Police Say Four-Year-Old Ohio Boy Shot Teen with Shotgun
January 06, 2009
Deputies were astonished to learn that a 4-year-old boy was the triggerman in the 7:24 p.m. shooting at his grandmother's house along Spriggs Road, about 6 miles south of Jackson.
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editor @ 1/6/2009 6:14 AM
OK, here's my question: Can a four-year-old really load and fire, somewhat accurately, a 20-gauge shotgun? Isn't that a pretty heavy weapon for a four-year-old to drag out of a closet, much less load, aim, and fire? Wouldn't the recoil likely hurt him? Am I underestimating the strength of a four-year-old boy?
Steve Rothstein @ 1/6/2009 7:26 PM
No, a single shot 20 gauge would not be unreasonable for a 4 year old to use. I don't know which make and model it was, but as one example, Rossi makes a 20 gauge shotgun with an interchangeable barrel to make it a rifle that is designed as a youth gun. A 4 year old would have no problem handling it.
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