In my first week of working in the ER, we had two kids killed by gun stupidity. On my very first shift, it was a 12 year old boy. He and his brother had found their dad's .22 rifle in a closet. They had a tug 'o war over the rifle to determine which one was going to play with it first. The kid at the muzzle end lost, and took a round at contact distance right into his descending aorta. He came in under CPR, and we cracked his chest, but no cigar. He’d already bled out. The second one was later in the week and much like the OP's story..... a teenaged boy—the son of a cop—and his cousin found the boy's father's backup piece, a little .380. Believing the gun to be unloaded, he pointed it at his cousin's head in jest.....and this is where the stupidly reaches Ludicrous Level....the cousin dares him to pull the trigger.....and he actually pulls it. The result was a nice neat hole dead-center of the victim's forehead, and an exit wound behind his left ear with a lot of gray matter leaking out of it. I use the term "victim" loosely, since he was stupid enough to actually dare the kid to pull the trigger. The kid who shot him has to live with this now, but it’s hard to feel sorry for someone that stupid.
Evolution is a harsh mistress.
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- Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:53 am
- Forum: Never Again!!
- Topic: TX: An unloaded gun went off and killed a Houston 15 year old.
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