Homeowners With Unlocked Guns Need To Be Held Accountable

Once again the careless and reckless nature of gun owners is making headlines.

Two children in Florida ran away from a group home, broke into a house that the owner was not in at the time, and stole a gun and ammunition. The homeowner said the home was stocked with an AK-47, a handgun, a shotgun, and a large amount of ammunition.

And, of course, it was all easily available to anyone who wanted to steal it.

The 12-year-old boy told investigators he grabbed the AK-47 and two loaded magazines for the AK-47 from a case in the bedroom. The boy said he fired multiple rounds at police officers from the AK-47 and had to reload the second magazine, according to the charging affidavit.

Once again I need to stress the obvious. This blog has repeatedly stated that those who have weapons that are not stored correctly so to prevent their theft need to held legally accountable for the use of those weapons in the wrong hands. We know the owner of the guns, and we also know the lack of responsibility in not safeguarding them. There is no way that any sane person can say such gun owners should not face a full-frontal assault from the law for their dreadful behavior.

This gun owner in Florida is quite likely not a grounded individual, and for certainty showed a high degree of negligence. With this lack of regard for gun safety, he aided in contributing to a child’s delinquency. This homeowner should spend time in jail and be forced to pay a series of hefty fines.

And so it goes.