“I view threats to that freedom as seriously as I do threats to my right to vote, or speak freely, or worship as I please,” he wrote.
In that same column, Harmon wrote he had belonged to the National Rifle Association from the day of his first paycheck.
The article says "showing the weapon to a teenage visitor". Not showing him how to use it. Regardless, apparently the kid was handed a loaded weapon inside a home when he either had absolutely no idea how to use it or very certainly did.
One of the problems with everyone insisting on exercising their constitutional rights is that not everyone is qualified to do so wisely.