Every week in 2015, a toddler shot either themselves or someone every week in the United States. In some cases, these shootings were fatal. Even though 2016 just ended, reports have confirmed that the same thing has happened in 2016. This means that a toddler has shot someone for the past 104 weeks. Toddler shootings also increased by six percent in 2016.
October 2016 was one of the most deadly months for toddler shootings. Sixteen out of the 39 toddlers who were shot died. One of the most talked about shootings of last year occurred in Arizona. The two-year-old shot his own mother. She survived, but this situation could have been a lot worse. Another incident that frequently made the news occurred in Michigan.
The toddler fired a gun at his infant sister. Fortunately, the little girl survived. People are deeply concerned about the toddler shootings. They are urging gun owners to be more responsible with their weapons. Georgia is one of the states that has lax gun laws.
It is also one of the states that has a high rate of toddler shootings. Minors in the state of Georgia can actually carry firearms with the permission of their parents when they are taking a firearms safety course. They can also apply for hunting licenses.