Pos­si­ble pun­ish­ments for ac­ci­dents in­volv­ing con­cealed carry

The Denver Post - - NEWS - Re: David McCord, Brian Le­Fevre,

“Mu­seum drops con­cealed carry ban,” Dec. 31 news story.

Now that the Den­ver Mu­seum of Na­ture & Sci­ence is al­low­ing con­cealed-carry guns into their fa­cil­ity, I won­der if it’s not time to look at the pun­ish­ment for ac­ci­dents and mis­fires.

Maybe if your gun goes off, you get a year of pro­ba­tion for ev­ery per­son in the room? Maybe just do a flat five years if no­body is in­jured? Maybe if some­one is in­jured, a start­ing charge

MIKE NELSON’S DEN­VER FORE­CAST

Mon­day will be a touch warmer than Sun­day, but highs will still be below av­er­age. This morn­ing may be a touch breezy with some downslop­ing winds, but that will help mod­er­ate our tem­per­a­tures. of at­tempted man­slaugh­ter is in or­der? How about a charge if the con­cealed-carry per­mit holder has an un­se­cured gun that gets out of their con­trol and is used by some­one else?

Af­ter all, if it’s about per­sonal re­spon­si­bil­ity, then that should in­clude your weapon. If you are not will­ing to go through the le­gal de­fense process for an ac­ci­den­tal dis­charge, then you should not carry. Send let­ters of 150 words or fewer to open­fo­rum@den­ver­post.com or 101 W. Col­fax Ave., Suite 800, Den­ver, CO, 80202. Please in­clude full name, city and phone num­ber. Con­tact us at 303-954-1331.

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