Americans have an almost romantic connection with firearms. The joys of hunting and competitive shooting, necessity of home protection, and fears of losing rights may help explain the popularity of gun ownership. With the proliferation of so many weapons there is a steady stream of incidents involving firearms. Some incidents involving firearms are misunderstandings created by false perceptions and preconceived ideas about people and situations.
An Arizona man was arrested after allegedly discharging a firearm while in the presence of children. The man was in a home with his child and five other children when it is alleged he took out a firearm and pointed it at the children. It is not known how or why the firearm was discharged but no one was injured in the incident. The man surrendered without incident after multiple agencies responded to the weapon discharge. The man was charged with 35 firearm offenses and results from a blood draw are pending.