You can't call Amina Bowman lucky, but of the three Western Washington children to be shot within the last month, she's the only one who survived.

Jenna Carlile, the 7-year-old daughter of a Marysville police officer died last Saturday when a sibling shot her with their father's gun.

And early Wednesday morning, 3-year-old Julio Segura-McIntosh shot and killed himself with a loaded and unattended gun.

Federal Way mother Heather Jiggets can't believe what's been happening. Her 14-year-old son Terry Hayes Junior was shot and killed by his 13-year-old cousin in 2006 in Virginia.

Ever since, his mother has talked to anyone who will listen about the need for gun owners to lock up their guns around kids.

Anything can happen in an instant, in an instant ... it just boggles my mind, she said.

There is no state law that specifically requires gun owners to keep weapons out of the reach of children. But Washington State Senator Adam Kline says the recent shootings show that sort of law is needed.

You can't legislate intelligence... and you can't unlegislate stupidity, said Kris Kindshuh, who owns Bullseye Shooter Supply in Tacoma.

He encourages gun owners to use gun safes and every gun he sells comes with a lock. But he says more education, rather than new laws, will prevent accidental shootings.

Firearm training, firearm instruction, hunter education all mandatory before they graduate from high school would cut down on all of this, he said.

Tacoma police are still looking into Wednesday morning's shooting. The prosecutor's office will decide if anyone will be charged.

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