Florida dad: ‘The gun didn’t kill my boy. I did’
The Florida father whose son was shot by accident at world’s”safest” shooting range is blaming himself.
“The gun didn’t kill my boy. I did,” 64-year-old William Clayton Brumby told CNN in an interview published Tuesday.
“Every round in the gun is your responsibility,” he added. “When it fires you need to stand to account for it it. That’s what I’ve spent the last two days doing, accounting for my operating error.”
Brumby fatally shot his son Stephen in what he deemed “a very freak accident” at the High Noon Gun Range. After firing a round, an empty shell casing reportedly ricocheted off the wall and fell into the back of William Brumby’s shirt. While trying to fish it out with his right hand, which was holding the handgun, he accidentally fired the weapon at Stephen, who was standing directly behind him.