The latest CSGV meme is about kids and guns:
I have bad news for this lot: many states already have some sort of law regarding the improper storage of a firearm, allowing kids access to guns without a supervision and adults can even be charged with reckless endangerment or similar crimes for the death of a child.We had this discussion before and that is why the laws are in the books right now but there is a reason why they are seldom applied: It is political suicide.
You are a cop and get a call of shots fired in a house. You arrive and find out that the 4 year old boy managed to get his hands on an improperly stored gun and shot himself to death accidentally. Parents are going crazy with anguish, probably wailing and crying watching the lifeless body of what used to be their most precious possession. And while witnessing all this pain, Are you gonna put the handcuff the parents, throw them in the back of a patrol car and take them to jail? I don’t know a cop yet that is that frigging heartless.
Now imagine that the D.A. gets his undies in a knot and orders the parents to be arrested, the community backlash is gonna be so big he can pretty much start boxing his office belongings because he is on his way out of the job. Even the most liberal newspaper will ask for his head on a pike before the day is over. After that, the law is pretty much useless because it cannot be enforced equally.
The solution is simple: true firearms education. I know the Antis hate it, but the Eddie Eagle program has been a success since its inception. Anti Gun politics hate Eddie Eagle so bad they started a campaign in the late 1990s that bashed it and compared it with the now infamous Joe Camel cartoon. The most ridiculous day of this campaign was when in one issue of the Miami Herald, they had a front page article almost lynching Eddie Eagle, but also another article of a girl that found a gun in a communal backyard, had all the friends leave the area and called the police and adults to come secure the gun, sounds familiar?. Somehow that little contradiction was not caught by the editors and many of us had to laugh at the “negligent discharge” that the paper had on its front page. I called the Herald asking if the girl had gone through the Eddie Eagle program since what she did sounded remarkably similar, but I could not get a straight answer. 25 million kids have received the classes, learned that guns are not toys and know what to do when finding a gun
So CSGV, you want a law? OK, simple: Make it a Federal Law that no dumb politician interferes with the Eddie Eagle program. We won’t even ask for Federal Funds, we the NRA Members will pay for it, but get the Anti Gunners out of the way and let us do the righteous job.