I’m not sure why it is difficult for some to understand access to firearms should be restricted for minors. I see too many stories where a firearm discharge is associated with a minor child. Firearms should only be handled by a child in the presence of an adult and then only with permission and instruction. I think far too often after an incident we fail to enforce the laws on the books. In many places the parent is held accountable for the actions of the child. I believe after a tragedy the authorities are hesitant to enforce the law feeling a high enough price has already been paid. I’m not sure how to solve the issue, kids are ingenious creatures and can devise methods which would make a cat burglar proud. I just know I hear stories too often of kids with access to firearms and with proper parenting, instructions and deterrent that should be a thing of the past!

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