A 17-year-old high school senior died Saturday after he was allegedly shot in the chest by his brother. The grieving family said the shooting was accidental.What does "licensed to have a gun" actually mean in Massachusetts? Is that a concealed carry permit or just a permission to own a gun?
Police said several family members were home at the time of the shooting. They said the weapon belonged to the family and that the 21-year-old brother was newly licensed to have a gun. But, investigators are still trying to figure out what happened before the 17-year-old was shot in the chest.
Gun negligence is a family disease. This story shows that more than most. In cases like this where parental supervision was lacking and older children were involved I believe there's only one safe way to go. One strike you're out applies to the entire family.
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