America has 5% of the world's population, 25% of the world's prison population and owns 50% of the world's guns.Thinking of those numbers makes the following two stories seem almost the norm:
STOCKTON, Calif. - The father of a 6-year-old Northern California boy seen posing with a gun while in a car seat is now facing child endangerment charges, in addition to weapons and drug counts.
"We have parents handing a child a .45 caliber gun, there's no excuse for that whatsoever," San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney Michael Mulvihill told CBS Sacramento. Mulvihill added that it not the first such picture he has seen, and likely won't be the last. "This child is on a track right now to think engaging in criminal activity is ok. The likelihood of him offending now in the future is much higher given the environment he is in," said Mulvihill.
Then right here in Ohio:
WESTLAKE, Ohio - Authorities say a Cleveland-area man has been arrested for carrying a gun, ammunition and several knives into a showing of the "The Dark Knight Rises."
Police in North Ridgeville said a movie theater manager was suspicious of Scott Smith and his satchel when he entered for the 10 p.m. Saturday showing of the Batman movie.
The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports that manager and an off-duty police officer working security searched Smith's bag and found a Glock 9mm, two magazines and two knives. A third knife was found when Smith was searched, police said.
We will see a future with new gun control that rivals nothing like we have ever seen before. It's not going to be caused by "gun hating liberals", but rather from idiots like this, who consider guns as toys. I just hope the public remembers this when they focus their outrage.