Dad Arrested After Toddler Accidentally Shoots Herself
2-year-old found gun under couch: police
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2013 1:45 PM CDT

(Newser) – A 19-year-old North Carolina man is accused of leaving a loaded semiautomatic pistol under a couch, where his daughter found it Saturday; the 2-year-old shot and killed herself. Melvin Andre Clark Jr. was charged with involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, WRAL reports. His daughter, Samarri Tyana Beauford, was playing in Clark's living room when the accident happened.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Dad Arrested After Toddler Accidentally Shoots Herself is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 112 comments
Oct 22, 2013 4:09 AM CDT
There is something wrong with a gun culture that embraces everything about a deadly weapon... except the need to keep them away from people who shouldn't be anywhere near one.
Oct 22, 2013 3:18 AM CDT
Lets take stock: 1. Felon having a gun unlawfully. 2. Idiot had a round in the chamber which means it was ready to fire. The child didn't need to pull back on the slide. (which would stop the vast majority of these, especially with my semi-auto that I can barely pull back the slide) 3. If it was a revolver, he could have left the first chamber empty. 4. Safety must have been off if it was semi-auto. Really stupid. So you have a dumb ass, stupid, felon breaking laws and every safety step in the books and you want all guns banned. Typical Libs, punishing everybody for the idiocy of the few.
Oct 21, 2013 7:52 PM CDT
Where was the good guy with a gun?