According to a St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office arrest report, 39-year-old Christopher Fred Cady shot the boy in the chest with the pellet gun, a Christmas gift, after the child shot an autistic cousin with the gun.
Cady reportedly was trying to show the boy that getting shot with a pellet gun can hurt.
According to online records, Cady was booked into St. Lucie County jail Friday. He was charged with cruelty toward child without great harm and was being held on $500 bond. It's unclear if he already has an attorney.
Cady was also charged with violating sex offender laws by failing to report a name or residence change.
What is it with these guns? What is it with this gun mentality, kids shooting each other, adult shooting the kid? It's sick. Of course, because the guy was a sex offender the pro-gun apologists will disavow any association with him. According to them, there are no bad guys among gun owners. But I say gun ownership and gun mentality pervades all strata of society, the responsible and the irresponsible, the honest and the dishonest, the law abiding and the criminal. I was extremely generous when I suggested that only 10% of the lawful gun owners should not have guns. The guy in this story shouldn't even have a toy gun.
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