The right to bear arms is a powerful right. Often a man can take a power and never learn how to responsibly use it, especially when it comes to gun ownership. Such is the case for Deander Kelly who used his right to bear arms irresponsibly and will pay for the rest of his life for his misuse. This man from Cincinnati recently man plead guilty in the accidental shooting death of his 11-year-old daughter has been sentenced to six years in prison.
Prosecutors say 34-year-old Deandre Kelley was drunk on January 12 when he fought with his longtime girlfriend and fired two gunshots into the air. Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters argued that Kelley arrived home intoxicated after 2 a.m. and Shanti’s mother and his longtime girlfriend, Tina Lanza, forced him out of the house. Kelley then fired four shots into the air, Deters argued, one of which ended up in a second-story bedroom of the house where Shanti was hiding. The bullet struck her in the chest.
‘This is the end of the road for this enabling,’ Deters said after an earlier court appearance. ‘He needs to be in jail and the rest of them should be looking in the mirror for the reason this little girl is dead.’
Kelley has a lengthy arrest record and has been arrested for drug and alcohol charges. Kelley was convicted in 2003 for assault of two other people.
Tina Lanza was one of several people who physically erupted with emotion and vocal outbursts when Allen read the length of the prison sentence. She and Danielle Lott, who identified herself as Shanti’s aunt, were held in contempt of court after ignoring multiple requests to tone down their behavior, Allen said. Both women will appear in court on Thursday for a contempt hearing.
‘I’ve handled dozens and dozens of child murders in my career,’ prosecutor Piepmeier said,’This is the first time I’ve ever had the mother of a murder victim tell me we’re treating the person that killed her child too harshly. It just makes you scratch your head sometimes, makes you wonder where people are coming from.’
There is a saying by Voltaire that goes ‘With great power comes great responsibility’. Our Founding Fathers shed light on the powers of sovereignty through the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution. Not giving human civil rights, merely declaring what they were. It is not only every American citizens civil right to keep and bear arms but also their responsibility to do so. That means if you don’t have a gun, get one and if you have a gun, train yourself to use it properly and safely. If you do not take upon yourself the responsibility to keep and bear arms you will lose that right and all others as it is the Second Amendment that protects ALL other Bill of Rights.