Originally Posted by Mr.Cricket
Who in the right mind would give 5 year old a rifle as a gift?
I was thinking the same damn thing, RIP to that poor little girl and what emotional and/or physical impact will that leave on he brother?
Unfortunately kids will be kids, that is why as adults and as parents, we bear the responsbility, this could have been completely avoidable.
It's like we don't leave medicine lying around in easy reach of children (safety cap or not, you just don't do it), but they deemed it acceptable to have the gun just in the corner?
The issue of banning guns is irrelevant, the real issue is the parenting, or lack of it.