Terrible tragedy and very preventable.
2 year olds are naturally curious and the weapon should have been secured a bit better
in the united states the age of adulthood is 18. so by limiting all gun ownership to 21 you're depriving adults of fundamental civil rights. in addition in rural areas (of which we have some contigious rural/wilderness areas in our country larger then the entire landmass of your country) children often need to hunt or carry firearms to protect livestock or agricultural crops.
and operating a firearm is much simpler then a car, and requires far less skill. so why should the test be harder?
I feel like you're ok with a 2 year old handling a loaded firearm as long as the gun has a manual safety.
The presence or absence of a manual safety isn't the issue. The gun being left where the 2 year old could get to it is the issue. No training class can make sure you never leave your gun in a bag and step away.
Personally there is no gun I would rather carry. I carried one on 2 combat deployments and it is my personal carry weapon. They are also the choice of tons of police and military units as well as competition shooters. They have done tortute tests that most other guns wouldn't have stood a chance in. The Glock pretty much changed the handgun world.
What is it about them you hate.
Do you think we own cars because we want to live on a race track? Do you think we own computers because we want to live in The Matrix? Do you think we invest money because we want to own banks?Dispelling the myth of 'The Wild West' - Minneapolis gun rights | Examiner.com
In his book, Frontier Violence: Another Look, author W. Eugene Hollon, provides us with these astonishing facts:
- In Abilene, Ellsworth, Wichita, Dodge City, and Caldwell, for the years from 1870 to 1885, there were only 45 total homicides. This equates to a rate of approximately 1 murder per 100,000 residents per year.
- In Abilene, supposedly one of the wildest of the cow towns, not a single person was killed in 1869 or 1870.
Zooming forward over a century to 2007, a quick look at Uniform Crime Report statistics shows us the following regarding the aforementioned gun control “paradise” cities of the east:
- DC – 183 Murders (31 per 100,000 residents)
- New York – 494 Murders (6 per 100,000 residents)
- Baltimore – 281 Murders (45 per 100,000 residents)
- Newark – 104 Murders (37 per 100,000 residents)
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