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Accidental Shooting of Iowa Man by 4-Year-old Son - Man Fined

Posted on the 23 May 2012 by Mikeb302000
Local news reports
A Mason City man who was accidentally shot in a leg by his 4-year-old son has been fined $625.
The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that 29-year-old Christopher Upenieks had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor child endangerment after prosecutors agreed to drop a charge of allowing a minor access to a loaded firearm.
Upenieks was shot in his left knee Feb. 27 when his son found an unsecured handgun in his dad's truck and the gun fired.
Upenieks was in his truck when police arrived. Police say he had a valid permit to carry a gun.
So, a guy who proved himself to be incredibly irresponsible with a gun receives a small fine and keeps his gun rights, is that what this means?  Does that sound right to you?
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