According to the Omaha World-Herald, Seth Rennie was awfully proud of his new .410 shotgun. So proud, in fact, that the 20-year-old wanted to show it to his mother. Why that included pointing it in her direction really isn’t really clear.
While showing her how to use the shotgun, which Rennie thought was unloaded, a shot was fired, he told police.
The woman was struck in the lower chest and upper abdomen.
At least the report didn’t say “the gun went off.”
“Seth admitted his finger was on the trigger and that he was not as responsible of a gun owner as he previously believed,” the report states.
As understatements go, that’s a doozie. Rennie has been charged with felony reckless use of a firearm resulting in serious injury and could spend as much as ten years in the klink.
The woman told police it was an accident, investigators said. The investigation has not shown proof of any intent, they added.
We certainly hope she recovers. Don’t be that guy. Know the four rules of firearms safety — they’re simple and easy to learn — and whatever you do, don’t be that guy.