Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Something Sure Stinks Edition

“A 9-year-old girl was accidentally shot in the shoulder Saturday night by a family member who thought she was an animal outside a New Sewickley Township (Pennsylvania) home, police said.” She was apparently mistaken for a four foot tall, 75-pound skunk. They must have some big polecats in the Keystone State, no? Seems the girl was dressed as…something…for a Halloween party. “(Police Chief Ronald) Leindecker said an unidentified male relative mistook the girl, who was wearing a black costume and a black hat with white tassel, for a skunk and shot her in the shoulder with a shotgun.” According to reports, she was standing just over the crest of a hill and all he saw was her head. Was that hard cider they were serving at the party, maybe? Fortunately she’ll be fine, but rule four, folks. Rule four.