A suspected drug dealer has been arrested for the death of his 4-year-old son who Houston authorities say picked up his father's gun and shot himself.There is so much wrong with this story, I think it's easier to point out what's right - that he's going to jail.
Police determined the gun had been stolen in a burglary two years ago.
I mean, to recap:
- Stolen gun
- Drug dealer
- Currently engaged in dealing drugs out of the same apartment where his son lives.
- Napping while in charge of a pre-schooler
- Left a loaded gun unattended where said pre-schooler could find it.
And then... He gets a $50K bond? Charged with "injury to a child by omission"? I can only hope this is a local thing, because I have a hard time believing they couldn't get a negligent homicide charge to stick here. $50K bond means he's out on $5K cash - $5,000 for the life of a child. That's why we have such horrific gun violence right there, folks. We have so thoroughly cheapened human life that a drug dealing lowlife can cause the death of a four year old boy and walk out of jail for the price of a used car.
And to make matters worse, the forces against freedom will - without any guilt or shame - pick up this story and use it as a bludgeon against those of us who support man's inherent right to self defense with the best tools possible. They will stand there, over that poor boy's cooling body, screaming about how we need "common sense gun control"; about how "children are dying because the NRA loves their guns" and we need to do something, even "if it only saves one life".
A drug dealer with a stolen gun who thinks so little of his own children that he deals drugs and leaves loaded guns lying around for them to find isn't going to be hindered one bit by any gun control they can dream up. No matter how you limit the magazines, or how many guns can be purchased in a month, or what "evil features" can go on certain rifles, the bad people aren't going to be stopped. I honestly can't tell which is worse - that these people might really think that just one more law could stop someone like this monster, or that they know it won't, but will use this tragedy to their own ends regardless...
Sometimes I think this isn't a human race, it's a human plummet.
That is all.