2. When are everyday acts punishable?
The case raises the fundamental legal question under which circumstances so-called everyday actions can be made the subject of a criminal charge.
This question also arose a few years ago in a similar case, when the father of a juvenile amok runner had been accused in Winnenden of not properly storing the weapon that the son had later used as a weapon in a gun cabinet. At that time, it was also a question of whether the father, who had a legal gun possession permit, was aware of the mental illness.