A society that says it is legal to buy a child a child's model shotgun deserves to be tried for murder ("Boy, 11, Charged in Slaying of Father's Girlfriend," Feb. 22). To say that it is a constitutional right to give a weapon to a child, who is not of voting age, doesn't make sense.
Yes, guns and hunting may be family entertainment for some and good business for the gun manufacturers. A child who has grown up in a hunting family would have formed an idea of what is a live animal versus what is a dead animal. It doesn't take much imagination to change the animal that was hunted to a human being. There are many tragedies involved in this sad story.
CHARLOTTA KLEIN ROSS