Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Potato Gun Boy

When minors have gun accidents (yes a potato gun is a gun), the police usually withhold the name of the injured child. Strangely, his cohorts in irresponsibility often get their names in lights. Well, bytes. “A Keene boy was seriously injured Sunday when a potato gun went off in his face in Alstead,” The Keene Sentinel reports. “The boy was with two other youths — Robert Guyette, 18, and Gibson Chase-Pinkney, 19, both of Keene — when he was injured at about 3:30 p.m. in an open field on Griffin Hill Road, according to a news release from the Alstead Police Department. The boy was injured while examining the potato gun after it malfunctioned. The gun went off and shot him in the face. . . He was flown to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.” According to WCAX, he remains in serious condition. So remember: never look down the barrel of a gun unless you KNOW it’s unloaded. And maybe not even then. For example, check out 7:38 into this video.

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