This is a fascinating story that contains several of our favorite issues.
A guy ended up dead on the first day of deer hunting season. The shooter was a convicted felon, who'd already had one hunting "accident," and who was using a rifle not sanctioned for hunting.
In addition to all that, his hunting partners, including a former Montgomery County district attorney, were more than happy to go tromping through the woods with him.
I'm afraid this is not an unusual situation, guys who are unfit to own guns go on doing so with no interference from their immediate circle of gun buddies. Everyone pretends they're law-abiding citizens, simply bending a few rules along the way.
What's your opinion? Do you see this as a case of gun owners not policing their own? It would take a lot of courage to stand up to a gun owner, one of these "hidden criminals" pretending to be legitimate. Who could do such a thing?
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