It's a heartbreaker.
The thing I can't get over is that on blogs like Snowflakes in Hell and Say Uncle, where you've got thousands of readers, not a single incident like this is ever reported. According to those guys these incidents happen to other people not to them. Gun owners are more responsible than your average folks, at least that's what they say.
Well, I don't buy it. I say that among the readership of the popular gun blogs you've got all kinds of problem people. You've got the ones who allow negligent discharges to take place, you've even got the ones with anger issues who misuse the gun from time to time. In a group so large, you've got drunks and drug addicts, you've got the "hidden criminals" as well as the defiant ones who say "bad laws be damned." Of course none of this ever sees the light of day because it wouldn't be consistent with their misleading message.
Nicholas Naumkin is dead. I blame the owner of the gun who somehow allowed his 12-year-old access to it.
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