When you get late teens dying or wounded by gunfire (the overwhelming majority ), it's more often than not cases like this:
Teen, 15, allegedly shot himself in the head after stealing gunJust three poor innocent children that had their minds taken over by the evil guns.
Houlton Police Chief Butch Asselin said Wednesday that the three teens had planned the burglary earlier that evening with the intent of stealing guns to rob a bank. He said the injured 15-year-old boy loaded a stolen assault rifle in preparation for an armed confrontation with police.
Police found a 15-year-old boy with a head wound who said he had accidentally shot himself.
Asselin said that police knew who the 15-year-old was associated with. They later found Joshua Nason, 18, of Houlton and a 13-year-old boy, also of Houlton.
Or this one:
CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. – A 17-year-old Clearlake Oaks boy has sustained a gunshot wound to the head as the result of an apparent accidental discharge of a handgun.If only we had banned 'assault clips', required all transactions go through FFL dealers, and licensed all the owners these tragedies would never have happened.
Further investigation revealed that the juvenile had told his stepfather he had bought a handgun several weeks prior, but the stepfather had no further information about the alleged transaction, Bauman reported.
H/T to the Joyce Foundation puppet 'blog' 'OhhShoot'