And now more information has come out about this shooting. It turns out that there was an argument over firewood. The boy did not want to carry firewood into the house so he shot his mother? To make things worse, the boys father gave him guns which were stored in his bedroom. How irresponsible is that? It's more than boys will be boys and boys will hunt. According to several people who commented in the story, the boy was known for anger and discipline problems as well. Come on. This is just plain irresponsible and stupid, not to mention tragic.
The plain truth is that shooting incidents involving kids happen often in our country. It is usually the child who is shot by a family member or friend. You don't often read a story about a 10 year old shooting a parent. That is news. That is not an agenda. It should be a wake-up call. And what was the comment at the end of the first linked story? The county prosecutor: "