Originally Posted by tcruse
The Newtown incident, based on my understanding of the circumstances, might have been avoided if the mother's guns had not been readily available to her mentally ill son. Her carelessness, in my humble opinion, translates to reckless negligence.
If someone kills me to get my guns, I am not at fault for losing the guns.
Your understanding might be different than mine on the Newtown facts. I think the mom's guns were not secured, so the shooter took them while she slept and killed her in bed. Then he drove to the school for his killing spree...with mom's guns.
How might this have turned out differently? The kid was sick and she knew it. She was contemplating having him institutionalized. If the guns had been removed from the house, or safely locked up to prevent access, he MIGHT have taken some other course.