Safe Environment Newsletter

Caregivers play vital role in protecting kids from guns

By Jane Sutter
Nicholas Naumkin was a 12-year-old middle schooler who loved acting, drawing andcomputer animation. But just a few days before Christmas 2010, the Saratoga County youth was accidentally shot in the eye by a classmate in the kitchen of the classmate’s home. Nicholas died the next day.
The classmate had taken the pistol out of his dad’s dresser drawer to play with it, according to the Times Union newspaper in Albany.