Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Accidental Shooting of Virginia 4-Year-old - Dad Charged

NBC reports

A grand jury has indicted a man in the shooting of his young son.

Nicholas Pierce's four-year-old son was shot in the hip by what Virginia Beach Police describe as a large-caliber gun.

Investigators still have not said who pulled the trigger, but have ruled the shooting as accidental.

Pierce's son is still in the hospital. Pierce is charged with felony child neglect.
Why is this result so rare? Why do most of the accidental shootings result in no charges?

 In my opinion, this should be the nearly automatic response.

What do you think? Please leave a comment.


  1. as tragic as this is, it should be decided on a case by case basis. but this father looks empty-he has no soul.

  2. I guess a case by case basis is good. But, the default should be to arrest the gun owner immediately, then sort out the details.