People over estimate the potential effectiveness of stricter gun laws.
For example, marijuana is illegal (in most states in the USA) yet people still smoke it. Secondly, studies prove that stricter gun laws do not effect crime rate, just like more police on the streets doesn't lower crime rate. I'm a graduate student for criminal justice so I study these things a lot. So to make a long story short, even if guns were illegal, people could still get their hands on them if they wanted to and stricter gun laws really wouldn't make a difference.
What needs to happen is for the parents to properly educate their children on gun safety. It is the curious, uneducated child who is more likely to take a gun and hurt themselves or another.
But nothing I wrote here would really solve the problem posted in this blog which I am going to assume is true after reading the comments. This is an unfortunate accident, yes, but we cannot let our emotions run a muck so to speak, and make us desire for guns to be illegal for everyone. For example, out of all the cases solved in court over the past 50 or so years, I think around 600 cases have been overturned due to DNA evidence. (These exact numbers of 50 years and 600 cases may be off but it is around there.) Looking at those numbers you would think the USA's justice system is flawed but what I left out was how many cases were settled in court during this time period. I believe the number was 400 million. So just a few hundred out of 400 million? Doesn't seem so flawed now.
My point is that we can't take one factor, one story and use that to form a judgement. We have to sit back and think about the issue for a while before we pass judgement. Far too many people do that these days, just like the couple from this blog post.
[Edited by Darkish, 11/23/2012 9:27:45 AM]