I would think it's safe to assume that he was not only a lawful gun owner gone bad, but one who'd had proper training.Police have arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of manslaughter after he accidentally shot his 17-year-old brother who idolised him.Juab County Sheriff Alden Orme says Cameron Bryce Charlton died in the early morning shooting at Yuba Lake State Park in Utah. His 27-year-old brother, Eric Wayne Charlton, is in custody.'His brother went into the Marine Corps, and that’s all [Cameron] wanted to do when he got older: go into the Marine Corps like his brother did,' said the boys’ grandfather, Stan Charlton.Authorities say the brothers were camping near Yuba Reservoir with about 20 other people.
This is additional evidence that the gun-rights attempt to blame gun violence on criminals is bogus. They themselves are often directly responsible for it.
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.
It's interesting that you refer to an accidental shooting as gun violence, but a car death is a motor vehicle accident. Why aren't all accidents equal? Shouldn't violating one of the rules of driving be considered negligent and therefore be labeled motor vehicle violence?ReplyDelete
Especially when we recognize that accidental shootings are a small part of total injury and death from firearms.Delete
But apparently, this man didn't listen to his training, since he was drinking and playing with guns. As a teacher, I know that I can tell my students everything that they need to know, but they'll absorb only as much of the lesson as they're willing to learn.
By the way, why are you quoting from The Daily Mail? Didn't Dog Gone convince you that it's no better than the National Enquirer?
I thought I mentioned this before, but I use the word "accidental" facetiously.Delete
NEGLIGENCE is what it is. And that's unacceptable with guns.
Greg, it is perfectly fine to use The Daily Mail as a source. We often use the VPC as a source for God's sake! I mean if we allow them, we'll allow anything to be a source.Delete
Another Darwin moment, another dead kid. Yeeeehaaaaa, ride em cowboy. I love the smell of cordite in the morning. This stupid kid is just collateral damage. Fuck him.ReplyDelete
That's exactly what I always say. The gun-rights fanatics consider this kind of thing a small price for, what they call, freedom. The truth is it's convenience they're interested in, and to hell with the collateral damage.Delete
The truth is that you know nothing about us. It's not convenience; it's rights. The "collateral damage" is small and growing smaller. And as you just agreed with us, gun laws have nothing to do with rates of violence.Delete