Responding officers quickly learned the shooter was an off-duty corrections officer.This was not just a potential Twilight shooting like we had the other day, this was the real thing.
“He tells us that he’s walking up an aisle looking for a seat in the theater, while doing so he was adjusting his off-duty holster and somehow the strap came undone and the firearm discharged,” Stinson said.
The bullet left a hole in an armrest and the floor and a woman said she was hit from shrapnel. Luckily, nobody was seriously hurt.
“It could have ricocheted off the floor, it could have directly hit someone,” Stinson said.
The shooter’s gun was confiscated by police. It’s being tested to see if there were any mechanical errors. No charges have been filed.
Why in the world would no charges have been filed? This was gross negligence, as the tests will surely bear out. The chances of mechanical failure are so remote that they can be eliminated. The determination is between unintentional or intentional, either of which should result in the arrest of the gun owner and the stripping of his gun rights.
What's your opinion? Is holding gun owners responsible for the negligent actions wrong?
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