On Sunday morning, the brother loaded a Remington 20-gauge shotgun with a round used for trap shooting, troopers said.
"When they got there they discovered that a 9-year-old had shot a 6-year-old with a shotgun," said Lt. Gib Morrissey.
A little bit of common sense would have gone a long ways. Fortunately the girl will live.
Passing some law about safety locks won't stop incidents like this, and would more than likely put many more people in danger than it would theoretically protect.