Police say the gun went off when the boy jokingly pointed it at his older brother, hitting him in the chest. Carson later died at an Indianapolis hospital.I'm sorry, officer, but that's wrong; well meant, but wrong. I know you want to spare the parents and, for some reason, the shooter, but you know and I know and, sure as God made little green apples, the shooter knows that his finger pulled that trigger. Guns don't just "go off" by themselves.
Bowen says the shooting "was clearly an accident" and he doesn't expect any charges to be filed against the boy.
According to neighbors, the young men were familiar with guns and firearm safety.If the boys were familiar with the firearms safety, then why did the younger one act like he was a contestant in a "How Many Of The Four Rules Can You Break At Once" shoot-off?
"The boys hunt all the time. They've always used guns. They know how to handle guns," said Wiles.
Let's review the Four Rules:
- All guns are always loaded.
- Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
- Keep your $%^&@#$ booger hook off the &*%$#@& bang switch.
- Be sure of your target and what's beyond it.