Yet another child is dead, and I grieve for the family ("Toddler dies after accidentally shooting himself in head," Tribune, July 18). The news story reports that "somehow" the 2Â½-year-old toddler got hold of the gun.
But we know how he got it. It was left where it could be found. It did not have a trigger lock. It was not in a gun safe. It was loaded.
A curious young one, drawn like a fly to honey, a moth to flame, will find a gun no matter how high the shelf, hidden the shoebox, or heavy the drawer.
How many children have to die before gun owners figure this out?
Salt Lake City