May 23, 2015 11:30 am -


The Michigan family of a 12-year-old mentally impaired boy who ‘accidentally’ fired a gun through a wall, and killed a family friend says the boy had never played with guns before, according to WOOD-TV. The problem is, it only takes one time. The family adds that he doesn’t understand what he did. Debbie Christner, 28, who…


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14 responses to 12-Year Old Fires Gun, Kills Friend In Next Room

  1. Larry Schmitt May 23rd, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    A mentally impaired boy And the father didn’t do everything he could to keep the gun safe? Now he’s an emotionally scarred mentally impaired boy.

    • F_cons May 23rd, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      Just give him a few more guns and he and everyone around him will be safe and secure!

  2. Obewon May 23rd, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    At 6:00 a.m. Friday at a home in Kalamazoo. Oh boy! A 20-gauge shotgun and a shell. Boom! Hummel says the boy had been taking gun safety classes. Proving once again why ‘USA’s 31% of gun owner households cause 2/3 of all U.S. homicides by shooting 22 to 43 times more friends and family than any intruder.’-CDC FBI.

  3. Gina May 23rd, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Should a mentally impaired boy have gun safety classes?

    • William May 24th, 2015 at 9:01 am

      “Should a mentally impaired boy have gun safety classes?”
      My irony meter just twitched.

  4. arc99 May 23rd, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Right wingers, you blame the President for Baltimore.

    I blame the NRA for this and every other needless death by firearms. More guns in more homes do not make us safer and as long as the NRA keeps propagating the lie that they do, they have blood on their hands.

    • F_cons May 23rd, 2015 at 4:08 pm

      How can you believe that? If there was a good guy with a few hundred guns, this danger would have been killed before he could have been a bad guy with only one illegal gun

  5. tracey marie May 23rd, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    No one in that family is capable of dealing with the young man. A mentally disabled boy who knew enough to lie, get the keys, unlock the safe and load a gun is well enough to understand what he did. Shame on you for allowing this tragedy

    • thinkingwomanmillstone May 24th, 2015 at 9:32 am

      It sounds much more likely that the careless grandfather is making up crap to take the blame off of himself. I always do this but I forgot this time. I always do that but I forgot. The boy did this but didn’t mean it. blah,blah, blah. No personal responsibility from the gun owner, though. Typical.

  6. allison1050 May 24th, 2015 at 8:27 am

    The boy is mentally impaired yet intelligent enough to take gun safety classes??

    • William May 24th, 2015 at 8:58 am

      Excellent point.
      It would be like giving Ray Charles driving lessons no?

      • allison1050 May 24th, 2015 at 11:00 am

        Yep it would.

    • zenia May 24th, 2015 at 11:24 pm

      …just thinking the same thing…somebody is NOT telling the truth and this boy mentally impaired or not should be REMOVED from the home period.

      • allison1050 May 25th, 2015 at 6:18 am