A 14-year-old girl was Second Amendmented to death after her stepfather caught her sneaking into the family home early Monday morning. Neighbors said they heard three shots were fired at around 6 am.
According to police, the teenager’s stepfather — not taking the time to ascertain if she was actually a threat — shot her in the chest, mistaking her for a burglar.
The victim was rushed to the hospital, and passed away shortly after arriving.
Under Colorado’s “Make My Day” law, the stepfather will likely walk free, despite his irresponsibility. The law gives homeowners the right to shoot and kill an intruder if they feel that the person will use physical threat against them (though one might ask how, not having identified the intruder, he could reasonably ascertain a threat level).
No arrests have been made, and the police have stated that the shooting was accidental — so it is unlikely that justice will be served or anyone will be held responsible for yet another gun tragedy in America.
Watch a report about the incident below.