This.When you leave things untaught mysterious and forbidden these are the types of things that happen.
Such a sad story. Parenting needs to become a priority again.
I just wish more people would avail themselves of safes. I mean, I know a 1 year old is dead, but seems like my bill would help immeasurably.
So you would not want hunters safety course being provided by local schools as well?Sad, but I think I'll pass on giving government any more power than it already has. Teaching children how to responsibly handle weapons is far more useful. Yes, even at 5. My children knew to never touch guns without me present. Of course I also don't leave rounds in the chamber either. It's a tragedy and the parents will bear the weight of it.
So you would not want hunters safety course being provided by local schools as well?
When my children were in school here in Ripley County they had an option to attend hunters safety courses with parental approval.
I don't see why a gun safety course could not be instituted with the same people who do the hunters safety course, but only dealing with firearms safety.
Why would anyone be against children learning how to safely handle, and given reasons not to handle firearms without an adult supervising?