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6 children injured or killed in accidental shootings in Louisville since 2016

"When a baby is shot it is devastating, I know what it feels like, my family knows what it feels like," Luther Brown said.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- There is a deadly trend happening in homes across the country called "family fire"- children injured, or worse, killed by unsecured firearms.

Just yesterday in Louisville, a two-year-old was critically injured in an accidental shooting and is now fighting for his life at Norton's hospital.

"When a baby is shot it is devastating, I know what it feels like, my family knows what it feels like," Luther Brown said.

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Brown's grandson, Andre O'Neil, is one of the victims.

"This type of tragedy should not happen," Brown said.

In 2016, two children under the age of four got their hands on a gun and one of them died.

Last year, three children found guns and accidentally pulled the trigger. One of those cases involved a three-year-old, shooting and killing his 2-year-old brother.

"A child does not have to be shot. A child two-years-old does not have to be shot with a gun, by practicing gun safety," Brown said.

Brown is now a leader of local efforts to stop accidental shootings involving children.

He started Little Hands, Littles Feet- a gun safety program educating adults and children- and has given away hundreds of gun locks to date.

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Brown said, "Gun safety- not gun control, not gun violence- but gun safety."

It's something some lawmakers are preaching at the capital, as well.

Putting it on paper, they want adults to be held accountable when children get access to firearms.

Rep. Jim Wayne, (D) Louisville, said, "The more this issue is debated, the more people are aware of the danger of an unsecured firearm when children are around, so the more conscious they are going to be in securing their firearm."

His hope is even just the discussion will make a difference and the accident yesterday will be the last.

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