This won't be the last one this holiday weekend. But it always happens at Christmas, when the pressures of dissolving families increase -- which is why I believe any separating couple should have their guns put in escrow for a few years:
A father shot dead his two young daughters before apparently turning a gun on himself in Arizona, police said late Wednesday.
The Pima County Sherrif's Department said in a statement that a mother called 911 on Wednesday evening to report "a threatening phone call from her estranged husband" who had their daughters.
Deputies dispatched to his residence and "attempted to talk to a male inside" but shortly after heard a single gunshot, the sheriff's department said.
"Inside, they found the father and two daughters, all with gunshot wounds," according to the statement.