If your going to be a gun owner, you need to be a responsible one.
1st carry a flashlight (either mounted to your firearm or in your non-dominant hand).. Never shoot at what you cannot identify.
2nd develope action plans for home invasions. Talk to your children about what they should do. Namely staying put.
3rd make sure your children know that there is a gun in the house and if they are going to be wandering around the house at 1am they should announce it.
4th and most importantly.. SEEK TRAINING! Damn it, if your going to own a gun train with it so you dont do stupid things like this.
Sure this guy was a LEO (law enforcement officer).. Did you know most LEOs are only required to fire their pistols once a year, none are trained to preform under pressure unless they seek tactical training of their own, which is not required.
There are also 4 basic rules of gun safety, had this officer knew them and complied with them, he would not have shot his son.
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I wonder if the father was somewhat disoriented due to the fact he was in a motel room. There is not sufficient info on this to determine what was going on.He thought his son Matthew S. Leach, 37, also of Rochester, was an intruder when he shot him around12:50 a.m. inside the motel room, police said
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and this is why I am armed to the teeth but none of my weapons are lethal. I've only had to use them once and the SOB ran like hell when he saw the sparks flying from my stun baton.
Police officers are like everyone else...they get scared, when you wake up from a sound sleep and see someone in your hotel room when there shouldnt be anyone there..makes for increased adrenaline etc...We dont know how dark the room was...what the shooter could see...He may have woke up startled and just grabbed his gun and fired...either way hes suffering a horrific loss that I wouldnt want to live with.