Legislators push to get guns locked up but some worry safety would be compromised

A few days after Liam Mankins was born in September 2016, his father posted a photo on Facebook of  his son wearing oversized sunglasses.

“Future’s so bright gotta wear sunglasses,” a friend commented.

“Yes, yes, it is,” Liam’s father replied. “He’s going to … make something of himself.”

Then, two years later, on Nov. 4, Liam was killed by a shot from an unsecured gun.

The toddler “got control of a loaded handgun” at the family’s Baker City home and “caused the handgun to discharge . . .