Speaking of toy guns . . . “A 21-year-old Aberdeen man was walking by when he saw the boys playing with their toy guns,” komonews.com. “As the man continued to walk past he saw the 5-year-old boy with what he thought was a squirt gun . . . The man watched the boy point the gun at the other children and then at him as he was about half a block away. The boy fired the gun once in the man’s direction, at which point he realized the pistol was a real gun [not shown].” Well that sucks. Here’s something odd . . .
The man told police he had to move his leg to avoid being struck by the bullet. The boy immediately dropped the gun and ran back into his home.
I might drop a gun too, if I saw a man move fast enough to dodge a bullet. Anyway . . .
Officers arrived and determined that the boy had taken his parents’ handgun from inside the home. The parents cooperated with police and turned over the weapon, a .38 special revolver.
Officers searched the area but were unable to determine where the fired bullet had landed.
“It is very clear this was a situation within inches of being tragic,” said Myers. “It is a good reminder to secure firearms at all times from the hands of children.”
True dat. Meanwhile, we suggest that the parents of the five-year-old keep their IGOTD hardware in plain view, for all the family to admire.