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In Oregon, Gun Rights Prevail Once Again

Posted on the 17 November 2011 by Mikeb302000

via The Statesman Journal
A woman whose 2-year-old son was shot in the stomach with her gun might have a clean record in 16 months.
Johnnie Williams appeared in Polk County court Tuesday morning and pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering the welfare of a child. She was sentenced to probation.
According to ORS 137.533, if she abides by all the terms of the 16-month sentence, the conviction will be cleared from her record.
This is Oregon where the good folks know their priorities. None of that one-strike-you're-out crap for them. After all we're talkin' 'bout the natural human right to own pistols and leave 'em wherever the damn hell we want to. It's in the Constitution.
You may wonder where the dad was and whether he had any culpability in this shooting.
Williams' husband, Charles Flow, was in the room but was preoccupied tattooing his own stomach, [Deputy District Attorney Matthew ] Jarvis said.
Records show Polk County District Attorney Stan Butterfield filed a motion to dismiss charges against Flow "in the best interest of justice."
What's your opinion? Should people like this have the right to own guns? Don't they pose a hazard to themselves and others? Shouldn't they be disarmed for their own good and for the good of those around them?
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