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NJ man shoots 11-year-old nephew dead while demonstrating laser sight on his forehead
The Pocono Record ^ | 05-04-2014 | Beth Brelje

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 child’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at poconorecord.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: banglist; gun; laser; nephew; newjersey
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1 posted on 05/05/2014 11:32:23 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: PaulCruz2016

Idiot. There is no such thing as an unloaded firearm.


2 posted on 05/05/2014 11:33:24 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

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”


3 posted on 05/05/2014 11:34:02 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: PaulCruz2016

Duuugh.. democrats/rinos with guns..


4 posted on 05/05/2014 11:34:14 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Stupid people should not own guns....there should be a test for IQ when purchasing them.


5 posted on 05/05/2014 11:34:32 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: Lurker

“Idiot” doesn’t even begin to cover it.


6 posted on 05/05/2014 11:35:17 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: PaulCruz2016

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.


7 posted on 05/05/2014 11:35:20 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: Lurker

Yup, a good friend of mine was teaching me about firearms. He said all guns were always loaded....good advice!


8 posted on 05/05/2014 11:36:22 AM PDT by Bobalu (What cannot be programmed cannot be physics)
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To: PaulCruz2016

34 year old living in his parent’s basement with a gun collection. No red flags there.


9 posted on 05/05/2014 11:37:31 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: PaulCruz2016

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.


10 posted on 05/05/2014 11:39:49 AM PDT by Williams
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To: PaulCruz2016

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.


11 posted on 05/05/2014 11:40:06 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

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.


12 posted on 05/05/2014 11:44:11 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: PaulCruz2016
WTF. All firearms rules, ignored.

I know the man is horrified and incredibly remorseful, but this is Criminally Negligent Homicide, and the guy needs to go down for it.

13 posted on 05/05/2014 11:45:24 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

‘Red dotting’ another innocent human being is beyond stupid.


14 posted on 05/05/2014 11:45:35 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Bulwyf

Sometimes stupid really does hurt, and this guy will remember that forever


15 posted on 05/05/2014 11:46:42 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

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!


16 posted on 05/05/2014 11:47:33 AM PDT by fredhead (Join the Navy and see the world.....77% of which is covered in water.)
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To: PaulCruz2016
"...34-year-old Chad Olm, who lives in the basement..."

Hmm, 34 and living in his parents basement - that could be part of the problem right there....

17 posted on 05/05/2014 11:47:35 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Dallas59
....there should be a test for IQ when purchasing them.

IQ doesn't necessarily correlate with common sense.

18 posted on 05/05/2014 11:47:49 AM PDT by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

No words. What a horribly stupid and senseless tragedy.


19 posted on 05/05/2014 11:47:53 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: PaulCruz2016

A-hole.


20 posted on 05/05/2014 11:48:14 AM PDT by ZULU (Devil Patrick FREE Justina Pelletier!!!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Glock 27 .40-caliber........man that’s horrible.


21 posted on 05/05/2014 11:48:41 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: PaulCruz2016
If that were me I'd fervently hope that within 5 minutes of realizing that the kid was dead that I would put a round into my *own* forehead.
22 posted on 05/05/2014 11:56:36 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Question:

When is it ever okay to point a gun at anybody?

Answer:

Only when you intend to kill that person.


23 posted on 05/05/2014 11:57:04 AM PDT by Obadiah (I like Krabby Patties.)
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To: glorgau
34 year old living in his parent’s basement with a gun collection. No red flags there.

At the very least...loser.Possibly even brain damaged or schizophrenic.

24 posted on 05/05/2014 11:58:39 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: glorgau

None whatsoever!

The damn loser ought to be treated to the same “accident” that his poor nephew was on the receiving end of.

Yet ammo for liberal gun-haters to use against us.


25 posted on 05/05/2014 11:59:11 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: fredhead

Electrical Repair Rule Number One is SWITCH THE POWER OFF AT THE BREAKER BOX


26 posted on 05/05/2014 12:03:13 PM PDT by riverdawg
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To: Williams

My gun never crosses a plane with an inappropriate object in it’s direct line of fire. I have had guns pointed at me countless times in my life. Almost without exception when I raised the issue, it was dismissed by the person who made the infraction.

