Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Meanwhile, back home....
A 7 year old Houston, Texas boy was shot by his 5 year old brother with a .22 rifle after Mom left the two of them alone in the bathtub for a few minutes.
The parents are being investigated for violations of criminal law. Under Texas law, leaving a gun where a child can get it and use it is a Class A misdemeanor when somebody gets shot because of such negligence. The parents could face a fine of up to $4000, and up to a year in jail.
Which I guess is what the NRA means by "enforcing the laws already on the books."
Of course, anyone stupid enough to leave a loaded gun in the house where children can easily access and use it, is stupid enough not to pay attention to this story and consider their own liability. Or, more importantly, the safety of their children.
But, you know, freedom, 'n' stuff.
Posted by Rmj at 8:53 AM