Six-month old Maher, laughs as the child is placed to pose with a machine gun placed by supporters of the Free Syrian Army, inside a house near Idlib, Syria, Feb. 23, 2012. Rodrigo Abd/AP
Permitted gun owner Shane Gazda displays his gun collection as his daughter Savannah looks on at the kitchen table of their home in Clayton, North Carolina, Feb. 2, 2012. Gazda plans for both his son and daughter to take classes and eventually become permitted gun owners. Ann Hermes/Staff
Somali children look at a Transitional Federal Government (TFG) soldier carrying a belt of machine gun ammunition during patrol along the Indian Ocean coastline in Burgabo, south of Kismayu in Somalia, Dec. 14, 2011. Noor Khamis/Reuters
An Afghan boy poses with a toy gun in the village of Sheidai, east of Herat, western Afghanistan, Sept.11, 2010. Raheb Homavandi/Reuters
Harrison Atwood (l.) and Tony Miele (r.) test Trijicon rifle scopes at the Safari Club International Convention in Reno, Nevada, Jan. 29, 2011. Max Whittaker/Reuters
Child soldiers of the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army wait for their commander at a demobilization ceremony at their barracks in Malou, southern Sudan, Feb. 25, 2001. Under an agreement with UN Children's Fund, the SPLA has demobilized 2,500 child soldiers aged between eight and 18. Sayyid Azim/AP
A young attendee tries out a pistol during the National Rifle Association's (NRA) 141st Annual Meetings & Exhibits in St. Louis, Missouri, April 13, 2012. Tom Gannam/Reuters
A gun was handed over to a Libyan boy during a rally in support of the allied air campaigns against the troops of Muammar Qaddafi in Benghazi, eastern Libya, March 23, 2011. Anja Niedringhaus/AP
Denise Quinn (l.), from Whitehouse, watches as Lauren Wolfe, (r.), from Whitehouse, loads her gun during Ladies Night at Cleland's Outdoor World, in Toledo, Ohio, Dec. 7, 2011. Cleland's is a place where many women show up to learn how to handle and shoot guns. While firearms have been more commonly associated with men, an increasing number of women are showing an interest in owning and using guns. Amy E. Voigt/The Blade/AP
An Ultra Orthodox Jewish boy plays with a toy gun during Purim festival in the ultra-Orthodox town of Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel, March 8, 2012. Oded Balilty/AP
Palestinian boys dressed in uniforms of Palestinian security forces and holding plastic toy guns take part during a rally marking 'Nakba' in the West Bank city of Nablus on May 15, 2011. Abed Omar Qusini/Reuters
A child deposits her toy gun in exchange for a different toy as part of a government project to reduce violence in one of the most dangerous areas of the Port of Callao, in Lima, Sept. 22, 2009. Mariana Bazo/Reuters
Memphis Roetter, plays with a toy laser gun near his camp during the Burning Man 'Rites of Passage' arts and music festival in the Black Rock desert of Nevada, September 4, 2011. Jim Urquhart/Reuters
A 12-year-old shooter fired three rounds in the gym at his New Mexico middle school on Wednesday, leaving two students wounded. Investigators say the attack appears to have been premeditated, but they have not yet identified a motive.
A 12-year-old boy who wounded two students when he opened fire with a shotgun at a New Mexico middle school took the firearm from his home, modified it and planned the attack in advance, police said on Wednesday.