Jordan Limas, 18, was arrested for investigation of criminally negligent homicide following the shooting Friday night in Weld County, which he said occurred after a struggle with his younger brother for a handgun.If this guy is being charged with having "left the gun in a place where his younger brother could get his hands on it," why wouldn't the owner of the gun be charged with the same thing?
Limas told detectives he was able to get the gun away from his younger brother. As he was backing away from the child, the gun went off and a bullet hit Andre in the chest.
Limas told deputies he stole the gun about a month before the shooting took place. Weld County investigators are using the serial number on the weapon to confirm whether the weapon was stolen.
Limas told deputies he left the weapon loaded on the dining-room table, according to the affidavit.
The charges stem from the allegation that Limas left the gun in a place where his younger brother could get his hands on it.
Of course it would have to be determined that the gun was left easily accessible to the thief, but in that case the gun owner should be held accountable.
Many gun owners think it's safe to keep their guns laying around the house or in the car. It's not. As our friend Robert Farago says, a gun should be either on your person or in a safe.
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