Tuesday, January 1, 2013

8-Year-Old South Carolina Boy Dead in Accidental Shooting - No Charges

Local news reports
Bennettsville Police were called to a home on Fayetteville Avenue, December 30, for an eight year boy who was shot.

LT. Larry Turner said the child was accidentally by a family member.  The child was taken by ambulance to Marlboro Park Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Marlboro County Coroner Tim Brown, identified the child as Easton Brudger, from Clio.  He said Brudger was visiting his father in Bennettsville.  He died from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen.

No charges have been filed yet by the Bennettsville Police Department and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. The investigation continues.
What kind of investigation does it take to determine who was responsible and to charge them? It takes about an hour. Belaboring it with a lengthy investigation and the possibility of no charges because it was just an accident is a disgrace.

Whenever a kid is shot, an adult should be held accountable. 

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.


  1. Some gunsuck NRA moron should be in jail for 20 years.

    1. The control freak way--don't bother investigating. Just do something to look busy.

    2. The investigation doesn't change the facts.

      Someone killed a person through negligence, carelessness, and because they were not as safe and responsible as they believed themselves to be.

      We've heard the story before, over and over.

      Here's the bottom line, no gun in that house, no dead kid in that house.

    3. The investigation establishes the facts. That's the part that your side never gets. The facts can't be decided in advance, based only on your prejudices.

      But the question remains, did you consider yourself safer because you had a gun and a carry license, Dog Gone?

  2. The Second Amendment requires the Blood of Children to keep it Holy.

    1. I'll keep our country with its liberties, rather than have a tyranny that dominates bloodless subjects, rather than defenseless victims picked over by thugs.

    2. Except you incorrectly frame the argument and alternatives.

      We can have safe living children, and have no tyranny, and have very very few guns. We can have all of those, and most countries have all of those.

      You make a false argument. The guns are the tyranny; you are as always the problem, not the solution and sure as hell not the desideratum.

    3. Dog Gone, have you noticed how gun control even now isn't succeeding? Your side is the one that Americans on the whole don't want. But here's a clue: It's possible to have guns and low rates of crime and accidents. We basically have that right now.

      I remind you, though, that at one point, you considered a gun as a part of your security. Your smugness fails to impress me.