A Michigan father went on Facebook to post about the right to bear arms hours after his 3-year-old-son accidentally fatally shot himself in the head with a gun.
Brian Holbrook posted on Facebook: “I have nothing wrong with guns, I will still support the Second Amendment.”
The gun that Holbrook’s son, Damon, shot himself with had been left in an unlocked case. The firearm was owned by Joshua Michael Greenhill, 30.
Greenhill had a permit for the gun. He has been charged with careless discharge causing injury or death and is now facing up to two years in prison and a fine of $2,000. He said he put the gun in the closet after he got back from work and that the boy found it and pulled with the trigger within five minutes.
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Holbrook, a plant operator at the University of Michigan, also wrote this on Facebook: “Yesterday I lost my 3-year-old son to a gun accident. We are all hoping to wake up from this nightmare. My baby boy is gone and I will never get to hold him again. I will miss him terribly.”
There are four other children who live in the house.
“All I ask is that everyone please, please safety first ... lock it up and put it out of reach of anyone that has no business being around a gun especially kids,” Holbrook wrote. “Gun safety people! My boy would still be here if it was put away like it should have been. Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes.”