Sure but that can happen to anyone anytimeHow will you predict that will happen? If you were the ones making the rules. How will you know said person is irresponsible?
@TripleAce adequate gun safes? Trigger locks? Not keeping them in a home with small children at all?Simple measures.Doesn't happen nearly as often when guns are well secured.
They already know thatThats not what im askingIm asking how do you predict whether someone will follow those rules or notMany dont
@TripleAce Oh, no.. you can't really except to have more pervasive attitudes about gun safety in society. No way to predict.I was speaking of after the fact.
But that’s exactly th problem, people don’t obey the rules like they should... with guns So basically saying to lock it up and this or that...Is not enough because we already have that We already have background checks We already have legal rules in placeThey don’t work...
@TripleAce I agree. I think it's really an attitudinal shift that needs to happen in this country.Look, I come from two families that hunt. I'm not anti-gun particularly. They are very dangerous, and need to be treated as such, with some reverence. And certain types of people should be barred from owning them, insomuch as they will follow the laws. But you're right. The laws do not always work.I am not sure that new laws are necessarily going to be a good fix. I'm open to that discussion though.I just think we have such fervent gun-nuttery going on in this country that we can't really talk about how very dangerous they are, how often they wound the owner or an unintended person (way more often than being used for defense), how responsible ownership works, etc. I want that to be part of the discussion - part of the mindset of every gun owner. Not so much cowboy shoot-em-up nonsense.I am not sure all that would help.But I am heartbroken by stories like this, and school shootings, and guns used in domestic violence.
In America a gun is required to be unloaded with the breach open and a trigger lock as well for transport. The gun must be locked in a separate case from the ammunition. I'm interested in knowing the age of the brother before saying if it was criminally negligent homicide on the parents behalf or if the brother would have killed his sister with a knife if a gun wasn't present because he is a budding sociopath. How did the son get the gun?
@thechesseman The brother was 4. Good to here that the gun laws in America are a bit better than I had previously thought.
Meant "good to HEAR"...
So it was criminally negligent homicide on the parents behalf. A 4 year old should not be able to access a loaded weapon. At 4 you know he didn't load it himself or understand what he was doing.
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I don't believe the look how sad they are defense justifies criminally negligent homicide. I believe the parents should be charged.
I too believe the parents should be charged with criminally negligent homicide.
They should be charged with criminally negligent homicide. Also banning guns does not correlate to child safety. You could save more children's lives by banning pools, but that sounds absurd doesn't it?