Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Accidental Shooting in California - Two Kids Hurt - Gun Owner Arrested

Local news reports

Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies say 29-year-old Kevin Venia left his gun out on an ottoman in his Burney home where his children were playing. Somehow, deputies say, the gun went off after Venia left the room and two of his kids were injured.

The weapon is described by investigators as a “long gun,” possibly a shotgun or rifle.

Venia was arrested for child endangerment.
He was arrested for child endangerment and not for being a felon in possession of a firearm. You know what that means, right? It means that up until his arrest he was a lawful gun owner of the hidden criminal variety. It seems to me they outnumber the true lawful gun owners.

Why do you think this guy was arrested when so many others are not, this one for example?

What do you think?  Please leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. On the face of it, this guy's an idiot, but that's not against the law in most areas. In California, being an idiot is probably both a felony offense and something that makes one able to receive social services. (Sarcasm, folks, sort of...) That state does have laws about letting minors get hold of guns, so I guess that's your hidden crime.

    To say that hidden criminals outnumber law-abiding gun owners is to say that there are more than fifty million hidden criminals in this country. No wonder you're so scared. A dose of reality would help you, since the vast majority of gun owners do no crimes.