16 June 2009

Leaving Things Lying Around For Kids To Get Their Hands On

The Meigs County, Ohio Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 19-month-old child, who was killed by a van that adults left lying around, unsecure.

The tragedy happened nearAlbany, in southeast Ohio. A 3-year-old child, apparently a sibling, was pretending to drive a van that rolled over the child, who died Monday evening, said Sheriff Robert Beegle. Deputies plan to talk later today with the parents, who I have come to the opinion were negligent in making sure their van could not be accessed by unauthorized individuals, let alone a toddler.
Now . . .

Seem a bit over the top? That's the rhetoric that comes from the other side. Its serious. Child deaths are serious. But this was an accident.

But following the playbook of the anti gun whiners, it is only a matter of time before some class action attorney whips up a furor against the maker of the van, arguing that it isn't equipped with child safety features.

Forgive me for using this tragedy to make a point. But I hope the point was made . . .

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