No gun is ever to be considered to be unloaded. You never point it at someone. You absolutely never point it at someone AND pull the trigger.

The damage that could be caused by not adhering to these policies would be more than I could bear. Therefore I avoid ever having to.


27 posted on 05/05/2014 12:05:58 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: thorvaldr

I’ve never liked the “the gun is always loaded” thing. Until you check it you assume it is loaded. THEN YOU CHECK IT!! Then you always TREAT it as if it was loaded.

A friend of a friend was showing off his fancy H&K bullpup years ago. I asked him to show me that it was unloaded. He argued that it WAS unloaded. I left - the guy had more money than brains.

Even with toy guns it took me awhile to get used to my boy when he was young playing with them and “shooting” people with it. We visited an old hunting buddy of mine and he told my son not to point the toy gun at him or anyone or he would take it away. I agreed with my friend and told my son. Yes - it did end up getting taken away for the day!


28 posted on 05/05/2014 12:06:22 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: PaulCruz2016

In the past four decades, I have never picked up a firearm without checking whether it was loaded (chamber included, of course!). Even after checking, I have never treated an “unloaded” firearm like it was unloaded. If one of my kids pulled a stunt with pointing an “empty” firearm at another person, they would never again touch a firearm until age 18, and even then never in my presence for life.


29 posted on 05/05/2014 12:07:44 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: woweeitsme

A common mistake is to eject a round with the magazine still in, then let the magazine drop. The ‘thinking’ is that the gun is now empty. Well, what actually happens is another round is loaded in the chamber.

ALWAYS drop the magazine first, THEN eject the round that is still in the chamber.


30 posted on 05/05/2014 12:11:43 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: MichaelCorleone
I'm sure Olm is racked with guilt, as he should be, but I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. May he find it within himself to one day forgive himself for what he did. The boy is in a better place, the family will be in torment for a very long time over this momentary lapse of judgment with an eternity of repercussions attached.
31 posted on 05/05/2014 12:14:22 PM PDT by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV), Luke 22:36 (NIV))
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To: PaulCruz2016

Kinda on the subject, it speaks to the everlasting ignorance of some people.
I have a German Shepherd Dog. I am always amazed when people walk up to us and ask “ does your dog bite? “ My standard answer is “ all dogs bite and this one is particularly proficient “.

GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED!

If the libtards needed a poster child for why people shouldn’t have guns, this would be the guy. I’m sure we haven’t heard the last of this.
Prayers for the child.


32 posted on 05/05/2014 12:15:05 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08 (SEND BITCOIN 1CYfujvffxKKPHKvrQvLP3CDb3Z5Lu7LwM)
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To: DoughtyOne

Out in the field the otherwise most conscientious people will allow their muzzle to point in your direction, especially when held over their shoulder walking across a field. Often these are the same folks who will remind me of safety precautions. It is always good to be reminded.


33 posted on 05/05/2014 12:15:23 PM PDT by Williams
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To: PaulCruz2016

Hang the idiot....


34 posted on 05/05/2014 12:15:40 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: PaulCruz2016

There is no other word to attach to this but murder.


35 posted on 05/05/2014 12:29:19 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever
There is no other word to attach to this but murder.

Sorry, but murder requires intent to kill (except the case of felony murder in which a participant in a crime resulting in death is charged with murder). Negligent homicide, probably.

36 posted on 05/05/2014 12:45:00 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

“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.”

The idiot, Mr Olm - not his gun, killed his nephew.


37 posted on 05/05/2014 12:48:12 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: JimRed

Sorry, but if one points a loaded weapon at an 11 year old child’s forehead and pulls the trigger, they are a murderer.


38 posted on 05/05/2014 12:49:32 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Williams

I agree, mentioning safe gun measures is a good idea. If done without someone being on the spot, they may be more receptive, recognizing in themselves the need for improvement.

