Bradenton teen, 15, accidentally shoots friend while playing with gun

More need for adults to be knowledgeable of firearm safety at home.


I always have a huge issue in believing these “accidental” shootings are truly such. Why would someone point a firearm at another and pull the trigger if the intent was not to harm?

I guess the golden rules were ingrained in me at such a young age, I can’t imagine pointing a firearm at someone, unless it was in self-defense/defense of others. It is likely as you stated, there is no one at home to teach them the rules.

On the flip-side of that, it isn’t like, after countless hours of TV and movie violence using firearms, that one would not know that firearms are deadly weapons. My suspicion is that most of these are not due to ignorance, but malice, or just not caring if the person gets injured or killed, that is until they get prosecuted.


I know I’m a pain in the ass again but… he did not accidentally shot friend… he shot his friend by negligent actions.
Yes it was tragic accident, but caused by negligence, not by accident. :face_with_symbols_over_mouth:


Yep, Never point at anything loaded or empty we dont intend to destroy :us: