A 52-year-old man legally purchased an AK-47 because he was a-skeered of President Obama taking away his guns and rights and freedoms.
He even passed a background check, but see, he appears to have a bit of a temper. He admitted having a physical confrontation with his wife and daughter during which he felt the need to point the unloaded assault weapon at them. He said he knew it was unloaded. He made sure of it, in fact.
Ah, so that makes it okay to scare the living crap out of his family. Got it.
Terrorizing your child and spouse with an assault rifle is just dandy so long as you don’t kill them, accidentally or intentionally. Check.
Freedom of child abuse at the point of an AK-47! Second Amendment remedies! Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness! Let freedom ring!
But only bad guys use guns this way, not fine upstanding family men with nearly straight-A kids, right? Isn’t that how the argument goes? Come on, America, give the Family Man and military-style gun ownership a pass.
A St. Paul man has been charged with terroristic threats for pointing an AK-47 rifle at his daughter during an argument over the fact that she got two B’s instead of straight A’s in school. [...]
In an interview with the social worker, the victim said they were arguing about her grades when she swore at her father and said she “hated” him. At that point, Bartashevitch grabbed his newly-purchased gun and pointed it at his daughter. [...]
Kirill Bartashevitch is charged with two counts of terroristic threats for pointing the gun at his daughter and wife. Bail was set at $20,000 with the conditions Bartashevitch have no contact with his daughter or wife.
He could get five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. His family got traumatized and could have gotten killed.
Family values my ass.