Stout, Dallas

Open Carrying of Guns Should Be Banned in California --Support AB 144

By Dr. Dallas M. Stout
CA Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Open Carriers expose their children to the dangerous practice.

--On March 20, 2011, in Baltimore, MD, a 4-year-old boy shot himself in the face and later died from his injuries. Authorities are trying to figure out... how the boy was able to get access to the weapon...

--On February 14, 2011, in Cherokee County, LA, a 2-year-old boy used a stool to retrieve a gun case in the home, opened the case to remove the small caliber semi- automatic gun that had a round chambered and fully loaded magazine, and shot himself in the upper right chest.

--On January 20, 2011, in Pittsburgh, PA, 5-year-old Gavin Thompson climbed onto a chair near his parents' bedroom closet and grabbed his part-time police officer father's duty weapon and accidently shot himself in the head.