Friday, March 25, 2011

Gun Responsibility

 Mercury News reports.

A 78-year-old Northern California man is facing gun charges after authorities say his 3-year-old great-grandson accidentally shot himself with a handgun. 
Shasta County District Attorney Steve Carlton told the Record Searchlight that John Edward Stepp faces a misdemeanor charge of failing to properly store a firearm that allowed the boy access to the loaded 9-millimeter gun. 

Carlton termed the shooting as "100 percent avoidable."

Investigators say Grady Stepp shot himself with a gun at his great-grandfather's home outside Shingletown on Feb. 13, causing damage to both lobes of his brain.
MISDEMEANOR? Are you kidding me?

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1 comment:

  1. For that kind of injury, to a child, and that kind of negligence, a misdimeanor is ludicrous.