https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/21/us/parents-guns-negligent-storage-laws.html

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The authorities in Texas were quick to identify the owner of the pistol and shotgun used to kill 10 people at Santa Fe High School on Friday — they had been bought legally by the suspect’s father, the police said. Less clear was how the suspected gunman, Dimitrios Pagourtzis , came to possess the weapons, raising questions about whether anyone else could be held responsible for the massacre. Texas is one of 14 states with a “negligent storage law,” which can make gun-owning parents criminally liable for crimes committed with their firearms by their children. In the case of last week’s massacre, though, the suspect’s father appears to be immune from prosecution under that law. That is ... Full story

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