Good idea, bad discipline, fatal result
A girl being taught to shoot learned the terrible consequences of a negligent discharge. Let's teach kids to shoot SAFELY! The life you save could be your own.
Full story is here. Quote follows:
"According to the investigation, an ammunition round had jammed in a 9mm Glock that the girl was shooting. Barnhart, whose home they were at, removed the round, reinserted the magazine and cocked it. He then handed the girl the gun butt first, the Sheriff’s Office news release said. When she grabbed the gun by the butt, it discharged hitting Barnhart in the right upper arm area penetrating into his chest.
The 60-year-old [Barnhart] died at the scene.
Videos retrieved there showed that the juvenile shot various types of guns under the supervision of the pair over throughout the day. The Sheriff’s Office said the videos also showed a false sense of security had become clear as the target practice progressed, leading to a disregard of safety issues for gun handling. Details about who did the videotape and why were not provided."
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An a separate train of thought, is it significant that the Glock --renowned for reliability-- jammed? Does that imply anything about the shooting conditions or weapon maintenance? dunno