Jail ordered for Duchesne County mom who pointed gun at son's head

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  • I have rights? Usa, UT
    Feb. 10, 2013 8:34 a.m.

    My heart goes out to the children of physical abuse, I don't think any person could ever understand the damage done when someone points a loaded gun at you. But what is worrisome is that it seems to be

  • Just my outlook. Duchesne County, USA, UT
    Feb. 10, 2013 8:13 a.m.

    Why are parents driven to such extremes? No it's not right to put a gun to any's head, especially a childs.My question is why do we have to be treated so poorly by our children? How are we to raise kids that have the same respect for authority that somehow our parents taught us? What exactly is "proper actions for punishing children these days?". How do we deal with children who don't listen, respect, or follow rules and laws? Not blaming the 9 year old, but our society that who turns a blind eye to ciechildren that never learn to follow instructions, rules and laws?

  • Maudine SLC, UT
    Jan. 26, 2013 12:50 a.m.

    @ 22oz...: Without background checks, how do you know who the law abiding citizens are? Should this woman ever again be allowed to own a gun? If Utah does not shareher records with other states, what is to prohibit her from getting a gun in another state and bringing it back to Utah?

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Jan. 25, 2013 10:36 p.m.

    I willingly acknowledge that to curb violence we need to address substance abuse and mental health issues, even violence in the media are you willing to stop scapegoating others and consider that maybe it is time to have a reasonable discussion about addressing the role guns play in our society?

  • 22ozn44ozglass Southern Utah, UT
    Jan. 25, 2013 5:42 p.m.

    Once again we see the real common denominator behind incidents like this and even worse the recent school shootings-a person(s) who either abuse substances, has severe mental health problems and/or has little regard for human life and the rule of law.

    However, the feel good politics politicians, those who exploit fear and crisis to force their agendas, those who look upon the second amendment with condescending contempt and those who see confiscating anything they can construe as an "assault rifle" as the magic bullet to solve society's ills and to preserve lives refuse to dig deeper and to cure the disease Instead they prefer to treat symptoms, infringe upon the rights of law abiding citizens, find a scape goat, have desires and designs to overstep their constitutionally granted powers and to ignore the bigger picture of societal ills and the abysmal failure of the mental health system in the US.

    "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before" Rahm Emmanuel.

  • BYU Track Star Los Angeles, CA
    Jan. 25, 2013 5:07 p.m.

    As a parent, but without a substance abuse problem, I can appreciate the frustration being a parent and trying to raise a recalcitrant child. How many times have we all wanted to say to the unruly child "I'm going to rip you arms off and beat you bloody !" and then have your kid(s) laugh at you? Or how about "we're going to sell you the the Gypsies, Oh wait, we'll have to pay them to take you"? Our hip kids got the message and they still laugh about it. Prehaps Ms. Bambi, who looks intelligent, should better develop her verbal skills to better raise her moppet.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Jan. 25, 2013 3:30 p.m.

    I'm amazed at what the DN screeners approve and reject. Some of the comments here are a lot worse than my rejected posts. Come on people it's about the kid and our lame court systems not the woman's name or her mug shot.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Jan. 25, 2013 3:23 p.m.

    guns are fine as long as she does not point a violent video game at him because its games not guns that kill right?

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Jan. 25, 2013 3:00 p.m.

    From the article: Richins, 35, told the children "if they said anything, they would be placed in foster care and never see her again."

    And the downside of that would be...?

  • Lasvegaspam Henderson, NV
    Jan. 25, 2013 2:19 p.m.

    I find it hard to imagine that when parents choose to name a child "Bambi" that much good will follow. Is it just me?

  • Richard Larson Galt, CA
    Jan. 25, 2013 1:31 p.m.

    Wow! Her booking photo..........
    This is the face of Utah family values..........

  • Itsme2 SLC, UT
    Jan. 25, 2013 1:29 p.m.

    There are some people who do not deserve to be reunited with their children. Really, let's look at what's best for the kids, and it isn't always being with a parent...particularly a looney crazed individual who threatens her children with weapons. This is disgusting!

  • LivinLarge Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 25, 2013 1:25 p.m.

    Tragic, my prayers to the nine year old and siblings. Truly a lifetime memory that will live with these children. Four months doesn't begin to compensate!

  • Enough is enough! Saint George, UT
    Jan. 25, 2013 12:24 p.m.

    PLEASE tell me that this boy will not have to live with her again or see her again. She may be so full of anger at him for testifying against her. Will he be safe? I hope so.