posted on May, 7 2014 @ 04:40 PM
This numbnuts broke just about every rule of gun safety. I can't even fathom what the parents must be going through right now.
As a rabid defender of the 2A, I do have one area that I would consider it good practice to "infringe" it, if that's even the right word. I think
anyone who buys a handgun for the first time should be required to take a class that covers basic SAFETY and proficiency, and minimal cost to them.
It should not become a means of denying someone their right, however. Impart the info, make sure they understand it, record them having taken it and
make it a requirement to show a course completion certificate (a permit of sorts) for future purchases. That's it.
This is not in fact 1776, and contrary to that time period, most people in this country do NOT have experience with firearms and the safety protocols
associated. Yet these people can buy guns with no knowledge of how to use them properly. I think that one thing would go a long way toward
preventing many tragedies like this from happening. Not all, of course, but it certainly can't hurt.