|Brandon Curtiss (left) with other members of the|
III% Idaho group (Facebook)
The 12-year-old girl, whose name was not released, was taken by helicopter to a hospital for treatment after the shooting at the Rupert Gun Range, reported the Twin Falls Times-News...
...It's not clear who was handling the weapon when it fired, wounding the girl.
Brandon Curtiss, the president of the state III% militia group...said militia group members wanted to take target practice after a county meeting of the militia group--which was involved in last month's armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
Curtiss said a militia member's gun accidentally fired while cleaning the weapon, and the bullet struck a metal table beneath a shelter and ricocheted.
eye'm thynkin': I can't help but be reminded of the bill currently making its way through the Iowa legislature that would make it legal for children--of any age--to carry a weapon. It will be safe, they say, because there will be adult supervision. Well, that didn't work so well here did it?
And who in the hell cleans a loaded gun?
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