5-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shoots 9-Month-Old Brother Posted: Mon 9:24 PM, Jan 19, 2015 By: KCTV/Melissa Brunner Authorities told CBS affiliate KCTV-5 that the infant was in a playpen when the older child found a loaded .22-caliber magnum revolver lying around a bed. Authorities say the weapon did not belong to the mother, but to another relative. Not again. The right to bear arms does not give people the right to be completely irresponsible idiots, leaving loaded firearms in children's reach. One child dead; his brother scarred for life. edit: More info from Fox 4 Kansas City: 9-month-old dies after being shot in the head by 5-year-old brother in NW Mo. POSTED 4:25 PM, JANUARY 19, 2015, BY MOLLY BALKENBUSH, KASEY BABBITT AND SHANNON O'BRIEN, UPDATED AT 09:21PM, JANUARY 19, 2015 The prosecutor will assemble a child fatality review board, made up of law enforcement, children’s services and hospital personnel to help him determine of charges will be filed against the parents in this case. The article above includes information on how the parents could have easily secured the gun, rather than leaving it at the head of their bed. Professional firearms consultant Don Pind explained: “But the parents need to keep them away from it; lock them up, whether it be in a gun sock… padlocks are available free from the police and sheriffs’ offices.” Apparently the mother first told responders her child had been hit in the head with a paintball gun, rather than admitting it was a .22 caliber magnum revolver. The Fox4 article says nothing about the gun belonging to a relative. The mother was alone in the house with her four children, ages 9 mos. - 5 years, at the time of the shooting. Yes, it's a horrible, horrible tragedy for the family, but if charges aren't filed against the parents, will people ever wake up and secure their guns responsibly around children? eta: Apologies to Tricia and the mods, if this article is not appropriate after the recent discussion of the 2-year-old shooter in Idaho was closed. Please delete/close if necessary.