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Accidental Shooting of Saratoga Man by Himself - Minor Charges

Posted on the 16 May 2012 by Mikeb302000
 The Saratoga Times Union reports
A city man faces criminal charges in a case that began when he allegedly shot himself in the leg.
Shawn Noisette, 28, told police he had been robbed at gunpoint. That caused police to investigate the incident.
Police determined that Noisette apparently shot himself with an unregistered .22-caliber handgun while in his house on Pearl Street while getting ready for work.
Noisette was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, endangering the welfare of a child and falsely reporting an incident, all misdemeanors.
All misdemeanors??!!! And that, only because he pissed off the police by lying to them.
Negligent discharges should be taken more seriously than they usually are. The gun-rights advocates are always pointing out that it's impossible to anticipate who is unfit to own guns and that we cannot take away their rights beforehand.  Well, these people, these negligent-discharge people are proving themselves to be unfit. They should lose their rights to own guns. One strike you're out.
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