“How many more?” indeed.
I got my answer sooner than I expected. Another gun for safety’s sake:
Orange County (Texas–ed.) Chief Deputy Sheriff Clint Hodgkinson said Tuesday that 19-year-old Melissa Ringhardt was babysitting a 5-year-old and 6-month-old in a home in Vidor, about 90 miles east of Houston. Authorities say Ringhardt brought a handgun with her because she was scared of being home alone.
Ringhardt left the handgun on a table and went into another room to take a nap. When she awoke, she found the 5-year-old boy lying in the living room with a gunshot wound.
The child is dead and sitter is in jail.
And in news for the polite, it’s not a good idea to leave your politeness stick in an unlocked garage.