That is a very tragic and sad accident. I can only imagine how the memory of that whole thing will haunt that boy for the rest of his life. Despite the new laws, I would not be inclined to let a 9-year-old carry his own loaded shotgun.
A forum community dedicated to hunting and fishing enthusiasts in the Utah area. Come join the discussion about safety, gear, tackle, tips, tricks, optics, hunting, gunsmithing, reviews, reports, accessories, classifieds, and more!