By: Kyle James | 11-28-2017 | News
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Father Shot In The Head By 12-Year-Old Son While Teaching Him To Shoot

A Garland, Texas man named Daniel Boor died from a gunshot to the head after his 12-year-old son accidentally shot him Friday afternoon.

The 53-year-old Boor was teaching his son how to shoot on their 10-acre property in Bulverde when the accident happened. Boor was shot in the head and succumbed to the injury.

The community is saddened by the tragic accident. Local gun expert Jaime Correa says it is not uncommon for kids that age to learn to handle a gun. "The rules of gun safety are no different at the public range, at the private range and your own backyard."

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Of all the rules, Correa says it is most important to always assume a gun is loaded, don't keep your finger on the trigger and always be aware of where the gun is pointed.

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Richard No. 12851 2017-11-28 : 10:03

Sadly, and unfortunately he will not be able to correct his error. Proper professional gun safety is key, either by a LEO, or military man. This was so tragically avoidable. Prayers for that boy and his family.

Anonymous No. 12854 2017-11-28 : 10:21

We taught our son and 2 girls when we felt they reached the age to intelligence. (ability to follow orders and instructions.) We never had a close call or accident by any of them.

The son was 10, the girls were 12 & 14. We used bolt actions and revolvers, NO semi-auto's.

Our Grand-Son is now 13 has been being taught starting at 10.

All understand their firearms responsibilities. Plus basic Home & Family Defense actions and Fight or Flight as needed.

Dave No. 93968 2019-03-26 : 14:22

First off Richard, the man in question was a military man, he served proudly in the Marine Corps., and as this could have been avoidable, it is not proper to place blame in this situation. Sorry if this seems a little personal, but I actually knew Daniel very well and he will be missed. My heart goes out to his wife and children for having to live without their husband and father..

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