Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

13-year old Tennessee boy shot at gun range

A 13-year old boy was at a firing range with his family in Cheatham County, Tennessee, when he was unintentionally shot in the abdomen while retrieving targets, when someone moved some guns on a bench and one of them was unintentionally discharged.  Luckily the wound was not life-threatening.

From an article:

The boy, whose identity and hometown was not released, was shot with a .22 single action revolver, said Randy Cromer, who oversees the CMWA.
He was taken by Life Flight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Cromer said the boy was there with his father and another family member. They were checking on their targets when the shooting occurred.
He said several firearms were on a bench when a woman moved them and that's when the revolver discharged, hitting the boy in the lower abdomen.
Cromer said the injuries appear to be non-life threatening.
He added that several people were at the firing range when the incident occurred.
The incident is being investigated.
The firing range is on Headquarters Road off Griffintown Road in the Petway Road.

Aren't shooting ranges supposed to be places of increased gun safety?

1 comment:

  1. Its about proper education, training and vigilance. All the ranges I go to have a ceasefire called when its time to check targets. Guns are placed on the tables and everyone who is not checking targets must stay behind a painted line four feet from the guns. Line officers patrol up and down watching for safety violations. My problem is too many people don't take safety seriously enough.


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