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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 12:15 PM

18. How about we reduce the availability of loaded guns where children might get their hands on them?

I've known very young children who were shot by siblings and others. They were accidental, with no malicious intent. Kids find guns, have no clue the harm they can do, and pull the trigger. My question is--why do adults leave loaded guns where kids can get their hands on them? These situations are sad enough just by their nature--trust me, I know--but even sadder is what the youngster who did the shooting has to live with, probably for the rest of their lives. As for the supposedly responsible adults who left the gun out...well, I'm sure there's a lot of guilt they'll deal with, too, if they cared at all about the dead child. I've heard of those who don't give a rip, but that's another story. There are many layers to the cause and effects of the horror of child gun deaths, but in my book, cartoons would be way at the bottom of the list.

Blessings.

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