“She Ran to Me Holding Her Face…”

Sigh. Unsecured gun plus visit from mischievous toddlers equals [drumroll please]… Headline: 6-year-old shoots 4-year-old with great-grandmother’s gun.

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – A four-year-old was taken to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in non-critical condition after a 6-year-old shot her Sunday night, according to Memphis Police Department…. “She ran to me holding her face. I was telling her not to cry,” said [Grandma] Boyland.

And while “non-critical condition” tempts us to breathe a sigh of relief, let it be known that the kid was shot … in … the … face. Grazing wound, sure. But two inches over and we’re burying another person with fewer years on this earth than my newest pair of shoes. So, here’s the question: