In my life I have spent a fair amount of time around firearms of one type or another. I have learned how to safely handle them from a fairly young age, and won my first shooting trophy when I was nine. I still own several. I have hunted deer and done various kinds of target shooting. I am not a “gun nut” in that I have fetishized my firearms the way so many American men have. I do not feel the need to carry everywhere, and I would never, ever call one of my firearms a “toy”. I think I have a healthy amount of fear and respect for firearms in general. And that is why when I see stories like this I am just astounded. And angry.