Mother of slain Puyallup teen calls for changes to gun laws

Staff writerFebruary 12, 2014 

The apparent accidental shooting of a Puyallup teenager has the boy's family calling for ways to punish gun owners who don't secure their weapons around children.

KING 5 News reports that the mother of Eddie Holmes, who was shot by a friend while the boys were reportedly playing with a loaded shotgun, wants the gun owner to face criminal charges.

Sandra Aponte Holmes told KING 5's Drew Mikkelsen that state law should require gun owners to secure their weapons.

Some lawmakers in the past have introduced legislation that would require the safe storage of firearms, but the bills didn't move forward.

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