As you already know, a child in KINDERGARTEN went to school with a gun. We are talking about a 6- year-old here. The child had the gun in his pocket– and it fell out in the cafeteria during lunch, went off and injured him and two other students.
All of the children are fine. Who is not fine is the moron of a parent who made that gun accessible to a six- year- old child. Words cannot express how irresponsible a parent would have to be to expose a child to guns and make him good and comfortable about them — and then be so irresponsible that the child could shove that gun in his pants and go to school.
As you know, I am most definitely not anti-gun. What I am, however, is anti-stupid people with guns. And I don’t care what anybody says, this kid has at least one parent who is a stupid dipwad. They are not only stupid, they could have been responsible for some deaths at the hands of their child for whom THEY are responsible.
Please do not tell me that they “discussed” the danger of guns with this six-year-old. Six- year- olds do not have the ability to make these kinds of decisions about guns. They are almost as stupid about guns as this kid’s parents are. Six year-olds are at an impulsive stage. Even if they thought their son was “exceptional” (don’t they all?), I guess they found out he’s not. Frankly, I”m not sure how this child could possibly be “exceptional” enough to know about guns, since the parents who didn’t have that gun locked up surely are anything but “exceptional” themselves. It’s only luck that kept a parent’s STUPIDITY from turning into a tragedy.
So, I’m curious as to whether or not you think this boy’s parent(s) should incur punishment for being stupid enough to nearly get some children, including their own, killed. If so, what punishment should there be? Personally, I believe that if the law lets this go by with just a slap on the hand of the parental dipawad responsible for this, then there is truly something wrong with our criminal justice system. Whatever the excuse is, it’s NOT a good one.
So what’s your take?