If this man did not properly secure his firearm.. and it certainly looks impossibleÂ* that he did secure it in any way, much less in an effective one, then I agree.. he should be put UNDER the jail.
I do not mean to lessen the truly horrific results of this action on his part.. it is beyond tragic.. but I do wonder if this (relatively?) isolated incident we be used as a sort of a "See? We told you so." talking point, used by antis to try to rally the sheep into mandating trigger locks, or even worse.
Perhaps I am overly worried.. but I can not help but feel in my guts, that someone will try to use this as a platform, when all that really matters is the boy's death and his father's negligence. Some of the comments to the article already have begun to pile up in that direction... rather than simply blaming the IDIOCY of the father, it feels like once again the call will be to blame the "Evil non-trigger locked gun."