exactly what Mr Cotton said! 11, 12 years ago when our house was broken into in Colorado Springs, on Easter Morning, we were all at Church. But the week before my 14 year old daughter had been home alone, sick. Our kids knew where we kept our guns and how to use them, and two weeks later when we got a gun safe we taught them the combo, the safe wasn't to keep our teens out of it, it was to keep bad guys out of it. Our guns were/are to keep our family safe.Charles L. Cotton wrote: ↑Thu May 31, 2018 10:33 amI 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 TPC §46.13 should be repealed, rather than raise the prohibited age to 18 years.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.Grundy1133 wrote: ↑Wed May 30, 2018 6:07 pmif 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.twomillenium wrote: ↑Wed May 30, 2018 5:57 pmIn 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.Grundy1133 wrote: ↑Wed May 30, 2018 4:49 pmWe 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.LeonCarr wrote: ↑Wed May 30, 2018 4:44 pmWhen 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,
I'm putting together a podcast on the Governor's Plan.
btw, would you like to take a guess at how long it took to leave my kids home alone again? months....