Sunday, August 17, 2008

At least this story moved meth labs off the front page for a while

This story boggles the mind:

A 17-year-old Loma Linda boy accidentally shot himself in the hand Wednesday when he mistook a gun for a lighter, police said.

The teen was with three friends examining the small .22-caliber Derringer around 9p.m. when it went off, hitting one of the boy's fingers, said Redlands police spokesman Carl Baker.

People, please use common sense. If something looks like a gun, there's a good possibility that it is a gun. Sheesh.

In this case, the teens found the gun on the street, but this police reminder is still relevant:

Police said they want to remind gun owners to keep weapons safely locked up and away from children or teens. The Redlands Police Department offers free gun locks to gun owners, available at all Redlands police facilities.

For more information, call police at (909) 798-7681.

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