Should parents bear criminal responsibility for their killer kids?

Today the New York Times takes up a country-wide discussion about how much responsibility parents have when their armed scions kill.

A few days ago, as part of an aspirational piece about how we can add further controls to our responsive new gun legislation, I repeated this idea, which I’d had in 2012, six months before the Sandy Hook massacre:

If your gun is discovered to have participated in a crime, you will be tried alongside the alleged criminal and will receive an equal sentence.

I don’t think we all realized then how actively complicit parents could be in their (male) children’s deathly insanity. Until we learned about Nancy Lanza.


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