"Home-schooled," you know what that means, right? Parents who do that are convinced they can do a better job with their kids than the local government-run schools.They even sent this boy to the hunter's safety course. It's probably safe to assume that long before that they taught him basic gun safety themselves.A clearer picture was beginning to emerge Friday into how a 12-year-old girl was shot and killed at her Willards home.Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis said the 13-year-old boy, who accidentally shot her Thursday, was moving items from the floor of his bedroom to clean."He went to move the gun to a location where he could clean his bedroom floor," Mike Lewis said. "While moving that gun, his sister actually said something to him and he turned to answer her and, when he did, he accidentally discharged the firearm."The .22-caliber rifle belonged to the boy, who used it to go hunting and who had completed a hunter's safety course. The brother and sister were reportedly home-schooled.
Yet, he killed his sister in a moment of unforgivable gun negligence. In my opinion, the parents share in that responsibility. This is more than a "tragic accident." This is gross negligence, not only on the part of the 13-year-old who took the fatal action, but on the part of his parents.
These are people who cannot be trusted with guns. Do we need any more proof that what happened?
The gun-rights fanatics keep telling us we cannot punish people for things they haven't done yet. But they also say we cannot punish people like this who are responsible for death.
The bias of the pro-gun folks is blatant and nonsensical.
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