UK: Another airgun shooting
Airguns in the UK are readily available but they're not banned despite this story:
The mother of a 5-year-old boy who died after being shot by an air rifle has described him as a "gorgeous, cheeky, beautiful, bright little bundle of joy". Joe, is believed to have died after being shot while playing in the garden of a family friend. His mother Emma, 43, said the death was a "tragic accident". She said: "He died in a tragic accident and we love him to infinity and beyond. His death will leave a huge hole in our lives. He will be missed by anyone who knew him, as he touched so many lives.
It is a little worrying when people think 'airguns' are toys and young children are being left with them. Just who was supervising this child? There is no information on the friend who killed this killed the child in the ' accident', and how this person had access to the airgun, the age was not mentioned either.
It should be regarded as a crime not 'downgraded' to a silly accident.
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