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  •  Why do we have to wait for someone to get shot? (3+ / 0-)
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    Why isn't any unsecured gun in a home with children charged as child endangerment?

    Did you intentionally leave off the last part of the quoted sentence?

    and that the families involved came from all walks of life.
    It is interesting that Daniel focused on the case of Mr. Wise. If you start reading David Waldman's GunFAIL series you'll see plenty of examples where no charges were filed in the first place, yet here with someone already known to the criminal justice system, it seems that it was straightforward to add an extra layer of charges that include child endangerment.

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Sun Nov 10, 2013 at 07:27:19 AM PST

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    •  I was pointing out where they were attacking (0+ / 0-)

      a claim that hasn't actually been made. The article is arguing against a strawman of their own making in saying that pro-RKBA folks claim it's criminals accidentally shooting children.

      Why do we have to wait for someone to get shot? Why isn't any unsecured gun in a home with children charged as child endangerment?
      How can someone be charged for doing something if the cops don't know about it? Oh I know, the call will be for "safe storage" laws, but how do you enforce such a thing?

      And that's actually a question, not a "it can't be done", so apologies to anyone trying to fill out their bingo card.

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