A 3-year-old boy from Pontiac will recover after he shooting himself in the face with his father's handgun, Oakland County sheriff's officials say.Why wasn't this man arrested and disarmed immediately? He is an obvious danger. What kind of investigation is necessary to determine that?
"The initial statements made to deputies indicated that the victim was playing in his parent’s bedroom where he found his father’s handgun and accidentally shot himself in the mouth," sheriff's officials say.
"A 40-caliber Glock kept in holster under the bedroom is normally locked. The father was moving things out of the room and forgot to lock the bedroom back up."
The child's 35-year-old father has a concealed pistol license, no criminal history and has cooperated with law enforcement.
Gun negligence is not taken seriously enough. Many people, especially the self-serving gun owners, believe that it's only serious if bad intent were involved. If it was unintentional it can be excused.
What do you think? Please leave a comment.