Failed to post this when it came out, but here it is: Pelham chief, Westfield Sportsman’s Club plead innocent in boy’s machine gun death
Innocent pleas to the charge of involuntary manslaughter were entered in Hampden Superior Court on Monday on behalf of Pelham Police Chief Edward B. Fleury and the Westfield Sportsman’s Club, accused in the accidental death of an 8-year-old Connecticut boy.
The charges followed the Oct. 26 death of Christopher K. Bizilj, of Ashford, Conn. The boy died from a head wound when he lost control of a Micro Uzi submachine gun he was firing at the Westfield Sportsman’s Club gun show.
The police chief owns COP Firearms & Training, the place of the accident.
The father will, apparently, not be charged. I can understand that he’s suffered a lot and will suffer more, but it’s difficult to see how someone else can be legally at fault while he isn’t.
The state law which prohibits furnishing automatic weapons to persons under the age of 18 was broken. State Rep. Michael A. Costello (D-Newburyport) says he will support a bill raising the the age requirement to 21.
And that would have helped how, exactly?
And, inevitably, in the comments section of the news item:
I don’t think this is what our forefathers had in mind when they wrote the second amendment to the Constitution.
No, it’s not. Most people would be shocked if we made provisions for what the Second Amendment is really about.