"Joe E. Dees" wrote:
> Date sent: Mon, 07 Jun 1999 12:58:18 -0400
> From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > QueeneMUSE@aol.com wrote:
> > > In a message dated 6/6/99 4:50:56 PM, you wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > >Of course not. Thousands of fatal accidents happen every day, and most due
> > > >to ignorance or carelessness. Accidentally shooting someone is a
> > > >combination of the two and no
> > >
> > > A five year old child, by it's very nature, is ignorant (free of knowledge)
> > > and careless (has no cares)...
> > I think he was referring to the actions of the responsible parent who let a five
> > year old near a loaded gun, unlocked, unsupervised.
> That's an IRresponsible parent, Mike. Would you not agree that in
> such a case, even though the loss of one's child would seem
> punishment enough, that some legal judgment of parental neglect
> should be made?
Yes, but I doubt you could do much that wouldn't hurt the rest of the family more. If its someone else's child, both parents of the offending child (or whoever what the one leaving easy access to the gun) should be charged.