Skip to comments.NJ man shoots 11-year-old nephew dead while demonstrating laser sight on his forehead
Posted on 05/05/2014 11:32:22 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
An 11-year-old New Jersey boy was shot dead over the weekend when his uncle was showing off a number of guns that he thought were unloaded, and pointed one with a laser sight at the childs forehead.
The Pocono Record reported that State Police responded to reports of shots fired in a gated community in Delaware Township at around 5:35 p.m. on Saturday.
According to a police report, the 11-year-old child was visiting the home of his grandfather. The boy allegedly asked his uncle, 34-year-old Chad Olm, who lives in the basement, to see his gun collection.
Olm told police that he opened his security safe and began showing his weapons to the nephew, and his son, who was also present. He insisted that he did not keep the guns loaded.
After letting the boys handle three handguns a .357 Magnum revolver, a .22 revolver and a 9 mm he then pulled out a Glock 27 .40-caliber handgun that was equipped with a laser sight.
Olm stated that he did not check to see if there was a round in the chamber, but said that the handgun did not have a magazine in it. Olm said that he pointed the laser at the walls and ceiling. And then he pointed it at his nephew.
Look, you have a red dot on your forehead, Olm recalled one of the boys saying.
Olm said that when the nephew reached out for the gun, he pulled the trigger. A single bullet struck the child above the eye, causing him to start bleeding and fall over.
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Idiot. There is no such thing as an unloaded firearm.
I would say:
Col. Coopers gun safety rules:
1. All guns are always loaded. Even if they are not, treat them as if they are.
2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy. (For those who insist that this particular gun is unloaded, see Rule 1.)
3. Keep your finger off the trigger till your sights are on the target. This is the Golden Rule. Its violation is directly responsible for about 60 percent of inadvertent discharges.
4. Identify your target, and what is behind it. Never shoot at anything that you have not positively identified.
but I think this one is covered by “never go full retard”
Duuugh.. democrats/rinos with guns..
Stupid people should not own guns....there should be a test for IQ when purchasing them.
“Idiot” doesn’t even begin to cover it.
What a moron. I can’t believe he wouldn’t double-check that before letting that happen.
Prayers up for the little boy. Wow...this is just unbelievable.
Yup, a good friend of mine was teaching me about firearms. He said all guns were always loaded....good advice!
34 year old living in his parent’s basement with a gun collection. No red flags there.
Unbelievable that someone in law enforcement doesn’t know to tell those kids you NEVER point any gun at anything you cannot safely shoot at. My God I am almost paranoid in handling any gun that it never point in the wrong place.
Stupid idiot. A boy who hasn’t even shaken hands with life yet is gone.
May God welcome this precious child into paradise where there are no more tears, and no more sorrow.
And may God have mercy on your soul, Mr. Olm.
This is making me want to be sick. I’m heartbroken for the guy who did this and the kid’s family, what should of been a quick educational session turned into something worse than I can imagine. I’m heartbroken.
I know the man is horrified and incredibly remorseful, but this is Criminally Negligent Homicide, and the guy needs to go down for it.
‘Red dotting’ another innocent human being is beyond stupid.
Sometimes stupid really does hurt, and this guy will remember that forever
Everything has RULE NUMBER ONE.
Aircraft Carrier Rule Number One is STAY OFF OF THE FLIGHT DECK UNDERWAY!!!!
Firearm Rule Number One is THE GUN IS ALWAYS LOADED!!!
Violation of Rule Number One can get you or someone else DEAD!
Hmm, 34 and living in his parents basement - that could be part of the problem right there....
IQ doesn't necessarily correlate with common sense.
No words. What a horribly stupid and senseless tragedy.