Arizona Home ‘So Full of Guns, It’s a Miracle This 3-Year-Old Boy Only Now Shot Himself’
Police have found two dozen firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition in an Arizona home where a 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in March.
According to reports, the boy reportedly found a .32-caliber semi-automatic pistol in an ankle holster on a kitchen counter and pulled the gun’s trigger, which police say “could easily be pulled by almost anyone.” The boy shot himself in the stomach and required surgery but survived.
When detectives search the home of Sharina and Don Marion, they found more than 20 unsecured firearms throughout the house, including rifles, shotguns, and a Colt .45 handgun.
Police say that family owns a gun safe but one of their kids said the safe is kept unlocked because his father doesn’t remember the combination. Sharina told detectives she didn’t know of any unsecured guns in the home.
Police say most of the guns were not loaded but some had rounds in the chamber and others had rounds in magazines.
The Marions have four young children, aged 3, 7, 9, and 10.
The couple told police that they teach their children gun safety and only allow the children to use the firearms under parental supervision. The 3-year-old had reportedly fired the gun the day before at a “church shoot” with his parents. The other children reportedly participated as well.
The child remains in their custody and neither parent has been charged with any crime. The family has reportedly retained attorney Jeffrey Thorpe who said he has not seen the sheriff’s report but would represent the family if they are criminally charged in the incident.