Sheriff: Kansas hunter dies after dog steps on rifle in backseat of pickup truck

https://www.kake.com/story/48213408/sheriff-hunter-dies-after-dog-steps-on-rifle-in-backseat-of-pickup-truck

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

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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. 

4 thoughts on “Sheriff: Kansas hunter dies after dog steps on rifle in backseat of pickup truck

  1. This is my home county. Seriously, it is.😃 The little town mentioned, Geuda Springs, used to be locally famous for the water you could go there and buy. The water there these days is not potable. More recently, Geuda Springs became somewhat notorious for electing a city council that promptly passed a statute requiring all city residents to be armed. https://www.deseret.com/2003/11/24/19797588/town-requires-guns-for-residents . Now this has happened over there (20 some mi. away from my town,) and so there’s that. 🤷‍♀️ If you read the story, you’ll get a taste of their attitude. It’s a great place from which to stay away.

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