@ cambodia girlThe state can press charges, the same way they could
if it were a murder or robbery case. The victim doesn't always have to
press charges (as is typically the case with assault or trespassing).What a terribly sad story. You can tell by the remorse on his face that he
didn't mean to shoot his brother. All the same, rule #1 in firearm safety
is to never, NEVER point the gun at something you're not planning on
shooting, no matter how many times you've dry-fired or checked to make sure
no bullet is in the chamber. What he did was plain stupid.
People will talk about eliminating gun rights, but not the right to drink
alcohol. And which causes more accidents and death in the US?
Knowing that you accidently shot your brother and that you have to live with
that the rest of your life isn’t that punishment enough? Eric Charlton
seems like he is very remorseful. Sometimes accidents just happen. I’m
sure if Eric Charlton would have known the outcome he would have never taken the
gun out of the truck. I don’t think sending him to prison is going to
make him any more remorseful. I not saying he doesn't deserve some
punishment, but maybe community service like going and talking with youth and
others about gun safety would be more beneficial.
Who is pressing the charges? Doesn't someone have to actually press charges
for this to go to a judge? Help me out, please.
That's a nightmare. I hope they can get through it. You have every right to
have guns, but they are unforgiving.