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Drunken Gun Owner Shoots at Son - Goes to Jail

Posted on the 17 April 2011 by Mikeb302000
It happened in Minnesota. Is it my imagination or has The [peaceful] Land of 10,000 Lakes been in the news a lot lately for gun violence?
A gun owner with lots of problems, not the least of which was alcohol and drug addiction, threatened to kill his son and shot at him while three teen-age friends hid in the closet.  He was extremely drunk.
After pleading guilty he was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison followed by 12 years of government supervision.
Does it sound like a fair sentence to you? Why do you think a man so obviously unstable was allowed to own a gun in the first place? Wouldn't stricter gun control disqualify people like this, of whom, I believe there are many?
What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.

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