14-Year-Old Boy Was Shot Dead By School Friend While Playing With Loaded Gun He Thought Was Empty

Date May 31, 2018

It’s no secret to anyone that Americans own a lot of guns. In fact, despite making up only 5% of the world population, the country owns about half of guns worldwide.

Many Americans own one weapon, but the majority of them have more than one gun. On average, an American gun owner owns three guns. And unfortunately, safety measures are often not often followed, which results in fatalities.

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A tragic accident took place in Moss Bluff, Louisiana. 14-year-old Warren Wimberly was at his friend’s house at a sleep over. Another boy found a gun at home and pointed it at Warren without realizing that it was loaded.

As he discharged the gun, he shot his friend in the chest. Sadly, Wimberly died following this accidental shooting.

The chief deputy of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, Stitch Guilarry, hopes that this case will urge parents to sit their children down and have a long conversation with them about gun safety.

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How do you keep kids safe when you have guns at home?

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First of all, it’s important to keep guns locked and out of reach. It’s better to keep them in a secure gun case or a safe.

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Guns should never be left out and unattended. If they don’t have locks, there might be a need to buy them to avoid accidents at home.

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