understands enough about guns and killing to prove that it was intentional. The police did not charge the shooter because of his young age. Maybe they should charge the parents. We read all the time that very young kids show up at school with weapons in their backpacks.
I have a swimming pool at my house. I have a fence around it with locked gates to keep out kids. However, if a child somehow climbs the fence and drowns in my pool, I am liable. In legal terms, it is an “attractive nuisance.” It should be the same for gun owners. If you own a gun and somehow, a child gets it and shoots someone, you should be liable. (http://clicktotweet.com/32ana)
In Spokane, police arrested two teenagers for the murder of a WWII veteran. They also arrested three other youths that were with the murder suspects. Did the parents know where this gang of kids was and what they were doing? I doubt it.
I wrote in my blog previously that I think parent are accountable for their kids’ actions. Apparently, in the first incident, the grandmother was watching the boy. Why did she let him play with a gun? How did the boy get his hands on a bullet? Guns and bullets should be under lock and key in separate locations. Why was there no trigger lock on the gun? How was an 8-year-old able to reach the gun? There ought to be law! The murder in Spokane is a little different because teenage boys are hard to control. However, there must be some effort to curtail their behavior. I will never understand how a child can take a gun from the home and take it to school. Why don’t the parents check the backpacks before the child leaves for school? They should also be checking for grogs, homework, and notes from the teacher. How does the child find the gun? Why aren’t the guns secured? Trigger locks and other safety features should be required for gun owners.
Google Glass has developed a new technology for a camera that looks like a pair of glasses. I thought that was interesting since I wrote about such a pair of glasses system in my novel, The
Clone Murders. My glasses were a computer rather than a camera and much more powerful. The novel takes place in 2031 when science has perfected the cloning of humans and cloned a few. All seems to be going well until one of the clones turns up dead from exposure to anthrax. Senator Steve Morgan calls on his campaign manager, Cas Novak and his niece, Robbi Kelly, to investigate. Cas has a pair of these high tech glasses that he wears during his investigation. What Cas uncovers is the greatest threat to national security in decades.
The Clone Murders is available at http://smashwords.com/b/160136.