Sunday, June 22, 2014

So Sad - Dad Killed by Stray Bullet as New Baby is Welcomed Home From Hospital

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A proud new dad, gathered with family members to celebrate the homecoming of his 3-day-old baby was killed by a stray bullet last Tuesday. The bullet came from a neighbor's gun, a convicted felon who had been drinking.

This story is so incredibly sad. Due to one man being irresponsible and careless with his gun, another man not only lost his life, but his child will grow up without a father.

Steven Justin Ayers, 33, of Panama City, Fla., was hit in the back of the head by the bullet and died instantly. Police said the bullet came from a 9 mm that traveled through the neighbor's screen window, through woods and through the sliding glass door of the Ayer's home.

I know many don't like to hear this, but there's a problem with gun ownership in America. So many people have guns in their home who should not and who cannot take proper care of it and keep it safe. So many times we hear of these accidental deaths, and it just breaks your heart.

Police arrested Charles Edward Shisler, 62, who was uncooperative and "extremely belligerent," the arrest report said.  Shisler said he picked up the gun by the trigger and it fired accidentally. Shisler faces charges of manslaughter and felon in possession of a firearm.

When children are the ones that shoot, I might be lenient, but for this poor man, I think the neighbor should do time. What do you think?

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