So are knives. And belt sanders, band saws, and soldering irons.Originally Posted by Napalmbrain
So are baseball bats and matches.If they get in the wrong hands, they're potentially lethal.
Who's at fault here? The guns, the kids, or the parents?Yesterday I read about two kids in Birmingham who discovered a gun lying about outside their house, and decided to shoot out their car window. Fortunately no one was hurt, but it exemplifies everything that's wrong with having them around.
The kids "decided" to shoot out the car window.
What if the story read this way: "Two kids in Birmingham who discovered a rock lying about outside their house, and decided to throw it through their car window." OMG more rock-control laws! We can't leave them just lying around! Think of the poor, defenseless children who can't control their impulses!
The gun should've been stored in a safe place, and the kids should've been raised to respect guns and not be stupid jackasses. There were lots of mistakes here by various people, but it's not the gun's fault.