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by J.R.@A&M
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Governor's Abbott's "School and Firearm Safety Action Plan"
Topic: Gov. Greg Abbott announced a new school safety plan and proposed changes to gun laws
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Re: Gov. Greg Abbott announced a new school safety plan and proposed changes to gun laws

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 10:33 am
Grundy1133 wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 6:07 pm
twomillenium wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 5:57 pm
Grundy1133 wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 4:49 pm
LeonCarr wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 4:44 pm
When are the Santa Fe shooter's parents, or any other mass shooter under 18's parents, going to be charged with making firearms accessible to minors?

Putting adults in jail for not keeping their firearms secure is a big step in the right direction.

Just my .02,
LeonCarr
We live in a society where nobody wants to take responsibility for their actions so it's easier to blame an inanimate who can't defend itself.
In order to charge the parents then a law would have to be made up. He was 17, parents not required to lock up firearms from him.
if that's what needs to be done then so be it. I guarantee you if the parents were scared of going to jail, they'd be sure to keep their guns locked up which would in turn make it harder for these delinquents to get their hands on guns.
I disagree. TPC §46.13 should be repealed, rather than raise the prohibited age to 18 years. We cannot have laws that target a tiny fraction of people in any given subgroup to the extreme prejudice of an overwhelming majority of people within that subgroup. For every school shooter under age 17, there are hundreds of thousands of teenagers at home alone because their parent(s) are working. Why should a 15 year old girl at home alone be defenseless on the off-chance that one kid in many millions will engage in criminal misuse of a firearm? Doing so when violent home invasions are on the rise is unconscionable in my view.

I'm putting together a podcast on the Governor's Plan.

Chas.
FWIW, the potential civil liability (not to mention moral, social) of a minor mis-using my loaded guns motivates me a lot more than the criminal penalties specified in TPC §46.13.

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