http://www.abqjournal.com/423854/news/police-man-left-11yearold-with-gun.html "The girl [age 11] told police her dad, later identified as 41-year-old John Ruiz, left her with the gun to protect herself, and does so when he leaves her alone to run errands, according to the complaint" A nosy neighbor spotted the weapon and called police. The dad is charged with Child Abuse. No shots, no fights, ... seems wrong to me. Now the question is why did the dad fear for the girls safety? and if he truely was in fear, why did he leave her alone?