Prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law. Asshole's an idiot, I'd rather he be in prison than in the general population.
I disagree completely. There is no doubt that he is an idiot; however, calling him an asshole is an entirely different thing. He thought there may be children in trouble and wanted to INVESTIGATE. Yes, he brought a tool along to help "fix" the problem if the situation was what he was told it was. If he had not brought the gun, would you still be seeing his actions in the same light? He clearly was not going to use the gun unless he found something atrocious; otherwise, he would have went in shooting.
Yes, something "bad" should happen to the guy, but do we really need to hang him? Is that what justice should be in America? I am tired of every infraction being grounds for instant and eternal punishment. I don't want to live in that kind of world.