4 year old accidentally shoots himself, father arrested

A 4-year-old boy in Georgia who goes by the name Justin Foss Jr. found a gun hidden inside his house and shot himself in the head with it, according to a newly released report. He was pronounced dead Saturday morning after the shooting at his Augusta residence, Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose Sr. said.

Following which the boy’s father, Justin Foss Sr., 27, was arrested on Saturday on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to jail records. Justin’s parents stated an officer that their son “found one of their guns under the couch which was loaded where they hid it and shot himself in the head

Data compiled by The Associated Press and the USA TODAY Network in 2016 found that a child was shot to death every other day somewhere in the United States, on average. , The research shows. Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi all ranked in the top 10 states with the highest per capita rates of accidental shootings.

In most cases of children killing themselves with guns, “it’s clear from the facts that they were preventable, and that just makes them even more tragic,” Lindsay Nichols, federal policy director at the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said Monday.

To buy a gun in USA you do not need any permit, you do not need a gun license, and once you buy it you do not need to register it. Indeed, each time US gun laws come into question in the wake of a mass shooting or killing spree, weapons enthusiasts insist that the constitution is not to be touched