4-year-old kills sister, shoots brother

A 4-year old boy found a loaded gun at home and shot his older sister and brother. The girl died. The brother is in critical condition. The parents weren’t home.

“It’s a terrible situation that probably could have been avoided,” [police spokeswoman Cpl. Diane] Richardson said.

Everyone’s initial reaction will be that this was caused by having a gun in the house. True, if the gun hadn’t been in the house, this wouldn’t have happend. Of course, if the 4-year old boy wouldn’t have been in the house, this wouldn’t have happened either. Should there be a ban on 4-year old boys?

What there should be is a ban on stupid parents. But that would leave so many kids without any.