Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Accidental Shooting of Sister - Big Charges in this Case

The Chicago Tribune reports

Aysheh and his sister, Nawal, were alone in his bedroom in the 4800 block of West Wolfram Street at about 9:10 a.m. Saturday when he showed her a .380 caliber handgun that he said he had “found hidden on the street,” Assistant State’s Atty. Yulia Nikolaevskaya said.

Aysheh took the clip out of the gun, saw that it was empty, put it back and pulled the trigger, Nikolaevskaya said.

“The gun went off and the defendant saw his sister fall to the ground,” Nikolaevskaya said. While he picked her up and carried her out of the house, their other sister called 911 and then hid the gun in a dog food bag in the basement, the prosecutor said.
He was a criminal and gang member, a guy who'd already had a gun conviction, and he still didn't know about the one in the chamber?  How could that be?

Well, when you're dealing with lowlifes you shouldn't expect them to know any better. It's not like lawful gun owners who are almost always safe and responsible, like this one and this one.

What's your opinion?  What can explain the phenomenon of "forgetting the one in the chamber."  I honestly can't understand it.  An absolute novice with guns should know this.

What do you think?  Please leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. 1. I do have to wonder if this was an honor killing. This jerk is clearly a thug. It's possible that he's a thug in other ways.

    2. Criminals are often noted for breaking rules, for--in the terms of Socrates--being ignorant of what's in their own best interest, for not educating themselves. Why are you surprised here?

    3. This happened in Chicago, a city with the kind of gun control that you love. Oh well, when you fail, keep doing the same thing.