The 17-month-old daughter of a North Carolina parenting columnist is expected to recover after her 3-year-old brother shot her with his father’s gun.
Cleveland County Sheriff’s Capt. Joel Shores said that 911 dispatchers received reports that a child had suffered a gunshot wound at around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, according to the Gaston Gazette.
Justin Carper, who is a youth church leader and writes an unpaid parenting column for the Shelby Star, said that he never imagined that his son could have climbed on a stool and and then taken the gun from a “secret compartment” on top of his dresser.
The good news is that it sounds like the kid is going to live. Of course, this shithead is treating an act caused by his abject stupidity and irresponsibility as still more evidence that Baby Jesus smiles on us all:
Carper called it a “miracle” when the girl was able to use the injured arm to feed herself in the hospital later that night.
“It went through the top of her shoulder,” he explained to the Gaston Gazette. “She was feeding herself using that shoulder, using that arm. The bullet went straight through. You wouldn’t even know. Doctor after doctor have told us that there’s nowhere else the bullet could have gone that would have ended up with this story.”
If you want me to believe in miracles, let me know when thick-headed God botherers like Justin Carper lock up their fucking guns. When that day comes, I’ll be happy to treat a newfound Christian love of gun safety as a clear sign of divine intercession, declare myself born again, and undergo the sacred rite of full immersion baptism. But I’m not holding my breath waiting for that glorious day, because as this case clearly shows, God might be able to keep a 3 year-old from blowing his baby sister’s brains out, but He can’t get an idiot like Reverend Carper to buy a gun safe or a trigger lock.