Alaska State Troopers say Shawn Strauss on Sunday afternoon was flown from Danger Bay logging camp to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center.
Troopers tell the Kodiak Daily Mirror that Strauss and fellow Evergreen Timber employee Ricky Aschenbrenner took a logging road about 30 miles from the camp for a beachcombing trip.
They were carrying a shotgun for protection from bears.
As Aschenbrenner tried to remove gun from the driver's side of the vehicle, the gun became stuck.
Aschenbrenner tried to free the gun and it fired, striking Strauss.
People who break the safety rules resulting in a negligent discharge, even if they try to blame the gun or the vehicle, should lose their gun rights. These people have proven to be unfit. In almost all cases these incidents that make headlines are not the very first infraction.
Noisemakers work better than shotguns for bear protection, anyway.
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