Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.A man is dead after his 6-year-old grandson accidentally pulled the trigger of his uncle’s unattended rifle during a barbecue at the family’s home.Juan Manuel Martinez Jr., the 6-year-old’s uncle, was having a barbecue with his father Juan Martinez Sr. on Sunday May 25th.The two, along with a friend who was visiting, were drinking beer and snorting cocaine while socializing, according to the arrest affidavit.While hanging out, Martinez Jr., 28, went to his room and retrieved an assault rifle to show to his friend.While outside, Martinez Jr. removed the magazine, looked inside, and reinserted it into the magazine well. The family friend didn’t wish to touch the rifle, according to the affidavit, but it was then handed to his father, Martinez Sr., who then placed it on a table near the barbecue.Martinez Sr.’s grandson then grabbed the rifle and pulled the trigger which struck the grandfather in the right side of the chest.
Friday, May 30, 2014
6 year old Florida boy shoots grandfather with assault rifle
A 6 year old Florida boy got his hands on an AK-47 assault type rifle that was left on a table and accidentally shot and killed his grandfather with the gun. From an article: