(Not sure if this thread belongs here or in PI) IMO this was an accident waiting to happen. A 5-year old boy received a gun as a gift for his birthday. He accidentally killed his 2-year old sister with it. http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/01/us/kentucky-accidential-shooting/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 They live in Kentucky. I am not sure how far from a city they live, and how much they need guns for protection. Still, it makes no sense to give guns to children that young. Sadly, this is not the only accidental killing by a child. There have been other cases.