The bolt was pulled back and locked open, [Kitsap County Sheriff's Office spokesman Scott] Wilson said. "All the kid did was drop the shell in the chamber, touch the bolt release and pull the trigger," Wilson said. "He had probably seen his dad do it a hundred times."How many times do you think this responsible gun owner gave his son the Eddie Eagle lesson of never touching a gun? I'll bet he did it plenty, which makes him doubly stupid, once for giving a kid a live round and twice for thinking a kid's curiosity and longing to imitate dad could be overcome with some silly NRA instructions.
I know I'm reading a lot into the story. But, if he never attempted to teach the kid the Eddie Eagle lesson and gave him a shell and left the shotgun within reach, he'd be even worse.
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