Friday, December 14, 2012

Father of 11-Year-old Oregon Boy Arrested

This story follows our earlier post.
The father of an 11-year-old boy accused of attempted armed robbery pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of endangering a child by allowing access to a firearm.

Joseph D. Charlton is the first person charged under a Portland ordinance holding parents responsible when a gun ends up in the hands of a child. It was passed in 2010 in response to gang shootings.

Charlton, 34, also is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, The Oregonian reported.
I'd bet dollars to donuts if the guy had been a lawful gun owner he wouldn't have been charged with anyting.

What do you think?  Please leave a comment.


  1. Gunsucks pass laws to protect other gunsucks from the law. It's a gunsuck conspiracy against the normal non-gunsuck American.

  2. I recall advising that we sit back and let the police do their jobs. Of course, I don't see any apology from you being offered to the investigators that you called feckless.