Can you believe this guy was a trained firearms instructor? I can. I think the quality of so-called experts is dubious to put it mildly.The gun was placed inside a box under Dubois’s bed and wasn’t locked, he told detectives. The .45 caliber handgun had one round in the chamber. Emily’s 2-year-old brother got the gun from under the bed and accidentally fired the weapon, hitting Emily in the chest.
[The attorney for Dubois, Mark] Coleman added that Dubois is a former Marine who even taught gun safety in the military and to Boy Scouts. Coleman also confirmed that Dubois’ is a National Rifle Association instructor who owns most of the 53 guns stored inside the North Boyd Avenue residence.
“Jarred had a gun safe,” Coleman said. “His dad didn’t have a gun safe at his location at the time. So the guns were being stored in Jarred’s house in the gun safe.”
Dubois is currently facing a charge of negligent storage of a firearm that led to an accidental death. The case has gone to the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office for review.
Do you think the charge of "negligent storage of a firearm" is sufficient? I don't. In cases like this, I usually feel incarceration is not right, but I don't think a slap on the wrist is right either. One strike you're out should apply to this guy, especially because this was one helluva big "strike."
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