Three year old shot dead – charges should be brought

22 July 2020 – Columbia, South Carolina:  another child has lost their life in another wholly avoidable gun death.

Three year-old Liam Myers was at the home of a family friend when he was shot; he was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

Police are now saying that he shot himself, and they have impounded the car that took him to the hospital for examination.

For some bizarre reason a woman at the scene then took the lethal weapon and put it under a mattress after the shooting.

No one has been charged:  It seems absolutely obvious that whoever owned this gun failed to keep out safely stored and away from children.

How exactly a little boy gets shot with a 45 Glock is the question we need answered, but whoever owned that gun was responsible for how it was used.


We have two recommended actions:

  1.  Write to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and demand charges are made against whomever allowed the child to gain access to the gun;
  2. We will share an article on social media about having that all-important conversation parents need to have with friends and relatives before their child visits:  ‘Do you keep a gun in the house?’ If I had a child and had asked that question, and got the answer, ‘Oh sure, there’s a loaded Glock we keep where children can reach it easily’ – I’d never visit such a place with or without my children.  Let’s make people less afraid to ask this crucial question.

1  Write to demand the owner is arrested and charged

Please contact Richland County Sheriff’s Department through one of the channels below and give them the following message, personalized to your liking:


I am dismayed that yet another child has lost their life due to negligence of a gun owner.  I am shocked you have not made any charges yet over the death Liam Myer, and ask that whoever is responsible for him finding the gun and shooting himself be charged accordingly.

I am angry that South Carolina laws do not seem to require that guns in a home be locked away from children, but surely there is negligence here.  This issue should be taken seriously.  Charging those responsible will reinforce that message and maybe save another young person’s life.

Phone:  803-576-3000





2.   Share this article:

Here is a good article on how parents should bring up the subject of whether there is a gun in a house their child is going to visit.  Please share it on your social media, explaining why it is important; mention Liam Myers if you wish. 

Once you have made contact and/or shared the article, fill out the three fields below and click the orange banner to report taking action!




Tell S Carolina Ford dealer its bible, flag and gun deal is revolting

21 September, 2019 – South Carolina – a mass shooting at a bar sees 2 murdered, four critically injured and a further four injured.

1 October, 2019 – South Carolina – in a wholly insensitive and tone deaf promotion, a South Carolina Ford dealership is giving away a bible, flag and gun with every car purchased.

According to Autoblog, this Ford dealer in Honea Path launched the promotion Oct. 1 and plans to run it through November as a way to gin up sales.

“October is a weird month in the car business,” general manager Derrick Hughes told the Detroit Free Press. “It’s like the calm-before-the-storm type month.

You’ve got to have something going. October is the slowest and November is the second slowest.”

The dealership, located about 20 miles south of Greenville, has said it’s not trying to make a political statement but is simply appealing to local residents’ religious leanings, patriotism and love of hunting.


Please contact Carolina Ford through one of the channels below and give them the following message, personalized to your liking:


I could not believe it when I learned your dealership is giving away guns, bibles and flags with every Ford.  It’s not even one month since your state had a mass shooting, and your insensitivity to the people of South Carolina and the families and friends of the 47,000 people in the US who were injured or killed by guns in 2018 ALONE is off the charts for being tone deaf.

It is an insult to me as an American that you are equating a weapon with a religious book that says ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill’, and the American flag.  If fewer  people were led to believe there is something ‘patriotic’ or ‘American’ about owning a gun, there would be fewer deaths.  Ford asked a dealership to cancel a similarly irresponsible and dangerous scheme in the past – when there was a shooting at a Ford dealership.  I am outraged they are staying out of this:  their brand is now tarnished by this worship of guns you are feeding:  what are they waiting for – another shooting before they will intervene?  You say your ridiculous scheme is not political; whether or not that’s true, it is certainly in the worst of taste at best, and it could cost lives at worst. Why do it?

You will be morally, ethically responsible for any shootings that occur with weapons you are giving away to make sales.  It’s revolting, and it is hardly American.  I will never buy anything from you, and I will never buy a Ford again.

Once you have made contact, fill out the three fields below and click the orange banner to report taking action!


Suggested tweet:  S Carolina had a mass shooting 21 Sept – yet your SC dealership is giving guns away as prizes to make sales. That’s sick.  You intervened to stop such a promotion after a shooting at a Ford dealership:  do so again now!


Phone:  864 369 7376



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