I grew up in Missouri, spent time in Arkansas, and Texas.

When I would go out in the country with my trusty twenty-two or a shotgun, I would walk holding the gun with my hand over the trigger guard.

The gun was never pointed up. It was always pointed at the ground. I followed far enough behind the person in front of me that the gun would never be aimed at their feet, or in an angle that a round might ricochet off an object and hit them, at least as much as was humanly possible.

Even though the safety was on, I took no chance that a small branch would hit the trigger and fire the weapon by accident.

I took every precaution I could think of to prevent an accident.

Sometimes I see folks who take no precautions at all.

I’ve seen some folks wave high powered weapons across the field of a group of people, then within minutes attempt to correct someone else for something that wasn’t actually a problem.

It’s just strange the thinking of some folks.

The pointing of a weapon in the wrong direction is so deeply instilled within me, that when I went to a skeet range I was a very strange experience for me. The backdrop of the firing zone was an active freeway perhaps 300 yards perhaps a little more away.

It was so strange to be firing in that direction, even though the discharged amo would never reach the traffic.


39 posted on 05/05/2014 12:51:33 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: PaulCruz2016

Chad Olm- The Shooter.

40 posted on 05/05/2014 12:53:31 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: PaulCruz2016
Following the gun safety rules would have prevented this.

You can't fix stupid.

41 posted on 05/05/2014 12:54:48 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: riverdawg

Electrical Repair Rule Number One is SWITCH THE POWER OFF AT THE BREAKER BOX


#2. Test anyway (there may be more than one branch in the box).

#3. After testing, brush the back of your finger against the bare wire (if live, it will sting/tingle, but your twitch reflex will be away from the wire as your hand spasms closed.

#4. Avoid ladders, or have a helper. A major cause of electrical worker death/disability is the head injury from the fall following a zap.


42 posted on 05/05/2014 12:54:58 PM PDT by Freeping Since 2001
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To: Lurker

I could never point a gun loaded or not at anyone. But how the ???? can someone point at someone the love, forehead and and then PULL the trigger?

I would say it’s premeditated murder if the gun is empty and murder if not. Inexcusable. I have grown up with guns an know that a gun is only as dangerous as the one who’s holding it.


43 posted on 05/05/2014 12:55:57 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (Don't forget love)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal
Yet ammo for liberal gun-haters to use against us.

Exactly. According to liberals, competent and responsible firearm owners should be punished of the actions of incompetent and irresponsible ones.

By their logic, everyone's driver's license should also be suspended every time some drunk or reckless driver kills somebody in a car wreck. Or perhaps I shouldn't be giving them any ideas?

44 posted on 05/05/2014 12:56:25 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: Dallas59

This Olm character seems like he’s too stupid to live, never mind own a gun. The fact that he’s in his 30’s and still lives with his parents tells us everything we need to know about him.


45 posted on 05/05/2014 12:57:29 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: Freeping Since 2001

I think I’ll avoid #3. But #2 and #4 are good reminders.


46 posted on 05/05/2014 1:01:31 PM PDT by riverdawg
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To: Gay State Conservative

His own son was down there with them. Perhaps he din’t want that young child to see that.


47 posted on 05/05/2014 1:18:08 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (Go, Cruz! Go!)
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To: TsonicTsunami08

Man asks bystander
“does your dog bite?”
Man pets dog sitting by bystander
Growl,gnaw,chew,scream, pull back hand....
I thought you said you dog does not bite
That sir is not my dog

Or something like that- inspector Clouseau


48 posted on 05/05/2014 1:46:09 PM PDT by FreedomNotSafety
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To: FreedomNotSafety

I remember that! hahahahahahahahahaha!


49 posted on 05/05/2014 1:47:42 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08 (SEND BITCOIN 1CYfujvffxKKPHKvrQvLP3CDb3Z5Lu7LwM)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Mouse in the house.

What a tragedy.


50 posted on 05/05/2014 1:47:52 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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