I think it is. But what surprised me was the revelation that no charges will be filed, since we are ultimately responsible for any injuries, deaths, or damages caused by bullets discharged from the firearms we're handling.Here's a link to a quick video ... Is this even possible. Gun cleaning ax mile away kills Amish girl - Yahoo! News
Just saw interview with local sheriff. He said the shooting has been ruled as an accident and the prosecutor has not decided to file charges or not. If the family pressures him he probably would file charges. Since this is an Amish family they, most likely, will not pressure him.I also think it is strange that no charges were filed. It's just plain stupidity to fire any type rifle in the air and not know where the bullet will land.
I agree I never even point what I think is an UNLOADED GUN at any unsafe space much less firing.The report I heard was that some idiot decided to shoot the round out of his muzzleloader after hunting...but he aimed it into the air when he discharged the weapon.
What a senseless tragedy.