Thursday, May 26, 2011

Honolulu School Shooting

According to KITV, a 14-year-old was showing a gun to his friends at Highlands Intermediate School when one student brushed the weapon away with his hand, causing the gun to go off.

The bullet went through a student's jacket, ricocheted off a wall and grazed another student's hand and leg. Only one student was injured, and the teen who brought the weapon was taken into police custody.

The gun, a .45 caliber Glock semi-automatic pistol, was registered to a man who had lost it in December but did not report it stolen or missing until Monday, KHON reported.
I'm a little curious about those reporting laws. It seems odd that there might be no provisions in the law for how one stores his gun but when it gets lost or stolen he must report that to the authorities. Sounds backwards to me. What do you think?

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  1. Oh, look......another presumably legally owned gun that ended up in the wrong hands.

    What a surprise (not).

  2. Although it is unfortunate the gun went off injuring a student, I'd say the guy who brushed the gun away performed a heroic defensive action. Clearly if the gun fired, it was loaded with the safety off. He may very well have saved a life. Kids have been known to point guns at each other in play.

  3. As Eminem said, "Where were the parents at?"