It is a fact that owning a gun makes it more likely you or a member of your family will die from a gun accident or mistake made in the heat of the moment. All gun owners are legal gun owners until the break the law so it is not a punishment of legal owners to have gun safety regulations. In this case the man left a loaded gun with apparently no safety or the safety off unsecured where it could be discharged accidently. Maybe the dog did not like hunting? Hugs
The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office says a man died over the weekend after his dog stepped on a rifle, causing the firearm to discharge.
The incident happened at around 9:40 a.m. Saturday in the 1600 block of 80th Street, north-northeast of Geuda Springs. The sheriff’s office said the man was sitting in the front passenger seat of his pickup and he had hunting gear and a rifle in the backseat.
“A canine belonging to the owner of the pickup stepped on the rifle causing the weapon to discharge,” the sheriff’s office said. “The fired round struck the passenger who died of his injuries on scene.”
The man’s name has not been released.