2-year-old kills his mom at a Walmart — with her own gun

A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at a northern Idaho Walmart and her concealed gun fired…

Veronica Rutledge, 29, was shopping with her son and three other children, Kootenai County sheriff’s spokesman Stu Miller said. Rutledge was from Blackfoot in southeastern Idaho, and her family had come to the area to visit relatives.

She had a concealed weapons permit. Miller said the young boy was left in a shopping cart, reached into his mother’s purse and grabbed a small-caliber handgun, which discharged one time…

There do not appear to be reliable national statistics about the number of accidental fatalities involving children handling guns.

If there were, the NRA would start a national campaign to outlaw publication of those statistics.

Idaho lawmakers passed legislation earlier this year allowing concealed weapons on the state’s public college and university campuses.

Being able to kill someone is much more important than being able to learn. Unless there is a special season on college campuses that handgun hunters like me don’t know about.

5 thoughts on “2-year-old kills his mom at a Walmart — with her own gun

  1. keaneo says:

    A round in the chamber or ready for the hammer in a revolver, safety not on – paranoia makes you more likely to die. And your kid grows up to learn he killed his mom.

    Life in NRA-land.

  2. moss says:

    Long ago, in another universe where total shitheads didn’t win all the elections in the part of mid-America that’s under the sheets with the Confederacy – this would have prompted editorials and articles from the NRA on gun safety and training. Now, that they’re a wholly-owned subsidiary of gun manufacturers – nothing, nada.

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