Thursday, January 26, 2023

Man Unintentionally Shot and Killed by Dog

 A 30-year-old Wichita, Kansas man was on a hunting trip when a dog stepped on a rifle causing the gun to fire. The bullet hit the man in the back killing him instantly. 

According to police, the man was sitting in the passenger seat of a pickup truck. "The back seat contained hunting gear and a rifle. A canine belonging to the owner of the pickup stepped on the rifle causing the weapon to discharge. The fired round struck the passenger who died of his injuries on scene."

According to a coworker "he was a truly amazing man. He was kind, funny, smart, and very loving. Every time he walked through the door, he would make someone smile. Either from being a goofball or just his natural presence making everything better. It wasn't hard to love Joe because he always made you feel like you were one of a kind and never left a conversation without letting you know he loved you."

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with funeral costs. 

Guns are the only consumer product you can buy that are not regulated by consumer protection laws. There is no legal requirement that a rifle be safe from unintentional discharge when it is dropped, bumped, or stepped on by a dog. 

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