I’m all for responsible gun ownership, and the creep who owned the gun certainly didn’t bother securing it—but since he owned it illegally, I’m not too surprised.
Responsible parenting is what would have made the biggest difference in those kids’ lives. Say, Momma not hanging out with convicted felons? Oh, what a concept! How limiting! How about Momma taking responsibility for ASKING about guns in the home? Or having given her kids more education than “don’t touch guns”?
Edit: Wow. I sent essentially the same text as this post to the AJC as a letter to the editor. I just got a call asking me to expand that to 400 words to serve as a counterpoint to an editorial they’re running on the topic. By 3 pm today.