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Sunday, August 14, 2022

A Meriden [CT] father accidentally shot his 17-year-old son on Friday afternoon while allegedly teaching the boy about firearms, police said.

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...The teen was shot once near his shoulder with a 9mm handgun around 3:05 p.m. on Friday on Forest Avenue, according to the Meriden Police Department.

The boy's father allegedly accidentally shot him while he "had been showing him the weapon," police said.

"The father was planning on getting his son acclimated with firearms in order to begin firearms training at a local gun range in the near future," the police department said in a statement.

The boy was taken to the hospital in an ambulance and then transferred to a trauma center by Life Star, police said. On Saturday, police said the teen remained hospitalized and was in stable condition.

No one else was injured in the shooting, police said. ...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-14 01:07 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Tots and pears. This guy was training a new generation of gun nutz.

What could go wrong?

#2 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-08-14 02:03 PM | Reply

I bet the son rejects firearms training at the local gun range in the near future.

#3 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2022-08-14 02:07 PM | Reply

"One thing you never want to do is point a gun at someone, like I'm doing now, and then pull the trigger, because... **BLAM!**

"Oops."

#4 | Posted by cbob at 2022-08-14 06:00 PM | Reply

Proven fact: owning a gun lowers your IQ.

Prove me wrong.

#5 | Posted by Angrydad at 2022-08-14 07:06 PM | Reply

If only the kid had a gun too, this wouldn't have happened.
-NRA Republicans

#6 | Posted by Sycophant at 2022-08-14 07:10 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

I doubt any lessons were learned.

#7 | Posted by bored at 2022-08-14 07:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Prolly showing the kid his famous fast draw technique.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-14 07:22 PM | Reply

Hopefully young Mr. Baldwin makes a full recovery.

#9 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-08-14 07:25 PM | Reply

I'll wager the boys mother's name came out of dads pie hole a few milliseconds before daddy-o pulled the trigger, and the word "-----" was also uttered ...

#10 | Posted by catdog at 2022-08-14 07:40 PM | Reply

Negligent gun owner should lose his right to own firearms.

#11 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-08-14 08:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

But guns and manly love and stuff!
Rigtwing hoohah, and manly strutting and stuff!
NRA blathering, and mindless tool accepting and stuff!

...and the gun violence goes on,
and people die and stuff...

#12 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-08-15 06:21 AM | Reply

Little nick never hurt anyone. Don't think of it as just another gun eff-up. Think of it as a rite of passage. You're welcome.
~ Wayne La Pareee
Firearm$ Feti$hi$t

#13 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-08-15 06:36 AM | Reply

youtu.be

#14 | Posted by ScottE at 2022-08-15 01:18 PM | Reply

kid musta "accidentally" found dadd-eh's meth stash and an argument ensued.

#15 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2022-08-15 02:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So, this is obviously illegal and he needs to be prosecuted, right?

Because that is what conservatives kept saying about Baldwin's situation.

How is this any different (other than the fact that this guy was lucky enough not to kill his kid)?

I know the difference... Baldwin is a liberal and this guy sounds like a conservative. And conservatives are above the law, while liberals are supposed to be prosecuted under laws that don't exist.

#16 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2022-08-16 09:22 AM | Reply

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