Dad Shot Dead by His One-Year-Old Son Who Found His Loaded Gun at Home

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A twenty-five-year-old dad, Dustin Walters, living in Savanah, has been fatally shot dead by his son who found his loaded gun in their home.

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We have a gun violence problem.

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In fact, as per ABC news, there have been 19,718 gun-related deaths over the past year. But, recently, there has been a pattern of juveniles finding and using guns to which they definitely should not have access.

Take Kyle Rittenhouse, for example, who shot 3 men with an AR-15 rifle, killing 2, when he was just seventeen years old last year at the Kenosha riots after the killing of Jacob Blake. Kyle was not at a legal age to carry the weapon, nor was he licensed to do so, and a lot of people began to question why his mom allowed him to handle the rifle.

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Ethan Crumbley, fifteen, the suspect in the Oxford School shooting in Michigan, tragically kill 4 students on November 30.

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He too was of illegal age to be carrying a 9mm Sig Sauer SP2022 semi-automatic handgun, taking the lives of innocent students, and injuring many others.

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But, now, a loaded gun has fallen into the hands of a one-year-old boy who has accidentally shot his dad.

And killed him.

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According to the Daily Mail, the police found Walters after responding to reports of a shooting at their home on December 5.

Dustin Walters was the father to Mars Cameron Walters, and a husband to his wife, Tori.

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The incident was tragic, and not much has been said regarding the type of gun the toddler found.

Nor is it clear as to whether members of the family will face charges after the incident. But, it is clear that more and more guns are not being stored safely by its licensed members within homes in the U.S.

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According to Healthy Children, over a 3rd of homes with children in the United States have guns.

And, roughly 4.6 million households home both children and unlocked loaded guns in them – a dangerously high statistic. It’s advised for those who are licensed to keep firearms in their homes, that they lock their gun away, and separate the ammunition from the gun, in another locked location.

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And the Svannah police chief Roy Minter spoke out in a statement.

“We grieve along with the Walters family,” he said as per Daily Mail.

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And he went on to sympathize with the family’s loss.

“As a parent, I cannot imagine what this family is going through or will continue to go through in the coming years. What we want to make sure now is that parents are aware that although rare, these incidents can happen with tragic results,” he finished.

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Although investigations are still ongoing…

Not much else has been said at this moment in time, other than the fact other family members were in the house when the trigger was tragically pulled.

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We hope that the family can find a way to heal.

We cannot imagine what they’re going through right now.

Rest in peace Dustin Walters. Our hearts go out to the family members right now.

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