A three-year-old boy has died after a gun under his grandmother's pillow apparently went off as they slept.
The bullet struck the toddler in the chest at his grandmother's home in New Orleans authorities said.
The boy's grandmother has been arrested on charges of negligent homicide, second-degree cruelty to a juvenile and child desertion.
Makes a mockery of the guns for self-defence justification as yet another death attributed to a gun law that allows people to keep such dangerous weapons in their homes.
Beyond me why you would want a weapon designed and built to kill in your home and bewildering to think that anyone would keep it in the bed.
It isn't even an isolated incident, we keep hearing of accidental deaths where children grab guns that adults have left within their grasp, the mother accidentally shot and killed by her child in a supermarket after he took her gun from her purse and another who killed his mother after finding her gun in the family car.
Madness but it appears many people in America feel it is a price worth paying to uphold the sainted second amendment and if the violent gun death of 23 children in a school isn't enough to shake things up to change the law then the occasional accidental death of a toddler will be tolerated.
While it may be the fault of the parents and grandparents for not keeping their guns out of the reach of small hands, it is the fault of the manic American gun laws that let's them have them around them in the first place.
If Obama is after a legacy, there are worse things he could do then sort out the chilling relationship of American's with their firearms.