What's your opinion? Does it make a difference that this was a toy gun? Should it?A 10-year-old girl was transported by helicopter to a Grand Rapids hospital after she was shot in the head by a high-powered air pellet rifle about 3 p.m. Saturday while camping with family on an island in the Pere Marquette River in Custer Township.The girl, a Grand Rapids resident, was reportedly in critical condition following her airlift, according to the Mason County Press. Mason County Sheriff Jeff Fiers said the shooting appeared to have been accidental and was caused when a family member accidentally discharged the weapon, according to reports.
Some people think air-soft and other demi-firearms should be treated like the real thing. I feel even stronger about that.
As far as the parents being held responsible for accidents like this, too often that doesn't happen. It was only an accident, after all. It wasn't a real gun anyway. In this case there was not mention of there being any investigation at all. That's a disgrace.
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