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Friday, February 07, 2014

NC parenting columnist’s 3-year-old son shoots his 17-month-old sister with his handgun

Both children are expected to be OK. There are a few of lessons to be learned here: 1.) columnists and pundits generally are not experts in their fields and are mostly blowhards; 2.) guns suck at keeping your family safe; 3.) if you do happen to be a dope who keeps an unsecured, loaded weapon in a house with kids, there will probably be no legal consequences.

“Regardless of the outcome,” the local sheriff says, “the parents have been punished more than any criminal justice system can do to them by this happening.”

Great. But why don’t we try putting someone behind bars anyway? You know, just to see what happens. And maybe the local paper can stop letting this guy give people advice on how to be an awesome parent.

[photo via Wikimedia Commons]

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