I am writing to you on behalf of Frank Nuthouse. He was ultimately in the wrong place at the wrong time. I can tell you with 100% certainty that Frank is not a violent man. He felt his life was in jeopardy when he fired his gun. If I can also inform you, he passed all tests to qualify for a state concealed carry permit as he is a law abiding citizen. It was a very unfortunate that the child chose that moment to run for his ball. PLEASE grant Frank clemency in his case.
This is just an example of where our attitude on guns has gone. When you pass the tests they should test your reaction time and mental health. The required test here in Iowa can be taken online. You need qualified instructors who can spot problems in potential gun carriers. Human life is precious and there are no excuses for “accidental” shootings.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – clemency