If you don’t believe your handgun is your friend, just ask William Brumby of Sarasota, Florida. Mr. Brumby recognizes the 2nd Amendment gives every citizen the right to keep and bear arms. He also recognizes that this is a safeguard to his right to ensure his own safety and that of his family, and he appears to diligently exercise that right. He is perfectly comfortable living with his decision to keep and bear arms:
A Florida man who authorities say accidentally shot and killed his 14-year-old son at a shooting range is blaming himself — not the gun — for the death.
Clayton Brumby, 64, told The Tampa Bay Times that a smoking hot shell casing went down the back of his shirt, causing him to flail his arms at High Noon Guns, where the Sarasota family had gone Sunday afternoon for shooting practice. His finger was still on the trigger of a .22 semiautomatic Ruger SR22, which fired.
He heard his 24-year-old son yell, “Dad, Stephen’s been shot.”
The bullet ricocheted off the ceiling and struck the teen in the jugular vein, Brumby told the newspaper.
“The gun didn’t kill my boy,” he said. “I did.”
He said the gun belonged to his 12-year-old daughter.
It’s heartening to see that Mr. Brumby is not deflected by minor setbacks in his determination to keep his family safe, especially his daughter, who is learning responsible gun ownership at an early age.