Monday, November 11, 2013

Video - Should Parents be Held Legally Responsible for the Actions of Their Children?

A nine year old boy was ARRESTED today for bringing a gun on the school bus.  When the parents were notified they said their son took the gun from home without their knowledge.  He is NINE years old. 

Why was the handgun stored in a place that the child could access? And access without their knowledge?  Was arresting the CHILD the right thing to do in this situation?  I don’t think so. A parent is the first teacher a child has in her or her life.  Children learn what they live. 

The Youth Handgun Safety Act Notice States, “Safely storing and securing firearms away from children will help prevent the unlawful possession of handguns by juveniles, stop accidents, and save lives.”   It is very sad that adults need to be reminded on this safety measure.