Friday, October 7, 2011

Man Shoots Gun at Dog - Goes From Being a Lawful Gun Owner to a Criminal

The Los Angeles Times reports wrongly that the shooter was guilty of child abuse. That charge was dismissed.

Carleton Raye States, 31, also was convicted of discharging a firearm with gross negligence and having a concealed weapon, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Jurors deliberated for just more than a day.

On May 25, the girl was playing outside her home with her female terrier named Smalls when States began to provoke the dog, prosecutors said. The dog started barking, and States pulled out a gun. The girl ran inside her home as States fired a shot at the dog.
This is a perfect example of what I call the hidden criminals who own guns.The question of how many there are among the law-abiding gun owners is in dispute, but they're there.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. This is the kind of behavior that should debar someone from future gun ownership.

    I would love to know if this was a legally acquired firearm - or not; and if not legal, he should have been prosecuted for that too.