Posts Tagged ‘Safety’

…a lesson in gun safety, learned the hard and most awful way that it can be learned.

My Gramps had a saying: “The unloaded gun kills, and a dull knife cuts.”
That is exactly what happened to someone recently, and I think that lesson needs to be passed on to all.

Here, a young man who should have known better, but probably ignored that little voice in his head that was screaming to not do it.
He was showing off his gun to someone, pointed it at an object thinking that the gun was unloaded and pulled the trigger. That wasn’t the first mistake. He also pointed the gun in the direction of someone down range who was behind the “target” which is where we get the tragedy.

Never, never, never point a gun, loaded, or not, at something that you do not intend to shoot. There is no excuse for the consequences that will follow carelessness.
In this case, a little girl is dead because of it.

Please refer to what my Gramps said to me and my cousins over and over until it was ingrained in our heads. It could save the life of someone you love.

Man pleads guilty to girl’s shooting death

BARSTOW • Before a word was said at the final court hearing for Justin DeBois, a man who accidentally shot and killed a 9-year-old girl last year, he sat in his chair, put his head down and sobbed.

The Barstow 22-year-old wept through most of the hearing where he pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to two years in jail. He was released from custody that day as he received credit for time served and good behavior.

Nearly all in the Barstow Superior Court room shed tears as Deputy District Attorney Shannon Faherty read the family’s victim impact statements.

Though he grew up around guns, DeBois was showing off to Ann’s older sister in July 2011, when he aimed at a soda can and pulled the trigger of what he thought was an unloaded gun.

He looked over, he told police, and saw Ann grab her face and fall to the ground. (Emphasis mine).