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More Tragic Domestic Gun Violence

Posted on the 21 September 2011 by Mikeb302000
Anyone want to take a guess on the probable legality of the gun ownership?  That the confessed shooter would turn himself in suggests, in the absence of more information, that he is at least somewhat law abiding.  He didn't make law enforcement hunt him down. Shooting and unarmed woman and child, outside day care where there are almost certainly going to be a number of young children who will be traumatized by that act.......should that be taken into account as a circumstance of the crime which merit harsher justice (if he is convicted)?   I'd bet that this man believed this was an appropriate use of his personal firearm, or presumably he wouldn't have done this (presuming for purposes of argument that his confession was accurate).   Maybe we need some sort of default law; if you attempt to kill your spouse, they are awarded an automatic divorce (and everything you own). I will post updates on this shooting traedy as they are available.  In particular I will be looking for information on whether this was or was not a legally purchased (and carried) firearm. From

Mother, daughter shot outside Georgia day care

Husband of woman turns himself in, says 'I just shot someone'

More Tragic Domestic Gun Violence updated 2 hours 2 minutes ago 2011-09-20T22:42:43
ATLANTA — A mother and her 10-year-old daughter were in critical condition on Tuesday after being shot outside a Christian daycare center in suburban Atlanta in what police described as a domestic dispute. The 38-year-old mother was dropping her daughter off to take a bus to Little Mountain Christian Academy when shots were fired at about 6:25 a.m., said Rockdale County Sheriff's spokeswoman Jodi Shupe. Two hours after the shooting, the woman's husband, who is the 10-year-old girl's stepfather, turned himself in to police in a nearby county, Shupe said. The spokeswoman said Terrence S. Roberson, 36, told authorities, "I just shot someone." He has been arrested on aggravated assault charges. Shupe, who declined to name the victims, said the woman had filed for divorce on Monday. The mother and daughter were in critical condition following surgery.

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