Authorities Say Vodka-Drinking Father Accidently Shoots, Kills Daughter
MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A father arrested after his 6-year-old daughter was shot to death in their Washington state home allegedly told police he had been drinking double shots of vodka while cleaning his guns.
Court papers say Richard Peters told detectives he had asked his daughter, Stormy, to bring him the .45-caliber handgun Sunday. He said he must have pulled the trigger, and the girl fell to the floor. She was pronounced dead Monday.
Bail for Richard Peters, 42, was set Monday at $250,000. He has been arrested for investigation of first-degree manslaughter.
His attorney, Annika Carlsten, requested that Peters be released from jail, The Herald newspaper of Everett reported. She argued that Peters isn’t a flight risk, or a danger to himself or the community.
A phone message for Carlsten was not immediately returned Tuesday.
The Snohomish County sheriff’s office said two other children were removed from the home by Child Protective Services.
I suppose all of the anti gun bunch will be orgasmic over this one, but it wasn’t the fault of the gun. It was the fault of the IDIOT that OWNED the gun.
There is not a responsible gun owner in America that isn’t fully aware of this one cold, hard fact: Guns and Booze DO NOT MIX!
It’s called personal responsibility folks, you have heard me hammer that thought home on many occasions, especially when it comes to guns and children, and the responsibility the parent has in that area.
Beware, before someone goes off half cocked (pun intended) thinking I am calling for stricter laws regarding guns simply because I believe in PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, just like the last time, when I blamed the range master and father for the death of the child with the UZI, Boy, 8, dies after accidentally shooting self at gun show, YOU are wrong.
You can’t legislate common sense, STUPID is NOT against the law, this issue primarily falls on basic gun safety, plus common sense and parental responsibility that had gone horribly wrong! ALL the gun laws in the world wouldn’t have stopped this. The eradication of ALL guns, the physical demise of legal gun ownership, as the loony left advocates, would NOT have stopped this.
This is NOT a 2nd amendment issue in MY opinion, this is a case that graphically illustrates that some people are too damned stupid to live, some people would die if breathing were not a reflex action, and this *father* is one of those individuals!
The *father* of this little girl was STUPID, and as Ron White is so fond of saying, you can’t FIX stupid!