Upsetter wrote:Just out of curiousity Cary...is that how you would feel if your kid broke his neck on a neighbor's trampoline? And it happened while the kids were horsing around unsupervised? Or how about jumping ramps on bikes, skateboards, etc? How about playing down by the creek when its cookin? Or heck, just playing ole unsupervised horsing around out in the street? Any of these activities and a whole lot more could result in a kid getting seriously hurt or killed ACCIDENTALLY.
with rights come responsibility. its irresponsible sit a loaded gun on the coffee table where a kid can find it and shoot one another. we can't expect young children to know the difference, but we can expect adults to be responsible.
I often wonder when I hear these stories, how does a five-year-old rack a round in the chamber? It takes some effort to work the slide, so these guns are laying around the house, chambered and ready to roll, with kids around. fuck these assholes, real tragedy is the innocents, not the 'tards, are getting plugged.
and regarding jail time, I hear you, as I don't want to pay for their upkeep either. perhaps revocation of all rights to own a gun… that would work for me. but then, that would require some form of registration, wouldn't it.