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In Utah, Bumbling Lawful Gun Owner Accidentally Shoots His Father - No Charges

Posted on the 15 May 2014 by Mikeb302000
Local news reports 
 A 21-year-old man accidentally shot his father in the leg Monday night while cleaning a .22-caliber rifle at a cabin in Ogden, police said. 
Earlier in the evening, the man and one of his friends went shooting and came home about dark. 
A couple of hours later, the man decided to clean the rifle, police said. He claims he took the magazine out and cleared the gun, but when he sat down, his finger accidentally pulled the trigger and a chambered round discharged, according to Weber County Sheriff's Sgt. Lane Findlay. The bullet struck the man's 49-year-old father, shattering his femur, Findlay said.

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