With a gun! Because playing with guns is cool!
So a gun-fondler invited his girlfriend’s kids to watch while he showed off his important skills with a gun. I think you can guess where this is going.
Barrow County Sheriff’s Capt. Matt Guthas said Lewis was trying to determine how quickly he could take apart and reassemble his loaded 9mm handgun. He asked his girlfriend’s children to time him. At one point, Lewis pulled the gun’s trigger. A bullet hit the 9-year-old girl, who was sitting next to him.
The victim, whose name was not released, was rushed to an Atlanta-area hospital. She has undergone several surgeries and remains in critical condition.
He’s now facing charges that are inadequate.
Lewis was charged with four counts of reckless conduct, three counts of second-degree cruelty to children, and one count each of firearm possession during the commission of a crime and marijuana possession with intent to distribute. Guthas said police found the marijuana while executing a search warrant at the house.
Do the penalties for any of those crimes involve a lifetime prohibition from ever owning or using a gun? Because that ought to be the bare minimum punishment this idiot deserves.