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5 year old boy shoots 4 year old boy on Maryland playground

The headline:  Child Shoots Another Child on Playground in Hillcrest Heights

The link: http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/maryland/child-shoots-another-child-on-playground-in-hillcrest-heights-063011

The summary:  The parents of a 5 year old Maryland boy are being questioned after he brought a gun to a local playground and shot another 4 year old boy in the chest.  The boy’s gunshot wounds are not considered life threatening.

The reaction:  I can’t believe how many stories I continue to read about children getting a hold of handguns.  I mean how difficult is it really to put a gun in a safe or at least put the damn thing on a high shelf where a kid can’t get a hold of it?

Can we hold parents accountable for something stronger than just negligence and give them more than just a slap on the wrist?

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