Friday, November 30, 2007

The loneliest job in town

If there was ever a competition for the loneliest job in the community, District Attorney Bob Zapf would be the hands-down winner.

In addition to the fact that few people ever visit the District Attorney's office because they're having a good day, having to deal with "no-win" situations is his lot in life.

A case in point is the tragic death Thursday of a three-year-old boy who apparently shot himself with an unsecured gun that he found in his home.

On the one hand, many people will be saying that the parents will suffer immeasurably for the rest of their lives and there is nothing more that prosecution could do in terms of punishment.

Another segment will cry out that the parents were so reckless that an example needs to be made.

A classic case of "damned if you do, damned if you don't."


Dad29 said...

Yah...he has a problem, alright.

And so do the parents.

They could have placed it in a "fanny-pack" holster which most likely would have been of zero interest to the child--those things are innocuous-looking, for sure.

Or, maybe better, in that fanny-pack holster AND on top of a dresser, or hung on a hook in the closet, 4-5' off the ground...

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