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Charge gun owner, too

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

How is it that the owner of a gun used by a child in the accidental shooting of his friend, is not being charged with reckless endangerment of a child?

How is it that a child is paying for the recklessness of his parent?

Is the owner’s position as a state trooper shielding him and making a teenager shoulder the blame for his recklessness?

Shame on the authorities.

Note to readers: As Sauk Valley Media reported Aug. 27, state law requires that guns be secured if a child on the premises is younger than 14. The boy who held the gun when it accidentally discharged and killed his friend was 15 at the time.

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