1-Year-Old Killed While Sitting in His Stroller During Playground Cookout

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In yet another horrifying example of why we need tighter gun laws in this country, it has emerged today that a baby was fatally shot at a playground cookout.

This is a truly tragic story…

But we are living in a country where our children can’t live happily without being in fear of being shot.

With the easy accessibility of firearms and the ludicrously slack restrictions, pretty much anyone can get their hands on a gun these days.

And why is that? Because our government seems to think that it’s more important for a person to “have the right to bear arms” than it is to have the right to live safely in their community.

When a country needs a website to keep track of its nearly-daily mass shootings, you know things need to change. The Mass Shooting Tracker is a crowd-sourced database of U.S. mass shootings, with the website defining a “mass shooting” as a single outburst of violence in which 4 or more people are shot.

And it has laid out the horrifying statistics plain and clear in a graph that organizes each shooting and fatality by month and year. The numbers speak for themselves and highlight just how dangerous our country has become.

What kind of world is this?

It’s time for our government to wake up.

Because the number of mass shootings across the U.S. in 2019 outpaced the number of days in the year, according to a gun violence research group.

On average, 100 people in America are killed by guns every day, while a further 100,000 people are shot every year.  

Something needs to change, and fast.

Because, this week, there has been yet another horrifying incident involving guns.

Just days after it emerged that a 9-year-old was shot while playing out with his siblings, it has been reported today that a 1-year-old baby is the latest victim of gun violence.

Samantha Gardner and Davell Gardner Sr. were enjoying a cookout at the park with their family when disaster struck.

In front of Raymond Bush Playground at Madison Street and Marcus Garvey Boulevard in Bedford-Stuyvesant, police sources have said.

Before parking up in front of the family and opening fire.

A twenty-seven-year-old was hit in the ankle, a thirty-six-year-old was struck in the leg, and a thirty-five-year-old was shot in the groin.

He was shot directly in the stomach while strapped in his stroller.

Where it was initially believed that he would recover from his injuries.

He was pronounced dead just after 2:30 a.m, according to sources.

Where he called the gun violence “senseless.”

“This is so painful,” the Mayor said at a news briefing on Monday, before calling for a minute of silence. “It’s not something we can ever look away from.”

The description reads: “The family needs answers and they need it now!! On behalf of Samantha Gardner and Davell Gardner Sr. (Davell Jr’s grandma and dad) I have put this campaign together. The family did not ask me to do this, but however, we can help this family right now…we need all hands on deck. They have a funeral coming up that is going to be the hardest thing they have to deal with. I know from experience every bit of support helps!” If you would like to donate, you can do so here.