Sadly they can be terrible things in any hands.I know the family - perhaps enough said.
I think the difference in this case is that it appears to be a couple of the kids of the household who have come across an illegal firearm somehow and in playing with it one of them has accidentally been killed. A little different - we don't get too many of those, thankfully.
Terrible things in the wrong hands, guns.
Heres hoping you never have to use yours in 'anger'.