An Arizona woman died on Tuesday (Oct. 1) after her boyfriend's gun discharged during a hug, according to CBS5AZ.com. The woman is identified as 24-year-old Amanda Mosley. She complained the weapon was uncomfortable during a hug which prompted her 18-year-old boyfriend to remove the weapon. When he was removing it, it discharged hitting the woman. She later died at a Phoenix hospital.
This recent incident is not an isolated case: Last year in Detroit, a woman was killed after she tried to hug (or dance) with an off-duty police officer when his weapon accidentally discharged. The hand gun was also in his waistband.
Teens and children are responsible for more than half of all unintentional shootings. A mere 10.1% of teens believe gun laws should be eased for both home and public with 18% wanting only the police and military having access to them.
Conversely, 56% of surveyed students feel “1st shooter” video games influence young people to become desensitized to violence.
All individuals (including teenagers) are encouraged to adhere to gun safety measures to avert senseless, accidental occurrences.
The Phoenix Police Department stated the accidental shooting of Mosley will be investigated.
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