA President Wayne Le Pee Air reminded gunnies that freedom comes at a price, and that collateral damage in the form of human carnage was inevitable. “These sacrifices should be considered the husks of our harvest of liberty’s bounty,” he noted, “and unlike hand-wringing libtards, we are wise to focus on the harvest itself.”
Don’t blame the gun, either. That’s like blaming spoons for making you fat, or beer for making you drunk.