A Pennsylvania-based family business is under assault from the left following a tragedy that never should have been allowed to happen.
A 5-year-old Kentucky boy was playing with a rifle he had been given last year in his home as his mother cleaned the kitchen. When she stepped outside to dump grease from a frying pan, the firearm the boy was playing with went off, fatally striking his 2-year-old sister in the chest.
According to a report from The Associated Press, the small rifle — which is manufactured by Keystone Sporting Arms, LLC specifically for smaller-statured and beginner marksmen — was kept in the corner of the family’s rural mobile home. They were allegedly unaware that the rifle was still loaded.
An investigation is underway about the events that led up to the rifle being left lying around, loaded within the reach of two small children — and duly so. Unfortunately, the national media reaction to the tragic event hasn’t covered the investigation, which could reveal the possibility of negligence or mistake or stupidity that might have contributed to the sad result. Instead, pundits have rushed to indict Keystone as a company that profits from child murder, because it produces small, single shot .22 caliber rifles.