When I think of shooting a black powder gun the words “proceed with caution” come to mind. I’m not saying black powder guns are especially dangerous BUT I am saying . . .
there is a lot more to learn about them. Especially when it comes to loading. And like any gun, things can go very badly wrong, as kticradio.com reports.
Approximately 5:30 .p.m., Nance County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a hunting accident south of Genoa, along the Loup River.
A 13-year-old Shelby girl had been hunting with her father and two family friends, when the black powder gun she was using [not shown] accidentally discharged, striking her. She was pronounced dead at the Genoa Community Hospital.
Nance County Deputies and the Nebraska State Patrol investigated and determined that it was a tragic accident.
Her name is not being released at this time.
We don’t know how exactly the teenage huntress met her untimely demise.
But we do know that keeping your gun — black powder or not — pointed in a safe direction reduces the possibility of a fatal shooting accident to almost zero. But not entirely.