A couple of days ago here in Tucson a 5 year old kid got ahold of his stepdads handgun in the closet. Tragically the kid shot himself in the head. Arizona dosnt have any laws on the books that require punishing the gun owner but they arrested him on negligent homicide and child abuse charges. The strange thing about the story is that the kids mother and the rest of her family do not want the step father to be punished because they say that the stepfather and the kid were very close and they were "each others buddies". They also dont want to be stereotyped as bad people just because they live in the bad part of town. Everyone said it was an accident. I'm sure it was but it was a 100% avoidable accident. I wrote in another post about feeling a little sorry for the lady that started the fire in Colo brcause the forest would someday be green again but I dont feel the least bit sorry for this guy because the kid will never come back. I think he should go to jail regardless of what the kids family thinks.