Family of student killed in Sante Fe school shooting to sue parent of gunman.

By |2018-05-28T06:03:46+00:00May 27th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |7 Comments

Damn skippy!

Courtesy of the AP:

The family of one of the students killed in a Texas high school shooting filed a lawsuit against the alleged gunman’s parents, claiming the shooter’s father didn’t properly secure the weapons and were negligent in entrusting him with firearms.

Authorities charged Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student at Santa Fe High School, with capital murder in the May 18 attack that killed eight students and two substitute teachers. Investigators said Pagourtzis used a shotgun and pistol belonging to his father that had been kept in a closet.

Texas law states that guns can’t be made accessible to children under 17, with exceptions such as hunting or when under parent supervision. Parents can be charged with a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and $4,000 in fines if the child fires the weapon and causes serious injury or death.

Christopher Stone and Rosie Yanas, whose son Chris Stone, 17, was killed, filed a lawsuit in Galveston County on Thursday. Stone’s funeral was Friday.

The lawsuit also argued that Pagourtzis’ parents didn’t obtain mental health counseling for their son and didn’t warn the public about his “dangerous propensities.” Dimitrios Pagourtzis posted a photo of a T-shirt emblazoned with the phrase “Born to Kill” on social media, and Gov. Greg Abbott has said the teenager had journals with writings indicating he planned the attack.

I am all for this and think it should become standard procedure for victims of school shootings. 

Especially if the shooter is a teen. 

I work with teens suffering from mental health problems, behavioral issues, or developmental delays, and I and tell you that just being a teenager should be classified in the DSM as a preexisting mental health condition which renders the sufferer incapable of making predictably rational decisions and may include severe mood swings and episodes of temporary insanity. 

I would only allow these emotional powderkegs access to weaponry in only the most carefully controlled circumstances, and then immediately after the activity had concluded lock them away as if they were the fucking crown jewels. 

If you are the parent of a teenager you have to realize that you have an emotionally unstable individual living under your roof, who at any moment might drive the family car into a building, have unprotected sex with a hobo, or open fire in a mall or high school in response to a broken heart, a failed exam, or a large blemish in the middle of their forehead. 

The rational part of the human brain does not fully develop until at least age 25, THAT is when one should consider allowing that person to access guns. And not before. 

And in the case of a person with a diagnosed behavioral or mental health issue, that time period should be extended to whenever a qualified psychiatrist signs off on their ability to control their impulses and have deemed them emotionally stable. 

Just imagine the number of lives that would be saved if everybody honored those criteria. 

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  3. A. nonymius May 27, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    It was a different world pre-internet.

    Now, most people will Facebook Live a man on fire instead of throwing a bucket of water on him. If it helps their image and gets some clicks.

  4. Anonymous May 27, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    DAMN Skippy! I hope this kid’s father has his guns taken away. He has no sense of personal responsibility. He actually said his murderer son was “the victim”. Perhaps they should both be sterilized too.

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  6. AnotherAnon May 28, 2018 at 7:16 pm


    This should be standard for every parent who has lost a child due to gun violence. Sue whoever is responsible for that gun. How many times have we read in these recent shootings that the shooter was using the parent’s gun or in one case, the parents were given the guns by the police for safe-keeping and then RETURNED THEM TO THE SHOOTER…..TWICE!!!!

    Since nothing has worked, follow the money. And then take it away. Money is all some people understand. When it starts to empty their pocket books and impact their bottom lines, then maybe they’ll start to take our growing gun addition seriously

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