I was thinking....ahh the futility of gun laws. All they do is restrict the rights of non criminals. The father, who was on parole, wasn't supposed to be in the same house as a gun and yet, here he was, carrying one. You think he said "Oh darn, I don't have my special government issued permission slip, otherwise known as a CCW licence, I guess i'd better not carry this gun"? Most likely, he didn't give a shit. And he couldn't have got the gun legally, because he couldn't walk into a shop and get one, so it most likely was stolen or bought off the street.