Court records show an Oregon man told police he was using his assault rifle as a crutch to help him get up from a couch at a friend’s apartment when it fired a burst through the ceiling and killed a little girl upstairs.
The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports a police affidavit says Jon Andrew Meyer Jr. told investigators the gun went off accidentally at the Grants Pass apartment on June 27.
Defense lawyer Gary Berlant adds Meyer had been assured the gun was not fully automatic.
Meyer is being held on $250,000 bail on charges of manslaughter, assault and unlawful possession of a machine gun.
Authorities say he was responsible for the reckless burst of rifle fire that killed 5-year-old Alysa Bobbitt of Shady Cove and wounded apartment resident Karen Hancock.
The girl and Hancock were upstairs in the same apartment as Meyer.
Please tell me again how guns don't kill people, people kill people.
The fact is that the more weapons people have available to them the more they start seeing them as innocuous household items.
Can't open that can of beans? Here use this Luger.
Can't get the dog across the street to stop barking? Here lay down some suppression fire until he shuts up.
Can't get you fat ass off of the couch on your own? Thank God you have that assault rifle handy to help you.
This kind of thing sickens me. I will assume that the gun nuts will just push for ALL five year olds to start wearing bullet proof vests to protect themselves.
for school children.
Since when did children suddenly become unsafe from gunfire in their own homes?