“An Arkansas man assumed the boy wrapped in a blanket on the futon in his home was his sleeping cousin,” the AP reports. “But hours later he realized it was a 14-year-old boy he’d never seen before who, police determined Thursday, had been shot while playing with a gun with a friend.” Tragic, but at least the gun didn’t “go off,” as it seems to do whenever someone kills a child via a negligent discharge. Oh wait. “Little Rock police said the boy, TyJuan Woodard, died after he and a 13-year-old friend were playing with a gun that accidentally fired and shot him in the chest Wednesday.” And “Hastings said he wasn’t sure how the boys got a hold of the gun, which belongs to one of the 13-year-old’s relatives. He said they were playing with the gun in a bedroom when it went off and shot the 14-year-old in the chest.” Note to the AP: pulling your punches may salve your conscience but the truth saves lives. Just sayin’ . . .