Handguns and kids don’t mix
When will the senselessness end when it comes to children and handguns?
This week 10-year-old Cameron Roberts was shot by his 13-year-old brother in their
Cameron is dead and his brother is being held in juvenile hall until police can sort out whether this was a tragic accident or something more sinister.
Whatever the findings, the fact remains that children and handguns are a lethal combination.
To be sure, citizens have the right to bear arms in this country, but with that come responsibility; especially if there are minors in a household.
At this point, authorities don’t know who owns the handgun that snuffed out the life of a 10-year-old. At the end of the day, whoever it belongs to needs to be charged with a crime.
Children are curious by nature.
Unfortunately in all too many urban neighborhoods guns are a way of life.
Not a week goes by in Greater Cleveland that someone winds up in county morgue due to a fatal shooting. This week the occupant of the morgue is Cameron Roberts.
Last week we witnessed the shooting rampage in Chardon that claimed three young lives.
And these tragedies will continue until responsible adults owning firearms keep them out of the reach of children.
It’s a sad commentary on society.