Here we go again: 5-year-old killed, woman wounded when assault rifle "went off"

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I refuse to refer to incidents like this as "accidental." It's negligence at best:

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A 5-year-old girl has been killed and a woman wounded in Grants Pass after an assault rifle went off and shot them in an upstairs room of an apartment, police said.

A 30-year-old transient was charged with manslaughter, assault and illegal possession of a machine gun, and it's being called "reckless, not intentional."

The man was visiting the apartment, and the rifle "went off," striking the little girl in the head. The woman was shot in the torso and is in the hospital in stable condition.

According to TPM:

[The transient] fired an assault rifle from a downstairs room of the apartment, while the victims were upstairs in the same apartment. A neighbor, Pia D'Ambrosio, told the Daily Courier that Meyer told police the gun "fell down and went off."

Why was he there, why did he have a "machine gun," and why was it able to just "go off"?

So here we are again:

Negligence.

Assault rifle.

Death.

#protectingthefamily

#butwegrewuparoundguns

#responsible

#youdontunderstand

#AmericanTradition

#selfprotection

#JustATool

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