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Sirens & Gavels gun safety archive

THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012

Charges filed in boy's shooting death

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A mother who authorities say left her 3-year-old son unrestrained in a car after she placed a pistol under the driver's seat has been charged with manslaughter in the death of the boy, who shot himself in the head while the...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012

The vehicle where a 3-year-old boy fatally shot himself with a gun is seen behind police tape and parked at a gas station early Wednesday, March 14, 2012, in Tacoma, Wash. Police said the boy fatally shot himself with a gun he found in the vehicle after the father put his pistol under the seat and got out to pump gas while the mother went inside the convenience store. It was western Washington's third recent shooting by a child. (AP photo/komonews.com) ((AP photo/komonews.com))

Boy's death 3rd gun accident in 3 weeks 

The vehicle where a 3-year-old boy fatally shot himself with a gun is seen behind police tape and parked at a gas station early Wednesday in Tacoma. (AP photo/komonews.com) By DONNA BLANKINSHIP and DOUG ESSER,Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — A 3-year-old scrambled out of his...

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