posted on Oct, 10 2006 @ 09:19 AM
Originally posted by chissler
I would fully support laws that hold gun owners accountable if their weapons are accessible to children. We need to keep these weapons out of the
hands of our children.
Start leaving frogs around the house, allow them to bring them to school again.
A great quote from Jeff Foxworthy:
Kids today are bringing guns to school. Guns to school! When I was a kid we used to bring frogs to school. If someone brought a frog to school
today, somebody'd shoot it!
I particularly liked the frog advice
In Australia, parents can and are legally responsible for their childrens behavior. If a child for example does something to another child...then law
of negligence permits parental accountablilty, this is civil action for damages. Even under criminal law, if a child sets fire to a school for eg,
parents can be liable (if substantiated the costs of damage)
Seems Aust has it sorted, not entirely but I feel does serve as a deterent.
The presumption of innocence (doli incapax) means that a child at a certain age cannot be guilty of an offence as of course too young to know, but
this has now got considerable conditions attached to it. If a child runs away for example, it shows that the child knows what it was doing was
wrong. The age in all states in AU is 10 but Tasmania is 8 so children that age and above that age can be charged under criminal law. Its
outrageous, but in Florida for eg, (the extreme) we see minors on death row!!
probably gone off and raved
but I agree absolutely in parental responsibility and accountability. US though, probably thwart with constitutional
issues as the right to bear arms is firmly entrenched.
[edit on 10-10-2006 by NJE777]