When a 10-year-old kills his own mother, it's not an "I told you so" moment. But the death of Deborah McVay is certainly a wake-up call for the sector of America that thinks the right to bear arms should extend to the not old enough to grow pubic hair contingent.
McVay's 10-year-old son was given a 0.22-caliber rifle for Christmas. A week later, he allegedly shot his mother in the head with it. Cops are still trying to determine whether it was an accident or the boy was out to kill his mom in cold blood (he's put in a plea of "denial," which is the family court equivalent to "not guilty"). But let's face facts: Deborah McVay is dead. Her 10-year-old got the gun used in the shooting for Christmas. And now he's accused of pulling the trigger.