Re: 5 year old given rifle as gift, kills 2 year old sister
Well, if we wanted to protect children from things that are killing them in large numbers we would ban children from riding in cars, and then ban cars because for every child who gets shot (usually by gang bangers or adults on rampages), a dozen are run over in the street. Every day about six kids die in auto accidents and about 700 are injured.
Personally I am not csuggesting for guns to be banned, just not letting young children (under about the age of 10) use them. The USA does not allow young children to get driving licences.
Once a child is old enough to understand the permanence of death than that is the time to start giving them access to guns.
Last edited by Miss Chicken; May 4 2013 at 02:07 AM.