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May 11, 2013 7:11 PM

Grandfather Of Slain Ky. Toddler Talks About Loss

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) - The grandparents of a Kentucky toddler who was accidentally shot by her 5-year-old brother say they don't believe young children should have access to guns.

Mark Robinson, of Cambridge, tells the Star Democrat of Easton (http://bit.ly/12ldqaL ) that parents should buy their children fishing poles instead of guns.

The April 30 shooting occurred when Kristian Sparks accidentally fired a rifle he was playing with as his mother stepped onto the front porch. His sister, 2-year-old Caroline, was fatally shot in the chest.

The rifle was made by a company that sells guns specifically for children.

Robinson says the boy shouldn't have had the gun and that children that age are too young to appreciate the danger. He says no one was aware that there was a bullet still in the chamber.

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Information from: The Star Democrat of Easton, Md., http://www.stardem.com

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