Two little kids getting accidently getting shot is tragic
No it isn't. Its completely avoidable.
I'm not 'dissing' a nation. I'm flabbergasted that the people
of a nation see arming children
as acceptable, even desirable.
I'm flabbergasted that you would consider a five year old with a shot gun as being 'armed'. This kids family had likely been using guns to hunt for generations.
I don't let my seven year old use a powersaw without complete supervision from myself,
I wouldn't let my seven year old use a power saw.
If you think that my view is the abberant one, then, sorry. That's your problem. But I assure you that selling firearms to children is utterly fUcked.
Your view is not a rational one. How many kids do you think die in this country because they got a hold of their parents meds, or even their own meds. How many die from other senseless accidents.
You're the one who's obscuring 'our' problem.
Our problem is not families that use guns to shoot squirrels or deer or protect themselves from grizzlies. Our problem is people securing hand guns, automatics, sawed off shot guns etc etc to protect themselves from, or do harm to other people.
Sure the more guns there are the more accidental shootings there will be. Duh.
I don't think the 5 year old shot his sister out of some kind of vigilante self-defense. Nor do I think this isolated case is the one to hinge responsible gun regulation on.
But you go ahead and ignore the facts because a child died needlessly. You might want to spend more of your indigence to fix up problems right there at home. Go surf - I'm sure no child has ever needlessly drowned in NZ.
A UNICEF report on child maltreatment deaths, from 1994 to 1998, placed New Zealand near the bottom for deaths in the OECD, at number 24 out of 27 countries . The mortality rate for New Zealand was 1.2 deaths per 100,000 children under the age of 15 years, compared to the OECD median of 0.6 deaths per 100,000 children.