Parents Encouraged Daughter to Put Handgun in Mouth

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Two reckless adults were recorded on camera encouraging their daughter to say “pow” as they watched the 1-year-old girl put the gun in her mouth. The police later found the video on a cell phone. When questioned, the mother claimed that it was a BB gun. According to investigators, it was actually a .40-caliber handgun. It is not known whether or not if the gun had ammunition in the chamber, though, they say the magazine seemed to have been removed.

“An Indiana couple faces charges after investigators say they found cellphone videos showing the woman’s 12-month-old daughter putting a handgun in her mouth.

Evansville police discovered the videos after a 19-year-old man was arrested for trying to sell a handgun to an undercover officer.

Both adults face charges including child neglect and recklessness with a deadly weapon.”