Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Proper Sentencing for a Gun Accident

When a terrible gun accident happens, whether the victim is a friend or relative, many times the shooter is already punished. Excessive jail time may not be necessary, but allowing future gun rights to continue would be a terrible travesty of justice.
Sometimes they get it right.

Conditions of his probation included following recommendations of a chemical dependency evaluation; no use of alcohol or controlled substance and random testing; no use or possession of guns, and forfeiture of the Glock semiautomatic pistol involved in the death.
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  1. I'm surprised that you use the term "accident." There is no such thing as a gun accident. There are only negligent discharges. And no, that's no Freudian. Much.

  2. You're right. "Accident" should have been in quotation marks.