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ADMIN:  As members of the old forum and this one know I post all of these I see.  Why?  Because there is no such thing as being to cautious with deadly weapons.    This was a gift intended to honor a young mans achievement but he was not ready to own one.   Breaks my heart and I feel for both families.  As gun owners we have a responsibility to make sure anyone we give a gun to or even take on the range with us to shoot our guns is ready for such a serious responsibility.   Tell others about this story as it might make them think before they give a gun to anyone not ready to own one.  Here is the heart breaking story:

A Tennessee teen was allegedly admiring a gun he received for graduation when he accidentally shot and killed his girlfriend.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said Brennan Fields, 18, had just been given the firearm as a high school graduation gift from the dad of his 19-year-old girlfriend, Lucina Luna.

He was showing off the new gun at her Arlington home when he accidentally shot Luna in the stomach, according to news station WMC.

Luna was rushed to a local hospital where she died from her injuries.

Authorities do not plan to file charges against Fields.

“By all indications, there was no intent for this to happen,” Shelby County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Earle Farrell told WMC.

 

Friends of the couple said they were “distraught” over Luna’s sudden death and concerned about Fields.

“This is going to hurt real bad for him. Like he’s not going to get over this for a long time. I am just worried about Brennan really and her parents too,” friend Kara Stubblefield said.


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The Four Rules must be learned by anyone who intends to fire a gun. They must demonstrate that they know the meaning of each of them. Every 4-H Shooting Sports session I lead starts with a safety briefing and quiz. We've had 0 accidents in 11 years. 
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