There are people that love children and people that love guns.
Some people love both, and will admit as much even in the throes of tragedy.
A 3-year-old Michigan boy, Damon Holbrook, died from a gunshot wound Sunday after finding a loaded gun in a bedroom closet.
Family friend Joshua Michael Greenhill, who lived with the Holbrooks, is charged with Careless Discharge of a Firearm, punishable by up to two years in prison. Police said more serious charges are likely forthcoming. The Detroit News reports Greenhill was released on a $1,000 bond.
A man believed to be Damon’s father, Brian Holbrook, posted a message on Facebook Monday affirming his belief in the right to bear arms.
“I will still support the Second Amendment,” wrote Holbrook. “All I ask is that everyone please, please safety first lock it up and put it out of reach of anyone that has no business being around a gun especially kids.”
“Gun safety people! My boy would still be here if it was put away like it should have been.”
In a perfect world, we probably wouldn’t want or need guns. In an imperfect world, we hope people learn from tragedy.
Here are a few more stories I found on the web this afternoon: