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Gun Policy News, 24 November 1998

United States

24 November 1998

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — A 5-year-old girl who found a loaded gun under her aunt's sofa shot herself in the face and was listed in extremely critical condition Tuesday. Brittney Williams shot herself in the eye Monday night while the adults in the house were asleep. The bullet went all the way through her skull. The girl's aunt, Sylvia Tankerson, said Brittney may have thought the gun was a water pistol she had been playing with earlier. Ms. Tankerson said she doesn't own a... (

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