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The real problem is the parents clearly did not practice gun safety, not an evil gun
Originally posted by Cabin
reply to post by seeker1963
You lose your driver´s licences after being caught under influence while driving. In many states you are still able to own a gun...
For getting a car, you need all kinds of schoolings and paperwork. For getting a gun, in many states, you need nothing but going to the store.
Drivers licences is pretty well regulated, guns are not. I
Car and Gun are too different to compare. Car is rarely used for killing, its main purpose is to drive. The only purpose of a gun is killing somebody, if needed (self-defense or other reasons, harming somebody), hitting the target, if needed. It does not serve any other practical use, than to harm somebody or shoot something.
If somebody steals your car, it is highly unlikely they will use it to roll over somebody. When somebody steals your gun, it is likely that at some point it will be used to harm somebody else.
Originally posted by andy06shake
People should be atleast 16 years of age before they are alloyed to own or use any firearm, stands to reason!
Originally posted by nake13
The anti gun lobby in your country must be rubbing their hands with glee,however,in this case it must be seen as serious parental negligence,that poor little girl may she be at peace.
You (plural) are politicizing and polarizing as much if not more so than the anti-gun advocates.
This poor girls death shouldn't be a platform for either side of the debate.
The boy had received the rifle as a gift. It was usually kept in a corner of the house, and no one realized a shell had been left inside.