Now that I'm thinking of it another question comes to mind. Do you think the teenager who committed this act of stupidity, which actually led to the death of his friend, had never been instructed in gun safety? Or do you think no matter what education kids receive about firearms, some kids do stupid things? For those youngsters, easy access to guns is a critical factor. What do you think?
A 16-year-old boy was showing off a .357 handgun to a 17-year-old girl when he walked around a corner in his house, and saw the girl's 16-year-old brother, a friend of his, Lt. Ken Landwehr said.
Thinking the gun was unloaded, he pulled the trigger — and shot his friend in the chest.
An investigation revealed the gun had been stolen from the first 16-year-old's grandfather's house, Landwehr said.