"If the 7 year old had a gun to defend himself with - this never would of happened." -Republicans
If only they had taken the free Eddie Eagle safety course in school.
The NRA would say the answer is to keep more good guys with guns around bath tubs.
Unfortunately, this is much more likely than the weapon being used to actually defend the home.
5-year-old accidentally shoots brother, 7, with rifle
An east Houston boy is expected to recover after his younger brother shot him inside their home, Houston police said.
The boy, 7, was shot with a .22 rifle about 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the family's home along Lyons and Sam Wilson. He was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Police at the scene said the boy's wounds did not appear to be life-threatening.
HPD officials said the 7-year-old and his brother were in the bathtub when their mother stepped away for a moment. The younger boy then got out of the tub and found the rifle — an old and rusty bolt-action .22.
The younger boy was apparently playing with the rifle when it fired, striking his brother in the lower back area, police said.
Their father returned home after the shooting and is being questioned. Depending on the investigation, both parents may face charges for leaving the rifle unsecured, police said.
They just returned from the "Kids and Guns" exhibit at the NRA convention and were excited to get home and practice what they had learned . . .
Years from now they'll look back on this and have a good laugh.
Home is safer without gun than with a gun.
He was just exercising his 2nd amendment right by being a part of a well regulated militia.