In another case, a father has been charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of his 2 year old daughter who accidentally shot herself while playing with a loaded pistol he had. Agree with the charge?
If anything he should be convicted of stupidity. WTF do you leave a loaded gun sitting there where a 2 yr old can get a hold of it? SMH
If stupidity was a crime, there wouldn't be enough prisons, to hold everyone.
Depends on the situation....but more Han likely e was irresponsible and is guilty.
He gets to live in his own personal hell for the rest of his life. Whatever jail time he gets is nothing compared to that.
Why was this 1) loaded and 2) in a place where said 2 year old could reach it!?
Good heavens yes.
I'm sure he regrets it enough, though. A couple months-2 years.
If one owns a firearm, one has the responsibility to always have complete control of that firearm. That includes making sure the firearm is kept in a safe place, away from those it could harm.
Yes of course! His stupidity cost him the life of his daughter. His gun should not have been in such an accessible place.
Why was a gun, loaded none the less, left somewhere a 2 year old could access it?!? His irresponsibility is absolutely manslaughter.
The unjustifiable and inexcusable, killing of a human being without deliberation, premeditation, and malice. The unlawful killing of a human being without any deliberation, which may be involuntary,
in the commission of a lawful act without due caution and circumspection.
Its tragic, but no.
Why not? How is it that this act doesn't qualify as manslaughter?
Because it is his right to have a gun.
Of course it's his right to have a gun. It's not a right to be irresponsible and leave it accessible. Hence, the term manslaughter.
But it is not his right to be lazier faire with his gun - he has a responsibility to be responsible doesn't he?
Its not a right to be irresponsible in America? Could of fooled me... Spending public money to put him in prison, wouldn't change a thing and be irresponsible.
Criminal negligence... Yes... he should be charged with something... But manslaughter I don't think is the right one...
It is totally irresponsible to keep a loaded a gun where a child can get to it! Yes he should be charged. He essentially handed his kid a loaded gun.
Yes! It is your job to keep your guns out of your children's hands. A life is lost out of carelessness, you deserve to be punished.
Agree. She's two. All he had to do was put it in a cabinet she coined by reach or any other high place. His irresponsibility and stupidity caused his daughters death.
While this man is obviously negligent (leaving a gun where a toddler could have access, not put the safety on, leaving it loaded) I'm just not sure if manslaughter is the appropriate sentence... Maybe assisted suicide?
Suicide for a 2 year old?
Ahh yeah I realized that sounded weird after I posted it.
He didn't shoot her himself, but he might as well have just handed her the gun. & I'm not sure what charge that would fall under.
Did he hand her the gun?
No, he kept it under a couch where she got it. Two year olds play. They're curious. He should have had it out of her reach.
Well then this exact same thing happened to my aunt (when she was 3 my mother was 4 at the time) so I would say no the charges are unfounded
What charges - if any - would you charge MJ - and if none - how is it okay to leave a loaded - able to fire - gun on the floor with a two year old in the house?
Who's to day the safety wasn't on and the child when playing with it turned the safety off?
MJ - when you have a two year old you are responsible for their safety - and any parent of a child that age knows they get into EVERYTHING - so safety on or not - on the floor, under a couch is NOT a safe place for a firearm - Reckless firearm
Owners like this need to be charged, and good firearms owners should embrace those charges
According to the it takes a villiage you would need to charge the mother if she knew about the gun, or any family mothers. Your going to punish a man over a mistake? He is going to already live the rest of his life depressed over his actions
That is a good point - but when he took out the permit for the gun didn't he agree to treat it in a safe way?