OREGON: Man Kills Five Year-Old While Using His Assault Rifle As A Crutch
An Oregon man is being held on charges of manslaughter and possession of a machine gun after an accidental shooting at his apartment.
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, court records show. Defense lawyer Gary Berlant adds Meyer had been assured the gun was not fully automatic. 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. Meyer listed his occupation as lead bouncer at a Mexican restaurant, where he has worked for two years.We've got to stop the gun grabbers who want to keep machine guns out of the hands of patriotic restaurant bouncers!