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.