The Dark And Rare Side Of Concealed Carry Permit Holders: 8-Year-Old Gains Access To Gun, Shoots Self In Finger

CLEVELAND, OHIO — The gun that an 8-year-old boy got a hold of –and ultimately shot himself in the finger with– was owned by a concealed carry permit holder.

The boy used a chair to reach a cabinet where the firearm was stored.

But why does this news article make a point to mention that the gun owner also had his concealed carry permit? Probably because it’s rare, and probably because we should be held to a higher standard.

Why did we use the same wording in our title? Because, again, we should be held to a higher standard as legal gun owners and carriers of our permits. This is a shining example of a completely avoidable discharge of a firearm, and it’s inexcusable.

When these things happen anywhere, they are always made examples of. As they should be. Invest in a safe, for **** sake.

There. Is. No. Excuse.

Take the time and care to secure your firearms when around children. The “accidents happen” excuse is not valid here.

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 2.0 holster.
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