If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning, torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day... EB White
While it is not directly the gun store's fault that this accident occurred, the prevalence of guns in our society makes accidents like this much more likely to occur. I find it particularly appalling to see the Rambo style assault rifles that are advertised and sold by stores like Gander Mtn. I understand the marketing of guns and rifles for hunting purposes, but it appears much of of what is being marketed is for "self defense".
With the escalation of gun sales, both over the counter and through the underground market, it is becoming increasingly common that the police are out gunned by the "bad guys", who have higher caliber weapons. The United States weapons race is not limited to our overly ambitious military industrial complex.
Have a gun in your home? Be sure to keep it locked up and away from young hands.