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To: marktwain

The 2d Amendment does not protect a homeowner from their own negligence, this case has nothing to do with the right to bear arms. Any gun owner can be and will likely be sued if someone is injured or killed by unsafe use of a firearm. Plus, it’s just a damn stupid thing to do.


5 posted on 12/06/2012 9:45:03 AM PST by centurion316
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To: centurion316

How is this negligence, though. I understand if it’s a kid, or something. But doesn’t a sane adult know better than to play with a gun? Why isn’t doing so, especially without permission, an assumption of risk?


7 posted on 12/06/2012 9:50:03 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: centurion316
Plus, it’s just a damn stupid thing to do.

Only partly true. The stupid thing was having a loaded .22 rifle hanging on the wall.

If it is a handgun meant for home defense and is unlocked, loaded and hidden in a place only accessible to the owner then that is quite a different thing than stupid. IMO.

8 posted on 12/06/2012 9:50:14 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.)
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To: centurion316

I believe it does, it is my right and that person handled my property without asking.

If he had stolen your car from the garage went to town and got drunk and killed someone are you liable?

Does he have permission to access your safe and take your cash?

Can he molest your kids... Being a guest in a home does not give you cart blanche.


17 posted on 12/06/2012 10:13:46 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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So if somebody grabs a cop’s gun and shoots somebody else, is the cop “negligent”? And what’s the difference? The shooter in this case had no authority to touch the gun in question.


32 posted on 12/06/2012 10:53:28 AM PST by ozzymandus
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