This brief and sad article on the TV3 website just caught my eye. It's about the death of an 8 year old boy in the US by accidental shooting at a gun fair. The child was handling an Uzi at the time.
In light of the tragedy, according to the news article, Police are 'looking into whether the boy had parental consent to be handling the weapon, and whether the gun-fair broke the law'.
That's right. Rather than asking what kind of perverse culture allows a child to handle a submachine gun at a public event, Police are asking whether the child had parental permission to hold the gun which killed him.