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Man Shoots Gun at Dog - Goes From Being a Lawful Gun Owner to a Criminal

Posted on the 07 October 2011 by Mikeb302000
The Los Angeles Times reports wrongly that the shooter was guilty of child abuse. That charge was dismissed.
Carleton Raye States, 31, also was convicted of discharging a firearm with gross negligence and having a concealed weapon, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Jurors deliberated for just more than a day.
On May 25, the girl was playing outside her home with her female terrier named Smalls when States began to provoke the dog, prosecutors said. The dog started barking, and States pulled out a gun. The girl ran inside her home as States fired a shot at the dog.
This is a perfect example of what I call the hidden criminals who own guns.The question of how many there are among the law-abiding gun owners is in dispute, but they're there.
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