A 12 year old kid in Moscow Russia shot a family friend negligently at a shooting range:
At some point, the child apparently jokingly took aim at the people in front of him, and pulled the trigger, fatally hitting the family friend in the head and killing him instantly. While police acknowledge the boy is also at fault for playing around with the loaded weapon, charges are expected to be laid against the instructor for not ensuring the rifle was empty at the time.
Full Story – LiveLeak
NOT cool. Poor kid, I don’t blame him at all… this is 100% the stupidity of the parental supervision that caused this to happen. Wtf… “police acknowledge the boy is at fault for playing around with the loaded weapon”? So police think a 12 year old, or anyone at any age should automatically know that a gun is loaded, and know proper range etiquette? That’s pretty weak they put any blame at all on the kid, unless it could be proven he had tons of experience with firearms and knew that particular one like the back of his hand.
Hat tip: Arthur