No good comes from this story: nine-year-old Freeman boy kills seven-year-old brother with handgun.
Hutchinson County State's Attorney Glenn Roth says the older boy told investigators he and his brother were playing with a handgun Tuesday when he pulled the trigger, thinking the gun was not loaded ["SD Boy Accidentally Shoots and Kills Brother," AP via KELOLand.com, 2014.03.26].
No law, blog post, or culture shift brings that boy back. No effort erases that horrible moment from the older brother's memory.
We can only lock up our guns, hold our little ones close and make sure they understand guns are designed to do harm and should never be carried casually for show or for play.
Strange: power tools are at least as prevalent in homes as pistols, but how often do we hear news stories about kids breaking into the tool cabinet and accidentally sawing each other in half?