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Firearms in the home: Should parents be held accountable?




L.A. city prosecutors allege the 17-year old boy brought a gun similar to this one, a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun, to his high school in Van Nuys. They are charging his mother with failing to safely secure the gun and others in the home.
L.A. city prosecutors allege the 17-year old boy brought a gun similar to this one, a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun, to his high school in Van Nuys. They are charging his mother with failing to safely secure the gun and others in the home.
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A Los Angeles mother is facing criminal charges this week because her 17-year-old son took a loaded gun to school. 

No one was hurt during the incident at Will Rogers High in Van Nuys back in May, but L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer says it's time for parents to be held more accountable for the supervision of firearms in their home.

Related: Mother faces criminal charges after teenage son takes gun to school

Joining Take Two to examine this case is Stanley Goldman, a Criminal Law professor at Loyola Law School.