By Bob Owens
Hot brass is simply a fact of life at any firing range. Spent brass is forcefully ejected from self-loading firearms, and sometimes it winds up in contact with human skin. I don’t know of anyone who shoots regularly who hasn’t been burned at least once. Responsible shooters know that when this occurs you always keep your muzzle pointed downrange, no matter how else you respond.
You don’t point the gun up or behind you with your finger on the trigger, because bad things will happen.
Deputies responded to an accidental shooting at the High Noon Gun Shop in Sarasota at 3:15 p.m. on Sunday.
Emergency responders transported a 14-year-old boy, later identified as Stephen Brumby, to Sarasota Memorial hospital with serious injuries. He died at the hospital, according to officials.
The Sarasota Sheriff’s Office combed through the scene, taking out several bags of evidence. Monday, the sheriff’s office released a statement confirming the boy’s father, 64-year-old William “Clayton” Brumby, fired the lethal shot.
Per video evidence and witness accounts, a shell casing had bounced off the wall next to Clayton during target practice and landed in the back of his shirt. He then reached back with his right hand, still holding the gun, …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms