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Originally posted by imd12c4funn
Should he, or should he not be punished for leaving a gun available to a toddler? Is his son's death punishment enough?
Originally posted by Esoteric Teacher
When i was 3 i remember climbing up onto counters and getting into high cubbards and even onto the top of the refrigerator once. So, was this gun kept in a place where he assumed his child could not get to it? i simply do not have enough info to say he should be arrested or charged with a crime.
“The Sheriff's Office is no stranger to tragedy, and took significant steps to ensure that appropriate firearms storage policies and procedures are in place following the very tragic death of Emily Randall in 2003,” Rothenberger said.
As part of that policy, the sheriff issued lock boxes to all deputies and asked that they safely secure their service weapons inside them while off-duty. That policy also recommended, but did not require that deputies lock up their personal weapons as well.
Originally posted by verylowfrequency
Really doesn't make sense that a trained professional would allow something like this to occur. I suspect there's something more to the story - at the very least substance abuse or some sort of domestic abuse situation being covered up.