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When 5-year-olds are shooting 2-year-olds…

It was such a short mention in Thursday's newspaper ("5-year-old accidentally kills sister with own rifle," May 2) that I thought it deserves more attention. Five-year old boy accidentally kills two-year old sister with own rifle! Then it goes on to say that parents bought the rifle as a present for the boy's 5th birthday recently.

The NRA may have it right about the right to bear arms, and the Constitution doesn't say at what age. And there is no law that will ever protect us from stupidity. However, I'm with President Barack Obama, we should at least continue the conversation and try to get adults to see the bigger picture. Stop arguing who is right and let's do what is right — especially when it comes to protecting children. We should be making better decisions!

Ellen Pinto, Towson

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