Authorities say the 3-year-old son of a suburban St. Louis police officer fatally shot himself accidentally in the chest with the law enforcer's personal gun.
You know what the police chief said? It's "a terrible thing," and "a shock." Well I guess that's true as far as it goes. But how about the negligence and the stupidity and the easily preventable tragic aspect of it?
What's your opinion? Should the dad get some counselling and go back to work? Is losing a kid enough punishment?
I say no, not by a longshot. Although, jail time is not appropriate, in my opinion, being fired from the job and losing gun rights for life should be applied. This man is dangerous and his family and friends and neighbors need to be protected from him as far as that's possible.
What do you think? Please leave a comment.
Children and guns don't mix. A home with children should not have a gun - period - even if the homeowner is well-trained in gun usage and safety, as this one obviously is. The father should have his guns removed. Given that he works in an occupation that requires a gun, that would mean moving to a desk job. And, yes, he should be prosecuted under a Child Access Prevention law, if one were actually inacted there.ReplyDelete