Drunk gun cleaning kills six-year-old

Girl accidentally killed by father:

First off I want to ask what is up with Snohomish County in Washington state? It’s been fatured one way or another in every single one of my crime blogs.

Ok, on to business…

42-year-old Richard Peters of Marysville, Washington accidentally shot and killed 6-year-iold daughter. Of course he did it while cleaning his gun which is when just about all shooting accidents happen. Oh, and let’s throw ‘he was drinking heavily’ into the mix.

Peters told police he had asked his daughter to bring his Colt .45-caliber pistol from his room. He said he had unloaded the magazine but for some reason the gun fired.

Police said Richard Peters told an investigator he “must have” pulled the trigger. He told a detective he had been drinking “double vodkas” while he and his wife cleaned the guns.

Just because it’s called the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms does not mean you have to use them all at the same time.

You should never have your kids hand you a loaded gun let alone while you’re blind stinking drunk.