Usa, bimbo di 5 anni uccide la sorellina con un fucile / 5-year-old Ky. boy kills 2-year-old sister with his rifle

Una fiera di armi a Stamford, Connecticut

Usa, bimbo di 5 anni uccide la sorellina con un fucile

Tragedia in Kentucky. L’arma, progettata per minori, gli era stata regalata lo scorso anno. La vittima aveva due anni

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Nuovo, incredibile dramma delle armi in America. In Kentucky, un bambino di 5 anni ha ucciso la sorellina di 2 anni con un fucile calibro 22 progettato specificatamente per bambini che gli era stato regalato lo scorso anno e con cui giocava abitualmente.

La madre dei bambini si trovava in veranda quando ha udito lo sparo e si é precipitata in casa, trovandosi di fronte all’orrore. Secondo il medico legale Gary White, intervistato dal giornale locale The Lexington Herald-Leader, si è trattato di un incidente.

La polizia ha riferito che la bambina, Caroline Starks, è stata trasportata in ospedale, dove è stata dichiarata morta. L’arma con cui il bambino ha ucciso la sorellina è un fucile della Crickett dalle dimensioni ridotte progettato apposta per i bambini. Un regalo ricevuto l’anno scorso e conservato in un angolo di una stanza. «I genitori non sapevano che ci fossero ancora munizioni dentro», ha detto il medico legale, riportando le parole della madre.

“My first rifle”, “Il mio primo fucile”, è lo slogan che la Crickett, la casa produttrice del fucile specializzata in armi per bambini, utilizza sul suo sito web. Il fucile calibro 22, oltre ad avere le dimensioni adatte per essere imbracciato dai più piccoli, è prodotto in vari colori, tra cui il rosa per le bambine. Le foto sul sito ritraggono giovanissimi intenti a prendere la mira e sparare, alcuni sotto gli occhi fieri dei genitori. La battaglia anti-armi del presidente Barack Obama è lungi dall’essere vinta.

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fonte lastampa.it

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5-year-old Ky. boy kills 2-year-old sister with his rifle

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By Associated Press
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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BURKESVILLE, Ky. — A 5-year-old boy accidentally shot his 2-year-old sister to death in rural southern Kentucky with a rifle he had received as a gift last year, authorities said.

The children’s mother was home at the time of the shooting Tuesday afternoon but had stepped on to the porch for “no more than three minutes,” Cumberland County Coroner Gary White told WKYT-TV.


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White told the Lexington Herald-Leader the boy received the .22-caliber rifle as a gift. He said the rifle was kept in a corner and the family didn’t realize a bullet was left inside it.

“It’s a Crickett,” White said, referring to a company that specifically makes guns, clothes and books for children. “It’s a little rifle for a kid. … The little boy’s used to shooting the little gun.”

White said the shooting was an accident.

It wasn’t immediately clear who gave the boy the gun or exactly what led up to the shooting. White did not return a telephone call from The Associated Press on Wednesday.

State police said in a brief news release the shooting occurred when the boy was “playing” with the rifle, but did not elaborate.

It is not clear whether any charges will be filed, said Kentucky State Police spokesman Trooper Billy Gregory.

“I think it’s too early to say whether there will or won’t be,” Gregory said Wednesday.

Keystone Sporting Arms, based in Milton, Penn., produced 60,000 Crickett and Chipmunk rifles in 2008, according to its website. It also makes guns for adults, but most of its products are geared toward children.

The company’s slogan is “my first rifle” and its website has a “Kids Corner” section where pictures of young boys and girls are displayed, most of them showing the children at shooting ranges and on bird and deer hunts. The smaller rifles are sold with a mount to use at a shooting range.

“The goal of KSA is to instill gun safety in the minds of youth shooters and encourage them to gain the knowledge and respect that hunting and shooting activities require and deserve,” the website said.

No one at the company answered the phone Wednesday.

According to its website, Bill McNeal and his son Steve McNeal decided to make guns for young shooters in the mid-1990s and opened Keystone in 1996 with just four employees, producing 4,000 rifles that year. It now employs about 70 people.

Burkesville sits near the Tennessee-Kentucky state line along the Cumberland River, among the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The small city is about 90 miles northeast of Nashville, Tenn.

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