arma virumque cano (et alia)
"White-Gibson said the child climbed shelves in a closet to get the gun, which was stored in the back of a top shelf. The family kept the handgun for protection, she said." Another tragic demonstrating that hiding and heights are not an effective method of safe storage. You can get a very good pistol vault that will enable you to store a loaded firearm for about fifty bucks. Too easy.
So, we agree on that, but what about the proper response to a gun-owning parent who lets this happen? Also, what about mandating safe storage by law? Surely that would prevent some of these tragedies with minimal expense and inconvenience to the gun owners.